Quite a few years ago, Buddy Ryan, father of Rex, was the beloved head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. His passion, his energy, his penchant for blatant honesty endeared him to the residents of the city of brotherly love.
Fast forward to present day, and another brilliant, arrogant, brutally honest member of the Ryan family will once again coach in Philadelphia. Only this time, his name is Rex Ryan and he'll be on the visitor's sideline.
In what has become an offseason NFL custom, Rex has again declared his Jets will win the Super Bowl.
For Philadelphia Eagles fans, its Super Bowl or bust (again) after an offseason that saw the team bring in six former Pro Bowlers, including free agent prize Nnamdi Asomugha.
Its no secret that the Jets and Ryan wanted Asomugha badly. Rex loves his corners, and Nnamdi might be the best in the business.
The old saying goes that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," but we might need to update it to: "Hell hath no fury like a Ryan scorned."
Like his father, Rex is a brilliant defensive mind with an ego the size of a small continent. And like his father, Rex does not take well to being scorned. You can bet he'll have a special section of the playbook dedicated to stopping Mike Vick and the Eagles cold. It's a game you don't want to miss.