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Look: Geno Smith Rips Rex Ryan in Twitter Rant After Ex-Jets HC's Criticism

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2020

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Head coach Rex Ryan and Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets look on before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Rex Ryan and Geno Smith do not appear to like one other.  

The former New York Jets head coach and quarterback, respectively, took shots at each other on Wednesday. Ryan started by saying on First Take that he would have won multiple Super Bowls with Tom Brady as his quarterback while questioning what Bill Belichick's resume would have looked like if he had Smith as his QB:

First Take @FirstTake

"Give him Geno Smith ... and let's see how many Super Bowls he would have won." Rex Ryan to people who say Belichick would have been just as successful without Tom Brady. https://t.co/3LsYOQblIj

Smith fired back on Twitter:

Geno @GenoSmith3

My momma never liked dude he been a snake.. and y’all glorify it.. should’ve got fired after yr1.. truth is we won 8 games after ESPN had us winning two and he got his job back.. somehow I’m caught up in a feud and I’m the scapegoat.. Same guy that drafted me #TheBusiness

Geno @GenoSmith3

I could easily go on and on about the bs I see but truthfully I’m so happy I don’t even bother.. God put me in this position where even my enemies gotta mention my name.. so I just sit back and watch the show!

Geno @GenoSmith3

We not cut tha same you a silver spoon baby I got it off the pavement

The marriage between Ryan and Smith was not fruitful.

The pair spent two seasons together (2013-14), with Smith going 11-18 as the starter, throwing for 5,571 yards, 25 touchdowns and 34 interceptions during that stretch. The Jets went 8-8 in 2013 before going 4-12 the next season, leading to Ryan being fired and Smith being replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback in 2015. 

Ryan last coached in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills (2015-16), while Smith has started just two games since 2014, serving as a backup for the Jets, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

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