Rex Ryan Gives Brett Favre the Ted Thompson Treatment


I ran across this paragraph from this little link:

Clearly, Rex Ryan didn’t want [Brett] Favre, despite saying just the opposite last week. Ryan was hired on Jan. 19. Favre retired on Feb. 11. Not once did Ryan reach out to Favre and try to persuade him to play, claiming he didn’t feel it was appropriate. If Ryan wanted Favre, he would have called him or shown up on his doorstep in Hattiesburg. The first time they spoke is when Favre called to say he was done.

Sounds like Ryan has a sound head on his shoulders, not wanting a diva gunslinger with shoulder issues that won’t come out to offseason workouts.  I think the Ted Thompson Treatment, as I will now call the treatment of ignoring players until they finally get the drift that they are not wanted in their current locale.  It could become a trend.

I’m really interested to see what Ryan can do with that New York Jets squad.  Pilfering Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard from the Baltimore Ravens was a good move, but I think the Jets are a year or two from competing, due to the personal changes that will have to be made on defense and how long it will take for the team to learn the scheme.  I’m looking at a third-place finish for the Jets in 2009.

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  • andy

    you packer (non backers).. threw the man out like a cheap hooker.. she was good while she lasted!! the man gave you his life…poured it out.. separated from family..he gave all, your fans gave some…he should have been supported and defended at all costs.. he deserved that.. and if you all went down with the ship.. than thats the respect you should have gave him.. when its over it’s over.. but he should have had the leeway to decide..like he said.. let him worry about his legacy.. he could have dumped that team and made more other places.. he took the poundings.. but did not bail.. YOU ALL have bailed on him.. i hope he go’es off into the night and never sets foot on your feild again.. YOU all don’t deserve..it.. he made your city..your new stadium.. your jobs … your profits.. if not for him.. you would still be saying.. YOU CAN BEAT THE PACK BUT YOU CAN”T LICK DICKEY>>!!! Shame on you all..