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.