Jets’ Rex Ryan To Start Sunday vs. the New England Patriots: Fact or Fiction?

January 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The last time sports fans saw a player-coach who was anywhere near as heavy as Rex Ryan actually play in a game was when Pete Rose led the Reds into action as both a manager and a player. 
From what I understand, Rex Ryan must have played some position on the defensive line last week as he sacked Peyton Manning to help the Jets garner a victory that would propel them to face the New England Patriots.
Now, like an aging prize fighter calling out a young champion, the NFL playoffs find Ryan calling out none other than the AARP eligible Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick.  Will the future hall of famer, Belichick, be a taker?  
I really have a hard time seeing the Patriots head coach lining up to take the handoff and then juking Ryan as he high steps for a touchdown.  Now I guess I could imagine the 300-pound Rex Ryan, pulling a Nick Fairley move out of the bag and driving the older Belichick head first into the frozen field.
However, Ryan is doing...

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