Are you surprised at his tears, sirs? Strong men also cry – strong, chubby, bird-flipping men capable of swearing a blue streak so over-the-top it could cause the guy who wrote the screenplay for Scarface (Oliver Stone, interestingly) to blush – also cry.
Okay, technically, it wasn’t actually reported that Jets head coach was openly weeping when he responded to Tony Dungy’s harsh criticisms from earlier this week that the former Colts coach and Good Christian Soldier thought Ryan was caught by the cameras cussing way too much during the taping of HBO’s Hard Knocks, but the fiery son of Buddy Ryan did become emotional when addressing Dungy’s stinging, meanie-weenie comments.
“I’m always going to be myself, and I’m a good person,” Ryan said, his voice cracking slightly. “Just because somebody cusses or whatever doesn’t make him a bad person, and just because a guy doesn’t cuss doesn’t make him a good person. I’ll stand by my merits.
“I’ve been a big admirer of Tony Dungy, and I’m sure a lot of people are,” Ryan said. “I felt that he unfairly judged me, and that was a disappointment to me.” via.
LEAVE REX RYAN ALONE, TONY DUNGY! He is an incredibly sensitive, complex man with incredible depth of emotion and feeling. It just so happens that he best articulates those emotions and feelings by dropping F-bomb after F-bomb after F-bomb. Big friggin’ whoop.