Rex Ryan’s bittersweet return to MetLife Stadium on Thursday night, the place he called home for six years as coach of the New York Jets, ended in victory after Ryan and his Buffalo Bills edged his former team 22-17.
After the game, where the Bills almost blew a 22-3 third quarter lead, Ryan was asked what emotions he felt after the triumphant return to the Meadowlands.
“It’s kinda like being dumped by some girl that you had the hots for,” Ryan said in front of a standing-room-only postgame crowd. “Hey, you move on, and every now and then they call you back – they can’t get you back.”
Rex Ryan's Press Conference Game 💯 pic.twitter.com/1MZ4bUE7XK— Justin Hardie (@OrangeHardie) November 13, 2015
Ryan's humorless tone indicated that Ryan had, in fact, been dumped by the girl he had the hots for and his infatuation with the Jets way more serious than anyone knew.
Quite a change from the dance moves he showed on the sidelines.
Don't worry coach. I don't think that girl is ever calling you back now.