Posted March 22, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Coach Rex compares himself to Ruth

Jets coach Rex Ryan compared himself to Babe Ruth in an interview earlier this week. This guy always amazes with unique, witty comparisons and cliches that he spins. He leads the “Gang Green” most of the way to the Championship game year in and year out. Check out the convo, courtesy yardbarker.com:

“They talk about walk softly and carry a big stick. I love that. I agree with that 100%,” Ryan said at the NFL league meetings. “But I guess I feel more like Babe Ruth. I’m going to walk softly, I’m going to carry that big stick and then I’m going to point and then I’m going to hit it over the fence.”

There’s a bit of a Teddy Roosevelt in that quote, but I’ll allow it. Go on, Rex.

“It’s like he had the courage to do that. I think I’ve got the courage,” Ryan said. “Now granted, I can’t hit anywhere close to Babe Ruth and I’m not as good a coach as Babe Ruth was a player. But I still feel the same way. I still feel like, why wouldn’t I say it?”

“It’s easier for me to say it because I have people with me. Babe Ruth had to walk up there by himself. But if everything was up to me and that we were going to win [if] I’d hit one out, I believe myself I’m going to hit it out. More importantly, I believe in everybody – our players, our coaches, the fan base we have established here, everybody in the organization.”

(quotes from full article courtesy yardbarker.com)

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