The emerging storyline that Rex Ryan is mentally checking out as head coach of the New York Jets gained a little more steam this weekend when Ryan skipped town on cut day in the NFL to attend his son's football game against the UGA Bulldogs on Saturday night.
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Got to talk to ol Rex Ryan at the Clemson game! pic.twitter.com/OyHP2Npo05
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According to Chris Mortensen, Ryan wasn't the only Jets coach to attend their son's football game on Saturday and despite the fact that we live in the year 2013 when CEOs and execs can work from the Bahamas if they have to, but it was Ryan's decision to watch his son play that drew the ire of the Jets' "unnamed source of the week".
"(Rex has) got zero influence," an unnamed source told the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta about Ryan. "(He) doesn't care and he is letting everyone know. He just shows up for his check. … It's a big (expletive) to all the players."
Ultimately, Ryan found it necessary to defend his decision against accusations by the unidentified locker room informant (you can eliminate Mark Sanchez as a suspect) to the New York Daily News.
"It's not like I'm going to be able to go to another game," Ryan said, per the New York Daily News. "It just so happened that I could make that one: It was a night game. So that's really what I did. I took advantage of it. It was great. I just played dad there for a day and it was a lot of fun."
Ryan said he spoke with "most of our guys" who were released.
Ultimately, it was non-story, however, no one would fault if he admitted that he actually went to Clemson so he could scout Tahj Boyd.