No one seems to agree with the boisterous Rex Ryan these days.
First, fans laughed him off when Ryan proclaimed the Jets should be favored in every playoff game. Now, voters disrespected him by naming Green Bay’s Charles Woodson the NFL Defensive Player of the Year yesterday instead of Darrelle Revis.
Woodson finished tied for the league lead with nine interceptions on the Packers’ second-ranked defense. Revis’ Jets, of course, were the top-ranked defense, but the Pack bested them in interceptions and takeaways. Woodson received 28 first-place votes, Revis was second with 14.
“I would like to congratulate the people who voted for Darrelle Revis. These guys obviously really know the game,”?Ryan said. “A number that I think is interesting would be eight and, no, that’s not the amount of touchdown passes that Green Bay gave up against Arizona. That is the number of touchdown passes we gave up all season at the Jets and the biggest reason for that is Darrelle Revis.”
These comments came almost a week after Ryan boasted his third-year corner had “the best year a corner has ever had.” Woodson, though, had his own promoter, defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who coached the NFL’s all-time leader and 1993 Defensive POY Rod Woodson.
“[Woodson’s[ had two or three games that I can’t imagine any defensive player in the league having better games,” Capers told reporters.