Before Rex Ryan could even help it, his emotions got the better of him. A mixture of frustration and anger had bubbled to the surface amid contract negotiations that appeared to have no end in sight.
Ryan said his “tantrum” -- which entailed him twice storming out of the trade talk room -- was directed at all parties involved. But fast forward 24 hours and Ryan is a happy man. And so are his players.
“There was an energy in the building, in our team, because Darrelle Revis was back,” he said.
Ryan, who traveled to South Florida with owner Woody Johnson on Saturday to meet face-to-face with Revis and his family, said he had a good feeling that the negotiations had turned a corner.
“I think they realized how we felt,” the Jets coach said, referring to Revis’ camp. “Both sides knew they wanted to get the job done. …Personally, I knew he wanted to play.”
But when both sides appeared at an impasse during conference calls on Sunday, a frustrated Ryan bolted for the conference room door. The coach likened the situation to a relationship, where the guy and girl want to be together but the parents won't let them get together.
Tanenbaum, he said, stayed in the room and finalized the deal.
Ryan added that he doesn't plan on getting involved in any future contract negotiations.