Halfway through the most hyped game of the NFL playoffs and the NY Jets lead the New England Patriots 14-3. Headlines leading up to the game were not about the players but more so the trash talking. Patriots head coach Bill Belichik warned his players to not participate in the he said she said. But Pats WR Wes Welker not only ignored his coach’s orders but delivered one of the most memorable press conferences, referencing feet or toes 11 times, in response to Rex Ryan’s foot fetish scandal. Despite leading the Patriots in receiving during the regular season, Welker was benched for the start of the game!
It what has turned into a he said she said battle for the upcoming New York Jets v. New England Patriots playoff game, Patriots receiver Wes Welker is the latest to take a jab at his opponent. In a press conference for the showdown, Welker made 10 different “foot” or “toe” references. Last month, foot fetish videos leaked of who appeared to be Ryan and his wife Michelle. Ryan neither confirmed or denied the videos… but by not commenting he really put his foot in his mouth!
As a blogger I shift through hundreds of potential posts a day deciding what is noteworthy enough to make it on TJC… a few days ago I saw a story that NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan and his wife made foot fetish videos and posted them on YouTube. I passed it off as a complete joke and couldn’t believe other bloggers fell for the nonsense. Much to my surprise, Ryan has all but confirmed the videos are indeed of his wife Michelle.
At a press conference for the Jets’ upcoming game against the Chicago Bears this weekend, Ryan would not deny or even comment on the videos. “To be honest, and I get it, I know you need to ask and all that stuff,” Ryan said. “But it’s a personal matter and I’m really not going to discuss it, OK?
Deadspin.com broke the story after a reader noted the uncanny similarities between the woman in the video and Ryan’s wife Michelle. The videos are posted on the channel “ihaveprettyfeet” and were uploaded before 2009, just months before Ryan began his head coaching job with the Jets. A man’s voice can be heard in the background talking to Ms. “Ihaveprettyfeet,” which sounds a lot like Ryan.
Ryan has called his wife a supermodel, but apparently he thinks she is a foot model as well. By not denying the videos, many are taking it as a confirmation… guess Rex really put his foot in his mouth with this one!
NY Jets strengthening coach Sal Alosi has been indefinitely suspended after it was discovered he ordered inactive players to form a wall on the sidelines to trip Miami Dolphin’s Nolan Carroll. Originally, Alosi was only suspended for four games after he said it was a “spontaneous act” to trip Carroll while he ran down a punt during the Jet’s 10-3 loss to the Dolphins.
Alosi said he ordered the wall to restrict space for Carroll. Jets General Manger Mike Tannenbaum made the announcement to the media and claims neither head coach Rex Ryan or special teams coach Mike Westhoff new about the plan.