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Geno Smith calls Rex Ryan ‘snake’ after unprovoked criticism

The 2014 Jets are in the news again for all the wrong reasons, and this time Rex Ryan and Geno Smith are going at it.


Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday, Ryan boasted he would have been a huge NFL coaching success with multiple Super Bowl titles if he had Tom Brady at quarterback.

“[Patriots head coach] Bill Belichick is the greatest of all time,” Ryan said. “Let’s give him Geno Smith, whoever, see how many Super Bowls he would’ve won. He never won in Cleveland [where Belichick was fired in the early 1990s after five seasons].

Smith hit back on Twitter, calling his former head coach a “snake.”

Ryan, who hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2016, was the Jets’ head coach when the organization drafted Smith with the 39th pick in 2013 out of West Virginia.


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Geno Smith was the team’s starter in 2013 and 2014 before taking a back seat to Ryan Fitzpatrick under new head coach Todd Bowles.

Earlier in the week, Ryan took shots at Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper while appearing on ESPN’s “Get Up!”

Ryan referred to Cooper as a “turd” while also questioning Dallas’ decision to give him a five-year, $100 million contract extension.

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