While Ravens coach John Harbaugh was ripping on the Steelers as a whole in his little post-game tirade after they beat the Titans, another coach was ripping one Steeler in particular for a play towards the end of the Jets 20-13 win over the Steelers.
Jets coach Rex Ryan called out Steelers safety Mike Mitchell for his last gasp leap at QB Michael Vick who was downing the ball in victory mode during the final seconds in the Jets upset win.
Mitchell tried to do a Troy Polamalu like leap, and it started a fight between the two teams for a couple moments late in the game.
Ryan didn’t appreciate Mitchell’s effort for trying to make a play, and told the Jets media that Mitchell’s play was “kind of bush league.”
“I’m surprised, I can understand in a short-yardage situation, you would have praised the guy for timing it and all that stuff — there’s no question,” Ryan said.
“But in that part of the game, where we’re just kneeling on it, I was surprised by it to say the least — and disappointed.”
It’s funny that Ryan, who despite beating the Steelers is on his way to being fired at seasons end by the Jets, is calling out anyone for being ‘bush league.’
Remember the end of the AFC Title loss to the Steelers in 2010 when Ryan, after the Steelers clinched the game with a first down, threw his headset down like a child.
There’s been plenty of instances over the years with Ryan being one of the most disliked coaches in the game for his antics, so him trying to call out anyone should be taken with a grain of salt.
Then again, in about 3 months Ryan won’t be calling out anyone as he looks for work on the unemployment line.
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