New York Giants head coach Joe Judge might still be learning the ropes in his first season, but he already has the confidence to call out other coaches. Specifically, former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Judge took a jab at the former Bills and New York Jets coach and how he prepared teams for games.
When Judge was asked to recall any time with the New England Patriots when the team knew an opponent lost before the game, he immediately brought up Ryan’s Bills.
Judge might have a point. During Ryan’s two seasons in Buffalo (2015-’16), the team went 1-3 against the Patriots. In those matchups, Buffalo’s defense gave up 40-plus points twice.
Ryan can’t exactly be mad about being called out by an active person in the NFL. The outspoken former coach has called out the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and used inflammatory language about Dallas Cowboys star receiver Amari Cooper.
It’s entertaining to see Judge go after a former NFL coach, delivering the kind of jabs that are rare in the coaching ranks. Although, New York’s fans might prefer he start finding ways to improve upon that 1-6 record.