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Playing the blame game? Start with Rex

Gang Green's worst loss in nearly a quarter century belongs on coach's desk

Updated: December 7, 2010, 4:16 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It was closing in on midnight, and the funny man did not sound so funny. The braggart did not sound so bold. The prophet did not sound so sure.

At the postgame podium, with the New England Patriots' 45-3 conquest frozen in the Gillette Stadium lights, Rex Ryan looked and sounded like he had seen a ghost.

Ryan has been everything to everybody as coach of the New York Jets. He's been a standup comic for the press, a tough-talking advocate of a long, ...

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