Tuesday links: Rex Ryan gets inked

  • Rex Ryan did one of the most Rex Ryan things imaginable during the lockout. He’s a 48-year-old man who coaches one of the most popular teams in the NFL, and now he has a tattoo on his lower leg that looks like the average cheap tattoo Tuesday offering at your local biker hangout.
  • Like their newly inked leader, the Jets still really like to talk to anyone holding a notepad, recorder, or camera.
  • Today in shocking news, Plaxico Burress was split between the Jets and Giants in the final hours of his free agency, and his decision was based on which team showed him the money.
  • ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha thinks it’s remarkable that it took teams this long to grow weary of Randy Moss‘ petulance. Citing team sources, Chadiha writes that Moss’ eventual exit from New England began about one year ago when Tom Brady noticed his lagging work ethic during training camp.
  • Mike Freeman of CBS Sports observes that around football there’s a feeling of anger towards Moss, a feeling comparable to the angst directed at Manny Ramirez earlier this year for the immense talent he wasted.
  • With the lost word–or at least our last word–on Moss, the Daily Norseman says that behavior problems aside, he was still electric and highly entertaining, and those lucky enough to be a Vikings fan during Moss’ prime had a rare superfreak on their side.
  • Only Braylon Edwards can maintain a relationship of any kind with people whose conflict resolution skills consist of cutting a restaurant worker with a knife, and attacking another worker with a fork. In very related news, Edwards is still a free agent.
  • During the Broncos’ Super Bowl appearance in 1987 Denver’s current mayor Michael Hancock was the team mascot.
  • Osi Umenyiora doesn’t enjoy his role as the evil villain of Gotham. Perhaps he should stop suing his employer then.
  • The Redskins will visit with free agents Lofa Tatupu and Kelvin Hayden later this week.
  • Yesterday we learned that experimenting with new, innovative approaches to statistical analysis makes people who hate change angry.
  • Chad Henne heard “we want Orton!” chants and boos after every wayward pass at training camp.
  • The Rams recruit free agents by taking them to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

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