Criticism for ESPN analyst Rex Ryan came swift and fast after his disparaging comments about Amari Cooper.
Ryan made those comments last week on ESPN’s Get Up! when he ripped the Dallas Cowboys for paying him so much.
“I wouldn’t have paid this turd. No way in hell would I have paid this guy. To me, you pay Dak Prescott. Forget all of those numbers, they’re No. 1 in the league because of him, not Amari Cooper. It’s a deep draft at receiver and (Dallas) made a big mistake right here,” Ryan said.
After harsh criticism online, he would soon apologize for his actions. That hasn’t stopped the criticism from stopping as displayed by New England Patriots star Devin McCourty who made his thoughts known on him and ESPN during his podcast over the weekend.
“I just wanted to call ESPN and say, ‘ESPN, listen. You have the Jordan documentary (“The Last Dance,” which was moved up from June to April) coming out. You don’t need to air Rex Ryan,’” the New England Patriots safety said.
“Like, you don’t need that. Ratings are going to go through the roof. When you drop the Jordan doc, it’s a wrap. As soon as Rex Ryan said that, (ESPN) should have cut it, should have never had it on air. Whatever (they) had to do, just cut it. Throw it in the trash. The Jordan doc is going to drop. We don’t need any extra hits for nonsense.”
His teammate, Stephon Gilmore, also had a message for his former coach.