New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was out enjoying an evening off during Training Camp with his coaching staff when he ran into a fan wearing a hysterical shirt. Joseph Grinwis is the fan in the photo, who is a lifelong Jets fan, and was out in Cortland, New York when he saw Ryan. Grinwis recapped the meeting with Yahoo Sports:
“I was a little bit ‘Oh no’ inside. I mean, the one night I’m wearing this shirt, you know?” said Grinwis, who made the trip from Wantage Township, N.J., more than a three-hour drive from upstate New York, to watch training camp. “But he was cool with it. Maybe he wasn’t on the inside but he seemed cool with it.”
Ryan referenced the trip to downtown Cortland during his Sunday press conference.
“The entire coaching staff and scouting department went out last night. That’s how close this group is. And not because you make them, well half of them,” Ryan said jokingly. “But we all go out and we sit around, we talk – had a water.”
Grinwis said he saw Ryan in the Dark Horse Tavern and spoke with the head coach, telling him how much he loved the Jets. He said that Ryan was appreciative of his support and the effort he made to come up to training camp.
And even seemed fine with a T-shirt poking fun at his team.
“He looked at it and laughed,” Ginwis said. “He didn’t make a comment. He just laughed.”
Easily one of the better shirts that I’ve seen, and definitely appropriate for Jets fans.