New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's friendly rivalry with former New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker runs deeper than the receiver's playoff-game benching for referencing Ryan's now infamous foot fetish.
"We text back and forth and rip each other back and forth before we ever play," Ryan said. "But we have fun with each other. Trust me, we've said a lot worse to each other than what was reported."
"I'm just glad Wes Welker isn't there. I hated Wes Welker. I'm kidding ... kind of," Ryan said. "Actually, I'm a huge fan of Wes Welker. He had historical success. That's some big shoes for (Amendola) to fill."
Don't expect Welker to touch that "shoes" comment.
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