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Rex Ryan to N.Y. Jets: No chores during Patriots week

Josh Cribbs is the new kid on the block with the New York Jets, but it didn't take long for the veteran return man to understand how much Patriots week means to Rex Ryan.


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"I can tell he really wants this game," said Cribbs, according to the team. "He was like, 'Rest your legs. Don't do nothing for your wife. Say, baby next week. I'm going to do it next week. I'm going to take out the trash next week. I'll take the kids to practice next week, but I have to rest for this game."

"I'm going to tell him to put it on paper so when I give it to my wife, I can be like, 'Hey, Rex said that I don't have to take out the trash.' So, he might get a call from my wife."

Funny stuff. Even funnier, however, was the way Ryan's message to his team was perceived by others. That included one intrepid Gotham reporter who took "Say, baby next week" to mean something more, um, sensual.

Reporter: I thought you were talking about something else. (laughter)
Cribbs: Really?
Cribbs: You guys are sick. (laughter)

Ryan later clarified to reporters he was referring specifically to household chores, not bedroom manners.

So there you have it. We can't imagine there's anyone more disappointed than Seth Walder, the New York Daily News scribe whose "There will be no sex in the city for the Jets this week" lede had to be shuttled to that great big newsroom in the sky.

For shame.

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