FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This was a case of the potty mouth calling the kettle black.
Rex Ryan, whose salty vocabulary has resulted in a couple of league fines over the years, feigned disbelief Wednesday as he discussed Tom Brady's recent sideline cursing incident. The New York Jets' coach said he was "offended by the language" during the recent New England Patriots-Green Bay Packers game.
"I was like, 'Wow,'" Ryan joked. "I'm thinking, 'Boy, that fine has to be really hefty because that's one, two, three, four, five of those bad boys. I'm not sure what that is, but I couldn't even get through the game."
There was plenty of sarcasm.
In a Nov. 30 loss to the Packers, Brady was caught on camera yelling a curse word -- over and over and over. He wasn't screaming at anyone in particular, it was just a moment of frustration late in the game. The FCC actually received a handful of complaints from viewers.
Ryan, of course, has been fined twice for cursing at fans. In 2012, he was slapped with a $75,000 fine for directing an F bomb at a fan as he left the field. Earlier this season, he received a $100,000 fine for yelling, "F--- you" as he walked to midfield for the postgame handshake after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Some people might wonder why Ryan was fined and Brady wasn't. Simple: Ryan was yelling at someone, Brady wasn't. Ryan didn't want to get into that.
"He might very well of had to cut a check or two," he said of Brady. "We're not sure. Hey, we all know I shouldn't have done it. I recognize that."