Rex Ryan's Tattoo Is Real, And He Might Just Change The Number If Mark Sanchez Doesn't Improve

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Earlier today, Jets head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson finally held their mandatory postmortem press conference pushed back by one legendary Bahamian vacation. Most of the questions tackled the team's identity and philosophy and plans to find two new coordinators and a general manager. But toward the event's end, one reporter got around to asking the only question on everyone's mind: What about that damn tattoo? Ryan answered, as only he could: "I know what you're thinking: If Sanchez doesn't play better, that number's changing. That's pretty much a given." (He was half-joking. Maybe. I don't really know tattoo humor.) He added, "I've been married 25 years, and in my eyes my wife is the most beautiful woman in the world." The Ryans are the Sabans, but down-home, and thank god for that.

We had but one beef with the press conference: No one asked who Rex's secret sensei was! We're still waiting.