Rex Ryan calls Ravens snub 'a major chip'

May, 9, 2011
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Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column is mandatory reading at SI.com, but I know some folks only check out what's presented on blogs or through tweets.

King shared a couple highlights from his recent interview with New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, who made the media rounds last week to promote the autobiography "Play Like You Mean It."

Ryan revisited his disappointment over the Baltimore Ravens passing him over for their head-coaching job when they fired Brian Billick and hired John Harbaugh instead.

"Coaching in Baltimore 10 years and then not getting the job, that's a thing that drives me," Ryan said. "As much as I respect the people in the Ravens' organization, they never thought I could do the job, and that's a major chip on my shoulder.''

Ryan also said the Jets' decision to draft a quarterback in 2009 came down to Mark Sanchez and Josh Freeman. The Jets apparently loved them both, but Sanchez emerged as their choice because teammates responded to him better.

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