The McCourty brothers disliked the way ESPN handled Rex Ryan’s explosion towards Cowboy Amari Cooper’s large receiver.
Ryan, 57, caused a sensation last week when he criticized Cowboys’ decision to grant Cooper a five-year extension of the $ 100 million contract prior to this offseason before referring to pro Bowler four times as a “turd” during an appearance on ESPN “Get up!”
The comments gained even more traction after ESPN promoted a movie on several social media accounts. Devin and Jason McCourty were not fans of it.
“For me, the crazy thing was after saying it,” Get up! “Posted on Twitter, ESPN retweeted it on Twitter,” said Jason McCourty on the twins’ “Double Coverage” podcast, via WEEI.com. “Everyone has been all-in on this” turd “comment. I guess it’s entertainment at the same time: how can we get more viewers, how can we get people to click on this, click? But at what point of the game can you call someone a turd? Whether he’s a good player or not a good player, it was just a bad ball everywhere. “
Devin McCourty also approached ESPN, saying that “Rex Ryan doesn’t need to be aired” for the charts because they are about to release a multi-part documentary about Michael Jordan.
Ryan ended up apologizing in response to the backlash, adding that he hopes Cooper will accept his apology.
“I can’t believe I said it, I used that word,” he said on SportsCenter. “Obviously it was my wrong choice to say what I said about Amari. Anyone who knows me – look, honestly, I think of every player’s world and I have great respect for every single player in the National Football League, including Amari Cooper. “
Cooper, 25, did not publicly respond to Ryan’s comments.