by News Wire
January 12, 02010
Jets coach Rex Ryan didn't hide his disappointment upon learning that cornerback Darrelle Revis was beaten out for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award by Packers cornerback Charles Woodson.
Woodson earned 28 votes compared to 14 for Revis, who said Ryan was so irked that he was cussing while delivering the news to him.
"I wasn't going to comment on it," Ryan said, "but I would like to congratulate the people that voted for Darrelle Revis. These guys obviously really know the game. And you've got to look at all the numbers, not just a number about this, or this stat or that stat.
"A number I think is interesting would be eight. And no, that's not the amount of touchdown passes Green Bay gave up against Arizona. That is the number of touchdown passes we gave up all season. And the biggest reason for that is Darrelle Revis.
"There's plenty of things to look at. We had the No. 1 defense in the National Football League, by 35 yards a game. We were No. 1 in scoring ... basically 187 points is all the defense gave up all season. That might be a consideration for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
"And it really was for the people that voted for Darrelle Revis. I tip my hat to them because they really know the game. That's all I'm going to say about it."
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