Jets’ Ryan takes cover as speakers malfunction

The sinking New York Jets have Rex Ryan ducking for cover these

days.

The oft-criticized coach was in the middle of answering a

question during his news conference Wednesday when the speakers in

the press room at the team’s facility malfunctioned and crackled

loudly, sounding like fireworks. The sudden outburst startled Ryan

and the media assembled in front of him.

A smiling Ryan ducked a few times behind the podium before

looking at the cameras and joking, ”I know, we’re on a three-game

losing streak. I understand. … Wow. Not a good product, so …

Ryan quickly gathered himself and finished answering the

question, the final one of his news conference, while the speakers

continued to pop.

The Jets (5-7) host the Oakland Raiders (4-8) on Sunday.

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