No one will be smiling on Jets-Pats sidelines

Published Nov. 20, 2009 4:57 p.m. ET

In most weeks, a coach breaking down in tears after a loss would be enough to penetrate the national football conversation.

But Rex Ryan's heart-on-his-sleeve waterworks got lost in the wailing rapids of Patriot Nation as Bill Belichick made Grady Little look like a genius game manager.

There's a good chance neither will be happy on Sunday. Ryan will certainly be bummed if his Jets lose for the sixth time in seven games. Belichick will be cranky even if he wins because, well, he's Bill Belichick, longtime sufferer of acute dysphoria.