Rex Ryan is catching a ton of heat this morning for the way he handled his team's victory over the New York Jets, but even more scrutiny for naming IK Enemkpali a captain months after he broke Geno Smith’s jaw.

CBS analyst and former Steelers Bill Cowher blasted Ryan, accusing him of “making a mockery out of the captain’s designation," according to NFL.com.

“The captain tag is something that every head coach in this league takes seriously,” Cowher said on the NFL Network’s TNF Gameday Thursday night. “The captain tag is something that players vote on, head coaches they give their title to. It requires a player that you think exemplifies leadership. You earn that. Rex Ryan has made a mockery of it and to me it’s annoying.

“I’m just saying that to put that out there. It’s not always about Rex. Everything isn’t about Rex. You used the platform to talk about Clemson. What does that got to do with this game? The game is being played by players on the field. It’s not about him. It’s about the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets playing for a game that’s got playoff implications. Again players like him, media loves him — that element of that bothers me.”

Rex is going to "do Rex,” and it will only really become a problem if his team isn’t winning.

By Glenn Erby


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