Rex Ryan was never afraid to say anything when he was a coach, and now he isn't as an analyst for ESPN.
Following the Patriots' 28-22 loss to the Texans, Ryan went off Monday morning on the 2019 Patriots by calling them the worst Bill Belichick coached team he's seen.
"And I said it last year -- and they were, I swear to God they were -- and they still won the Super Bowl," he said on ESPN. "Right now, I’m like, ‘Hey, this is the worst Patriots team I’ve ever seen’ Part 2.”
Even though they are 10-2 and the No. 2 seed in the AFC, Ryan said the Patriots simply do not present any fear in other teams.
“New England doesn’t scare anybody anymore, and it’s because of that. There is no talent out there,” Ryan said. “I mean, (Julian) Edelman’s your best player. He’s a slot receiver, and then James White is your second-best player? There’s nobody else.”
As for the rest of the season and playoffs, Ryan believes the Patriots need to put it in Tom Brady's hands and hope for the best, which includes playing as many games as possible at home.
“Whatever Tom Brady has left, because here’s the thing: We talk about their weapons and everything else, but they can’t run the football, and that's it," he said. "And they don’t protect the quarterback. So, to me, it’s you’re out there because you have the greatest of all time, you’ve got the smartest quarterback that’s ever played and the best coach, and so that gives them a chance. They have to get a bye and they have to play at home.”
The Patriots are currently tied with the Ravens at 10-2, but Baltimore holds the tiebreaker because of their Week 9 win.