Rex Ryan said Geno Smith's chin is soft.

ESPN’s decision to add former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan to Sunday NFL Countdown has created some interesting moments this year, especially with his back-and-forth with former Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith (now with the Giants).

Last Sunday, Ryan said “I love Geno Smith. Great guy. I just don’t want him playing quarterback for me.” Smith then responded with “I did see one of my ex-coaches say he didn’t want me to be his quarterback. That really upset me. I saved his job in 2013. We fought our ass for him both years. For him to say that shows how much of a coward he is.” And Ryan shot back again Sunday on NFL Countdown, saying Smith’s chin was “a little soft”:

“And you know what, this might be Geno’s chin. Little soft, that chin’s a little soft there, Geno!”

This all dates back to when Jets’ linebacker IK Enemkpali broke Smith’s jaw with an August 2015 punch, reportedly over a dispute about a $600 plane ticket. That wasn’t the first time Enemkpali got into a fight; ESPN’s Paula Lavigne reported later that month that he had “missed his college team’s 2011 season opener because he injured his hand punching a man he thought was a woman with whom he had arranged to have sex.”

But Ryan clearly took Enemkpali’s side in the dispute, signing him to a deal with the Bills after the Jets released him following the Smith incident and then even making him a team captain against the Jets. And it looks like Ryan still has his trolling instincts on brand.

[For The Win]

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