Ryan downplays Cromartie's comments

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Ryan downplays Cromartie's comments

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO - Rex Ryan wasn't aware that Antonio Cromartie gave an unkind review of Tom Brady when he jumped on a conference call Wednesday morning. And he wasn't real concerned about it when apprised of the comments during the call. "We respect New England, but we don't fear 'em," Ryan said in a rambling defenseexplanation of Cromartie's viewpoint. "A comment like that . . . the fact is that, they're the enemy this week. "Realistically, I'm sure it was basically just a comment that he made," added Ryan. "Trust me, they're saying a lot worse about me and others here. Maybe it just wasn't printed."Invoking the United States Constitution, Ryan also said, "In this country, you're allowed to have opinions."

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