New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has never been known for mincing words whether praising or criticizing his team. He had plenty of the latter to do after Sunday's 45-19 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Jets fell behind, 28-0, and, after cutting the margin to 28-13 at halftime, watched the Eagles score the next 17 points.
"That was about as bad as it gets, especially in the first half and early in the third quarter," Ryan said. "We couldn't stop them on defense. We were turning the ball over on offense. It was just a terrible performance, obviously."
The Jets are 8-6, and they continued their futility against the Eagles. The win gave the Eagles a 9-0 mark against the Jets, the best undefeated record for any teams in NFL history.
While Ryan was down on his team, he had ample praise for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who completed 15 of 22 passes for 274 yards for one touchdown and one interception and a 107.0 passer rating. Vick also rushed for 32 yards and an 11-yard touchdown on five carries.
"I've gone against Vick a few times, but he's never had that kind of day, not even close against our kind of defense," Ryan said. "But he had it today."
And Ryan wasn't finished.
"I think they have done a great job, obviously, with Vick," he said. "He's a complete quarterback now."
Ryan also praised Eagles coach Andy Reid.