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Brandon Jacobs to Rex Ryan: “It’s time to shut up, fat boy”

Rex Ryan, Tom Coughlin

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, shakes hands with New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin after an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 29-14. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


The Jets-Giants trash talk didn’t end after the Giants win on Saturday. According to multiple reports, Brandon Jacobs and Rex Ryan got into a yelling match after the game.

Jacobs said that Ryan went after him “The way his pops went after [Kevin] Gilbride.”

Nice recall by Jacobs there, although it sounds like Jacobs may have tried to provoke Ryan.

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that Jacobs told Ryan, “It’s time to shut up, fat boy.”

Jacobs’ version of the events to reporters was a little different. But not by much.

“I told him to shut the f--- up,” Jacobs said via the New York Daily News. Ryan then told him “Go f--- yourself.”

In Jacobs’ view, “Rex Ryan is a disrespectful bastard. The Jets have a big mouth, big belly coach that talks too much.”

Meanwhile, even Giants public relations director Pat Hanlon got into the act after the game.

“Again, to our hosts. . . sorry about the mess we left behind. We’ll clean it up later. We have a big game in ‘your’ house this week,” Hanlon wrote on Twitter.

Ah, Christmas time in New Jersey. Feel the holiday cheer.