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Rep. Markey Takes Jab at Jets Coach Rex Ryan

Markey joked about head coach's "plan" to get into the playoffs this year during inauguration ceremonies for Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn Monday.

You won't ever catch Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick trash talking Rex Ryan, but a Congressman representing a whole lot of Patriots fans had no problem taking a jab at the out-of-the-playoffs head coach of the New York Jets.

Congressman Ed Markey briefly spoke to the audience gather at Medford City Hall to inaugurate Mayor Michael McGlynn. Markey commended Medford for having an unemployment rate - 5.6 percent - 3 percentage points below the national average and 1.5 points below the state average.

"It is because there is a plan, and it is not a plan like Rex Ryan's plan to get into the playoffs, it's a plan more like Bill Belichick's plan, to every year insistently consistently persistently draw to the city of Medford the analytic and the social and the physical skills needed in order to make Medford a cutting edge community," Markey said.

The Jets were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 19-17, finishing the season 8-8. The Patriots, on the other hand, topped the Buffalo Bills, 49-21, finishing the season 13-3 and clinching the top seed in their conference.

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