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Rex Ryan Shows Colin Kaepernick Some Love

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This likely means nothing, but it could mean something (which is why we bring it to you today!). Jets head coach, and notorious blowhard, Rex Ryan chatted with the Jets media yesterday, and apparently he brought up Colin Kaepernick in his comments:

"Again, some people think the Wildcat has come and gone. No, it hasn't. If anything, it's just the opposite. I saw the kid from San Francisco, Kaepernick," Ryan said, via comments distributed by the team. "He runs a 4.4 or something. I was really intrigued by him when he came out because I thought we were going to lose Brad. [The 49ers] drafted him before we could, but I was interested in him. He went for a 70-yard touchdown run the other day. You're seeing these guys and it's hard to defend some of that stuff. When you have the ability to throw, as well as run, it makes it tough."

Well then, Rex. As PFT pointed out, "[i]t's unclear whether Ryan was just riffing, or whether he was sending messages to one or more people." PFT provided examples of the various people Rex could have been talking to, which naturally included Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick:

To 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, possibly: "If you're really all in with Alex Smith, why not give us a chance at taking Kaepernick off your hands?"

To Colin Kaepernick, possibly: "If you don't like being stuck behind Smith, why not ask to be traded to the Jets?"

What do you think? Is Rex Ryan just throwing something out there for no apparent reason? Or is he looking for another player to join Tim Tebow in the wildcat portion of the Jets offensive attack? More importantly, are we ready for the 49ers wildcat attack?