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Kerry Rhodes not worried about things said when he was with Jets

Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes declined to take a verbal shot at former coach Rex Ryan.

Christian Petersen

Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes took the high road this week when asked about the unflattering comments made about him by his former coach, Rex Ryan of the New York Jets, according to a report on AZCentral.com.

Ryan was extremely critical of Rhodes in his book "Play Like You Mean It," which was released in August. In it, Ryan wrote: "He was a selfish-ass guy. He wouldn't work, and he was a Hollywood type, flashy and needing attention. I don't mind flashy, but your work ethic had better back it up. He was a talented SOB, that's for sure, but he wasn't one of us."

Rhodes was asked about Ryan's comments this week -- the Cardinals face the Jets in New York this Sunday -- but decided not to make any comments or take any stabs back at his former coach.

"I'm not going to go that route," Rhodes said. "It's been almost three years now. He has stuff he has to worry about with that team and I have stuff I have to worry about here."

The Cardinals, who have lost their last seven games after starting the season 4-0, travel to New York to face the Jets in a 1 p.m. kickoff Sunday. The game will be televised nationally by FOX.