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Rex Ryan: “I can take everything and I have”

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From the outside looking in, Jets coach Rex Ryan has endured a humbling year on and off the field.  Even he admitted his defense had lost its “swagger” two weeks ago.

In an excellent interview with Bob Glauber of Newsday Wednesday,  Ryan insisted that the latest round of foot headlines and jokes haven’t fazed him.

“I can take everything, and I have,” Ryan said.  “Everybody questions me. Everybody said things about me or whatever. I don’t care what anybody says.”

We can’t help but think back to Ryan’s first press conference after his wife’s photo was put on the cover of the New York tabloids.  He looked understandably uncomfortable, almost shaken.   He says that’s out of his mind now.

“You know what? I have a job to do,” he said. “All that is personal. It’s a personal matter. For me, my focus is on winning this football game. That’s my job. That’s what I’m paid to do and that’s what I do.”

Ryan says his confidence hasn’t eroded because of the drama, and we actually believe him.  The most embarrassing part of the year probably wasn’t his family’s humiliation, but the 45-3 loss to the Patriots.  That was the night the air started leaking from the Jets’ balloon.

“I’m still myself, there’s no question,” Ryan said.  “I’m as confident as I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to coach, and I think I’m the same person, the same confidence, the same everything.”

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  1. joetoronto says: Jan 6, 2011 10:21 AM

    “I can take everything, and I have,” Ryan said.

    Oh God. :(

  2. jdandcoke says: Jan 6, 2011 10:23 AM

    good for you rex, im happy for you.

    with that being said i cant wait until your team gets beat so we get a break from your fat mouth for 7 months.

  3. scheer1852 says: Jan 6, 2011 10:24 AM

    Jets 38 Colts 0
    Jets will roll the Colts as Peyton throws 5 picks. Look out NE, Jets are coming back to make up for that embarrassing performance in Foxboro the first time around

  4. randolph32 says: Jan 6, 2011 10:25 AM

    I can’t wait to read the comments on this one….let the foot-work begin!

  5. andyprough says: Jan 6, 2011 10:31 AM

    If you have to say that you haven’t lost your swagger – then you’ve lost your swagger

    Goodbye to the Jets. Got to wonder how much longer before they are looking for a new coach and a new qb? One year?

  6. 8man says: Jan 6, 2011 10:32 AM

    Well there is more coming his way. Could be positive. Could be negative.

    It depends on how the J-E-T-S perform on Saturday night. I think they drew the toughest situation; the Colts in Indy.

  7. xpensivewinos says: Jan 6, 2011 10:37 AM

    …..same big, fat, loud mouth, annoying jag off who keeps talking louder and louder to deflect the fact that he hasn’t won sh**. His level of insecurity is an analyst’s dream.

    Belichick is the best ever and never says a word. This loser hasn’t won a thing and keeps flappin’ his gums like he’s the greatest of all-time.

    Gee, I wonder which one is going to be in the hall of fame and I wonder which one will be unemployed soon?

  8. jdandcoke says: Jan 6, 2011 10:37 AM

    scheer1852

    hey dude, in bizarro world are the jets uni’s still green?

  9. commoncents says: Jan 6, 2011 10:40 AM

    It’s too bad the Pats won’t get a chance to drop 50 on Rexy’s Jetsies but I have a feeling the Colts are tired of listening to this loser too. Shut up Rex, please just shut up!!!

  10. knucklebucket says: Jan 6, 2011 10:41 AM

    scheer1852 says:
    Jan 6, 2011 10:24 AM
    Jets 38 Colts 0
    Jets will roll the Colts as Peyton throws 5 picks. Look out NE, Jets are coming back to make up for that embarrassing performance in Foxboro the first time around

    _________________________________

    This one made me laugh so hard my stomach hurts!

  11. gypjet says: Jan 6, 2011 10:42 AM

    We all know why he likes FOOTball.

  12. wayupsouth says: Jan 6, 2011 10:50 AM

    Okay, so he’s fun to rag on when he talks crap and gets his ass beat. Fine. Can we leave him alone about his wife? Dude that old still gettin’ his jollies WITH HIS WIFE oughta be applauded. I’m happy for him.

  13. hooterdawg says: Jan 6, 2011 10:52 AM

    “You know what? I have a job to do,” he said. “All that is personal. It’s a personal matter.”

    Hmm…the Colts are ‘personal’ to Rex, too. Private life or football life, it’s all personal to Rex. Methinks he better establish some priorities…

  14. richm2256 says: Jan 6, 2011 11:00 AM

    scheer1852 says:
    Jets 38 Colts 0
    Jets will roll the Colts as Peyton throws 5 picks. Look out NE, Jets are coming back to make up for that embarrassing performance in Foxboro the first time around
    ————————————————-

    This is why no one likes or respects Jets fans. They always talk big BEFORE the game, instead of AFTER.

    Then again, if you’re a Jets fan, you know there’s not going to be anything to brag about AFTER a big game.

    As for Rex, when he says “I can take everything, and I have” , what he means is:”I have no shame, on the field or off”. He only wishes his wife could “take everything” …… isn’t that right Rex?

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 6, 2011 11:02 AM

    “I can take everything, and I have,”

    Yeah and your wife takes it in all 3 holes with you watching you pathetic little excuse for a man.

  16. sjuhawk says: Jan 6, 2011 11:05 AM

    Okay, Jets fan or not, the foot jokes are old by now. Everybody uses the same few and think they’re innovative and creative. It’s annoying to have to constantly sift through ryan foot jokes, big ben rape jokes, or vick dog jokes to find decent, well thought out comments pertaining to the topic. Yet, this thread, and many others will continue to be littered by this garbage from posters who think they’re witty and funny. The jokes are terrible, as are your contributions to this blog. You should have to pass an IQ test to post on the web. I hope people will stop worrying about all this other nonsense in the NFL and just focus on the playoffs. Also, being a reader of this site for awhile realize that probably a post 3 after mine will continue a cheesey foot joke about Rex. It’s becoming unbearable.

  17. japdouds says: Jan 6, 2011 11:12 AM

    I get a KICK out of Rex Ryan. He is a good football coach and has laid the footwork for a playoff team.

    Even if he does have THREE GAPING HOLES in his game, I am confident he will get them FILLED IN A BIG WAY!

  18. steeelfann says: Jan 6, 2011 11:21 AM

    Dude, you are not in a concentration camp ready to go into a gas chamber with your family. Knock it off and shut your fat mouth, you have taken NOTHING.
    Give us all a break for a few hours. You know nothing about taking anything. Go to Walter Reed hospital for a few hours and take a tour. You are a tiresome little man.

    In the words of Rodney Dangerfield ala Rex Ryan:
    “Take my wife……please”

    Quite a man you are Rex. I can only imagine the comments of the players when you leave the locker room.

  19. steeelfann says: Jan 6, 2011 11:24 AM

    Oh and by the way, if you think you will have leadership and that your players will believe your exhausting diatribes, that ship has sailed. Once they see through your facade, any group or team or organization will not fully follow. You have lost it and the “us against the world” thing will not work because your players now know the truth about you.

    Hyprocrits always pay at the end fool.

    You should start by apologizing to your wife, your wife’s family and if you have any kids (let’s hope not), them. Gross. Lame. Pathetic. Fake.

  20. richm2256 says: Jan 6, 2011 11:31 AM

    “It’s becoming unbearable”
    ————————————————

    Patriots fans are laughing at this comment. It’s been what, two weeks of “foot” jokes?

    The Patriots have been on a tear ever since Spygate I, yet morons on this site continue to spew “Belicheat” or Cheatriot” baloney, without a whiff of proof or even suspicion, on a daily basis for three and a half years!

  21. sourdough says: Jan 6, 2011 11:38 AM

    That’s what she said.

  22. stanjam says: Jan 6, 2011 11:45 AM

    Whatever jokes about the foot stuff, there is a serious downside to that fetish stuff too. I mean, how does his football team take him seriously now?

    It isn’t personal anymore Rex, not once you decided to upload the video to Youtube for the world to see. It is now PUBLIC. We know, and your players know. How they listen to you now without bursting into laughter is beyond me.

    Your time is over. No one takes you seriously anymore, even when you ARE trying to be serious. Your lack of coaching ability was laid bare at the NE game, where you cost your team early in the game. Now you lose credibility as well.

    Seriously though, hope you DO beat Indy. It will be fun watching the Pats beat up on you again.

  23. drunkendegenerate says: Jan 6, 2011 11:46 AM

    steeelfann says:

    Dude, you are not in a concentration camp ready to go into a gas chamber with your family. Knock it off and shut your fat mouth, you have taken NOTHING.
    Give us all a break for a few hours. You know nothing about taking anything. Go to Walter Reed hospital for a few hours and take a tour. You are a tiresome little man.

    ___________________________________

    Put down the controller, big guy. I think you have had enough Call of Duty for the day. Last time I checked, your leader Big Ben was pretty gross, lame, pathetic and fake. Hyprocrits? Really? How about YOU are a hypocrite.

  24. lanman11 says: Jan 6, 2011 11:54 AM

    I’m glad we got this out of the way, because we are now in the playoff’s, and the game is a-foot!

    Really, I can’t tell if the Jets are in the playoffs, or the jackoffs.

  25. nesuperfan says: Jan 6, 2011 12:01 PM

    I hate Ryan, but keep telling people he is not bi-curious (his wife is per the alt.com profile…he is listed as straight), but now I am not so sure.

    “I can take everything and I have”…hmmm.

  26. sjuhawk says: Jan 6, 2011 12:01 PM

    “It’s becoming unbearable”
    ————————————————

    Patriots fans are laughing at this comment. It’s been what, two weeks of “foot” jokes?

    The Patriots have been on a tear ever since Spygate I, yet morons on this site continue to spew “Belicheat” or Cheatriot” baloney, without a whiff of proof or even suspicion, on a daily basis for three and a half years!
    ————————————————

    I wasn’t just talking about the Rex thing at all. Read my entire post. Include the Spygate stuff in there alone with Rex, Big Ben, and Vick. Every post on PFT has dozens of comments that aren’t relevant to anything. I agree with you that the Spygate stuff is garbage as well. Its all old news. People have had their fun with all of that, the time has passed, move on. I’m posting this as a reader, not as a Steelers, Pats, Jets, or Eagles fan. It’s annoying when this site is full of unoriginal, childish comments. For example…”I get a KICK out of Rex Ryan. He is a good football coach and has laid the footwork for a playoff team.” Did he really think that’s the first time this has been posted? Did he think this was funny? It’s garbage and annoying and most importantly, unoriginal. If anyone has a joke that I HAVE NOT heard about Ben, Vick, Rex, or Spygate, please post it. If you’re going to repeat the same poop that everyone else does, don’t waste my, or the other readers time.

  27. lanman11 says: Jan 6, 2011 12:01 PM

    Seriously, I’m taking Rex up on his offer to bang his wife, perhaps while watching the game Sunday. In all seriousness, his Jonson hasn’t seen the light of day in a long long time due to the jelly roll over his belt line. This is probably why she hooks up with guys on the Internet. She can only hold out so long, and she’s kind of cute. I’m not much into footsie, but I’ll overlook that if she really does have 2 inch nipples like Rex says she does.

  28. hooterdawg says: Jan 6, 2011 12:03 PM

    @richm2256: Patriot fans are obsessed with their ‘dynasty’. Part of any dynasty is its legacy, and unfortunately, Goodell found the Patriots and Belichick guilty of cheating. Because he destroyed evidence during the investigation, it can neither be proven or disproven that the cheating impacted 3 Superbowl wins. Thus, Goodell provided the Patriots either a service or disservice to merely cast doubt upon their achievements since 2001.

  29. CKL says: Jan 6, 2011 12:08 PM

    #
    sjuhawk says: Jan 6, 2011 11:05 AM

    Okay, Jets fan or not, the foot jokes are old by now. Everybody uses the same few and think they’re innovative and creative. It’s annoying to have to constantly sift through ryan foot jokes, big ben rape jokes, or vick dog jokes to find decent, well thought out comments pertaining to the topic. Yet, this thread, and many others will continue to be littered by this garbage from posters who think they’re witty and funny. The jokes are terrible, as are your contributions to this blog. You should have to pass an IQ test to post on the web. I hope people will stop worrying about all this other nonsense in the NFL and just focus on the playoffs. Also, being a reader of this site for awhile realize that probably a post 3 after mine will continue a cheesey foot joke about Rex. It’s becoming unbearable.
    __________________________________
    I understand what you are saying but we all have to put up with that crap when our team or a player or coach does stuff. Also this topic isn’t exactly one that invites deep thoughts like “how does/can team A beat Team B?” It’s Rex running his mouth again and sounding dumb. And I say that as a Pats fan who can actually appreciate Rex’s humor most of the time.

  30. rectumnearlykilledem says: Jan 6, 2011 12:09 PM

    45-3

  31. robzar says: Jan 6, 2011 12:24 PM

    Sorry Wrexy, but there is one thing left to “take” and that is another vicious beating from the Hall of Fame Hoody if you should get past the Colts.

  32. jackofnotrades says: Jan 6, 2011 12:25 PM

    lol @ all the morons who cry about rex talking…keep thinking you’re above it all..you’re just a chimp in a suit..beleiving in god doesn’t make you a man, son.

  33. gnyj85 says: Jan 6, 2011 12:33 PM

    28-14

  34. nesuperfan says: Jan 6, 2011 12:35 PM

    So does NFL Productions had the rights to the Michelle Ryan GB film, or does Anabolic?

  35. brohamma says: Jan 6, 2011 12:38 PM

    “I wasn’t just talking about the Rex thing at all. Read my entire post. Include the Spygate stuff in there alone with Rex, Big Ben, and Vick. Every post on PFT has dozens of comments that aren’t relevant to anything. I agree with you that the Spygate stuff is garbage as well. Its all old news. People have had their fun with all of that, the time has passed, move on. I’m posting this as a reader, not as a Steelers, Pats, Jets, or Eagles fan. It’s annoying when this site is full of unoriginal, childish comments. For example…”I get a KICK out of Rex Ryan. He is a good football coach and has laid the footwork for a playoff team.” Did he really think that’s the first time this has been posted? Did he think this was funny? It’s garbage and annoying and most importantly, unoriginal. If anyone has a joke that I HAVE NOT heard about Ben, Vick, Rex, or Spygate, please post it. If you’re going to repeat the same poop that everyone else does, don’t waste my, or the other readers time.”
    ———————————————-

    @sjuhawk Here’s an idea for you… DON’T READ THE COMMENTS THEN HAMMERHEAD! The world nor this site does not revolve around you and you sure the hell don’t speak for “the other readers.” How was that for “original?”

  36. avrus says: Jan 6, 2011 12:46 PM

    “That was the night the air started leaking from the Jets’ balloon.”

    Yup it got let out so hard that we finished 11-5 and beat the division champion Steelers.

  37. luvthatdirtywata says: Jan 6, 2011 12:50 PM

    @scheer1852 said:
    Jets 38 Colts 0
    Jets will roll the Colts as Peyton throws 5 picks. Look out NE, Jets are coming back to make up for that embarrassing performance in Foxboro the first time around

    Tsk, tsk, tsk. Jets fans never learn. The team sucks them in and then breaks their heart every time.

    We in NE would welcome the Jets with open arms. Destroying them in the playoffs would be fun to watch.

  38. thejuddstir says: Jan 6, 2011 1:02 PM

    Rex likes to talk but……………what has he actually accomplished??? Nothing! Why does the media continue to give him the Belichek, Dungy, Lombardi treatment when the idiot hasn’t accomplished a damn thing. Win at least 2 SB’s Rex and then the intelligent people might care about what you have to say. Until then, you are nothing but an overweight, full of hot air, fetish nutcase who mistakenly uses the word “confidence” for arrogance.

  39. da11ascowboys says: Jan 6, 2011 1:03 PM

    Chefs… Seabirds… superbowl.

  40. haywoodjablomee says: Jan 6, 2011 1:05 PM

    J-E-R-K, JERK,JERK,JERK.

  41. thejuddstir says: Jan 6, 2011 1:07 PM

    What does Rex’s accomplishments on the football field and in the bedroom have in common………they both leave much to be desired. Talk is cheap Rex, it takes money to buy whiskey.

  42. gojets111111 says: Jan 6, 2011 1:10 PM

    I am a Jets fan and it really isnt just rex..

    The jets have been made fun of as an organization by people for years..

    we dont care..jealous a holes

    and the idiots who keep saying we should fire rex and get get a new qb cause sanchez sucks are idiots.

    we went to the afc championship last year and the playoffs this year..

    great critieria for you morons who think they should go..

    guess Pats should have dumped Beli chick and my fair brady years ago based on your criteria..

    bunch of jack wagons !

  43. thejuddstir says: Jan 6, 2011 1:11 PM

    Rex says,”I can take everything and I have”…………as his wife straps on the dildo.

  44. brutus9448 says: Jan 6, 2011 1:13 PM

    Manning please serve footsy rexy some humble pie like Brady did a few weeks ago.

    He needs to shut up

  45. broccoli77 says: Jan 6, 2011 1:17 PM

    Rex Ryan is trash. He thinks he is some big player. The Jets are out this weekend and then he can go back to sucking the toe jam from his wife. The guy discounts all credibility of his team and the NFL.

  46. turbodog1027 says: Jan 6, 2011 1:29 PM

    There goes Rexxx ….sticking somebody’s foot in his mouth again

  47. sjuhawk says: Jan 6, 2011 1:36 PM

    @sjuhawk Here’s an idea for you… DON’T READ THE COMMENTS THEN HAMMERHEAD! The world nor this site does not revolve around you and you sure the hell don’t speak for “the other readers.” How was that for “original?”
    ______________________________

    Well I mean, since I was asking for original jokes concerning Rex, Ben, Vick, Spygate, etc. and you came back with that response, I would say it was more off topic than original. Hammerhead? Really…? I’m not saying this site, nor the world (I don’t even know how you tried to relate the two) should or does revolve around me. Like I said earlier, you prove my point that you should have to pass an IQ test to post here. I guess you enjoy the annoying banter and smack talk on every post. That’s fair, to each his own. On a side note, I’m not 12 and I don’t find it amusing to CONSTANTLY (from time to time its fine, but every post?) make jokes about Big Ben or Rex. It gets old.

  48. jpmelon says: Jan 6, 2011 1:56 PM

    @gojets111111

    Nobody is jealous of the Jets….but thank you for once again proving what the rest of the league has been saying for decades………”the most delusional franchise and fans in the NFL”

  49. dmgkm says: Jan 6, 2011 2:42 PM

    everyone bashes Rex for being a loudmouth. meanwhile they’re doing the same thing… you’re all idiots.

  50. grpatriot says: Jan 6, 2011 5:47 PM

    I was a Buffoon and I still am..Rex Ryan! I am what I am a Buffoon! A clown and an idiot who will get fired before 2012!!!!

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