Rex Ryan calls his shot, again

In a move that could be interpreted either as stubborn perseverance or full-blown delusion, Jets coach Rex Ryan has vowed to do in 2011 that which he vowed — and failed — to do in 2010.

Win the Super Bowl.

Attending Friday night’s Lakers-Knicks game, Ryan told the New York Post that “there’s no way we don’t get it done next year.”  He also said to MSG’s Jill Martin at halftime,”[N]ext year I know we’ll win it.”

Confidence is a good thing.  Persistently sharing that confidence with the rest of the world arguably isn’t.  It’s safe to assume that Ryan will continue his annual boast until the Jets win a Super Bowl.  (If the Jets win a Super Bowl.)  Along the way, however, players and team employees and fans and the media and possibly owner Woody Johnson will have high expectations for the Jets, and every season that doesn’t end in a Super Bowl win will be viewed as a failure.

Technically, every season is a failure for 31 teams.  But success can be determined in other ways, based on the expectations that applied before the season.  With a 10-6 record, the Buccaneers grossly exceeded expectations for 2010.  At 6-10, so did the Lions.

For a team that takes a “Super Bowl or bust” mentality into every season, it doesn’t take many consecutive busts to cause problems for the coaches and the front office.

Though “Rex being Rex” has provided plenty of entertainment for Jets fans and NFL observers generally, Rex would be wise to find a way to not make public guarantees about each and every “next year,” especially since so much still has to happen between now and September.  The Jets could get a lot better in the offseason, or they could get a lot worse.

The best hope for Ryan is that folks will embrace his confidence while also not holding him accountable for failing to convert it into reality.  If the latter occurs, Johnson eventually will feel compelled to make a change.

87 responses to “Rex Ryan calls his shot, again

  1. “there’s no way we don’t get it done next year.”

    I can think of one way.
    This insane lockout occurs and there won’t even BE football next year.

  2. This guy is starting to get real stale, real quick.
    Excuses, LOUD MOUTH promises…I have had enough of him…..the league should shut him up

  3. I hope your boys make it Rex, the Packers will enjoy beating your team just as much as they enjoyed beating the Steelers…

  4. I can’t believe he still doesn’t realize how dumb this approach is. He’s embarrassed himself and his team how many times now with this bs? It’s not working Wrex, time to try something new.

  5. That has worked out so well in the past. Confidence is one thing but boasting in a national forum makes him look shallow and stupid. He could say that the goal is always to win the Superbowl and this team has the talent to get that done…and take a lot less criticism. He is starting to look like the typical football guy that can only speak in cliche snippets and unfounded boasts. His credibility is rapidly dropping.

  6. every team wants to go to superbowl every year. So this fat boy likes to say it out load. Let him. He won’t get to superbowl no matter what and the whole country roots against him

  7. I think he came close enough to justify another bold prediction. Babe Ruth didn’t make it over the fence every time either. One bad half cost him the SB in my opinion. All they had to do was score or not throw a pick six in the first half(just one of the two), and they win that game. It doesn’t hurt that there is a good number of people who enjoy the show. I’m not a Jets fan necessarily, but I do enjoy reading what ol’ Rex has to say. I think that for every Belichick in the world, there needs to be a Rex Ryan to balance things out. Lucky for the NFL they have one of each. In the same division.

  8. This guy is a joke. Overrated team with a lot of free agents. I see another 2nd place finish and no playoffs next year for this organization. Congrats on upsetting the patriots. Won’t happen again. Dirty Sanchez is too busy molesting minors and the coach is too busy giving foot jobs.

    The jets suck. Always have and always will.

  9. Why is this news? If a coach doesn’t say he is going to win the Super Bowl before the season starts, he should be fired.

  10. Yeah, they’ll fire the coach that has had the most successful two-year span in over 40 years. Nice deduction.

    The Jets organization and their fans, as much as you or anyone would like to believe otherwise, is able to separate Ryan’s bravado and reality.

    While losing one game short of the Super Bowl is obviously disappointing, no one associated with the Jets is delusional enough to think they have it bad right now.

    If this is Ryan’s attitude and personality, and it results in the MOST CONSISTENT SUCCESS IN THE FRANCHISE’S HISTORY, who cares what he says?

    The results right now are better than Parcells or anyone since has been able to put on the board, and we don’t need to discuss the 25+ years prior to the Tuna.

    99% of the Jet fans I know don’t pay mind to Ryan’s declaration and simply recognize we’ve been one of the top 5 teams in football for two straight years, a rarity for this franchise.

  11. The Jets can’t even win the division, never mind the Super Bowl. Rex Ryan has officially jumped the shark. He might as well wear a clown nose on the sideline.

  12. I for one love it and I’m not even a Jets fan.

    Ryan has done a remarkable job of bringing this team together over the past few years and if putting that expectation out there is what drives the team to perform, then I’m all for it. Besides, the NFL could use a little comic relief these days.

  13. The Steelers and their delusional fan base are the BIGGEST losers. They are consistenly over rated and have the officials in their back pockets.

    If you get to the Superbowl and lose and totally suck…the whole season was a total bust. The Steelers are flukes and only won the bulk of their games via dumb luck…like The Bills Stevy Johnson dropping a sure winning touchdown pass. And Big Ben is a Big Fraud.

  14. Wow, that didn’t take long. Rex running his mouth. It just never surprises me what comes out of this guy. He has no respect for the NFL and the other 31 teams that compete for this title. Why would I think otherwise, he has no respect for himself, or his wife.

  15. Us Jets fans love Rex —- So what with that stuff — He’s doing a great job and he’s really just developing his roster — Hey the guy can win playoff games and as the young QB keeps developing and becomes a veteran player that can only help — He loves putting the pressure on himself so let him do it — I want Rex to be Rex —- I’m really glad we have him, he makes it more fun and more entertaining and the guy can flat out coach so I’m just going to have some fun with it and besides Parcells who was great but never in it for the long haul us Jets fans have been through the likes of Lou Holtz, Joe Walton, Bruce Coslet, Pete Carroll (when he was a kid), Rich Kotite, Al Groh, Herm, Eric Mangini — So if you hate the Jets you hate Rex you’ll be giving him a big thumbs down — I get it, I get it — So What — I’m happy as all hell to have him as the coach

  16. If he keeps at these blowhard tactics he may eventually be right. That being said Jets fans haven’t been able to relish a championship since the Namath guarantee.

    STFU, Rex!

  17. Ryan is the type of coach who has a limited time in one place.
    His yammerings are neat for 3-5 seasons and then he gets tuned out by his own.

    Tell me what coaches in the past have predicted or garenteed a championship in ANY sport and come thru?
    Oh ya, Coaches who were already champions, which Rex Ryan is not.
    Guy needs to EARN his bluster, which he has not.
    2 AFC championship games? Whooptedoo
    The Pats and Colts and Steelers and still look down at Rex and the Jets despite recent wins against them, because at least they have been to the top.

  18. I hope this guy somedays gets a real life and realizes that his big mouth and demeanor are largely responsible for the Jets never becoming one of America’s popular teams.

  19. Well, I guess as long as the Jets can keep backing into the playoffs there is always a “shot.”

    God forbid the Bills or Dolphins ever field a competetive team in the AFC Least.

  20. And oh ya, guy does a TON of talking for someone who is coaching someone elses players.

    Eric M and others drafted this team. Rex brought in who??
    Over paid for Harris and then added old men LT and Jason Taylor?
    Talk about doing nothing and taking others credit.

  21. I assumed his shot would have been aimed at the sweet sweet feet of his wife or his 11th grade-tapping QB or his drunken WR or his moronic LB who thinks wrestling is real. Rex is a buffoon. The wheels will come off soon.

  22. This has gone way past funny, past annoying, and into just plain sad territory. It’s starting to feel like watching a turtle on its back trying to flip itself over.

  23. REX RYAN is garbage he has always been garbage. so he took a garbage team to the playoffs. so the seahawks made it to. the only shot he is calling is the money shot on his wifes feet. he is a punk and has no coaching skills all he does is run his mouth. he will never win the super bowl. he is no belicheck and he will never be. THE JETS ARE THE WORST RAN TEAM IN THE LEAGUE

  24. Does this guy know how to NOT talk? Hey Rex, heres an idea. How about you win something first and then talk? Until then, you continue to make a mockery of yourself and your team.

  25. That’s just fine Rex. Jets fans love you, non-Jets fans will always hate you. Nothing can be done about it. You keep that confidence Rex, we love it. Jet haters will be leaving responses making fun of you, making feet jokes…etc. We love a coach that is behind our team.

    Don’t ever change Rex.

  26. waccoforflacco says: Feb 12, 2011 11:33 AM

    “The Steelers and their delusional fan base are the BIGGEST losers. They are consistenly over rated and have the officials in their back pockets.”

    Has a Ravens fan EVER commented on ANY topic here and NOT whined about referees?

  27. Rex reminds me a lot of the movie groundhog day. Same thing every day with the same result. Jets won’t even make the playoffs next year…you can take that to the bank.

  28. With the free agent mess they have on their hands, and a pedophile for a QB, there’s no way the Jets sniff the Superbowl next year…..

  29. There is a reason guys like Cowher, Fisher and Belichick coach so long in this league. It’s because they don’t run their mouths and burn themselves and their team out.

    I know an ardent Jets fan and he just want’s Ryan to shut up and coach.

  30. Win something first, then talk please. You don’t even have a division win to boast about. There’s probably going to be a lockout so the Jets will go undeFEETed and win the Superbowl in Rex’s dream.

  31. Either the Jets must improve or the Patriots must get worse—or both—for the Jets to win the AFC East. That’s not likely to happen given that the Jets lost their second rounder for Cromartie, and the Pats currently own three of the first 33 draft picks, and six picks in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft.

    New England MUST focus on its defensive front-seven. That’s the return ticket to a Super Bowl. In particular, Mr. Bill needs to either do the unthinkable—and trade up—or grab the best available 3-4 defensive end (Marcell Dareus or J.J. Watt) and outside linebacker (Von Miller, Akeem Ayers or Justin Houston).

  32. Why should we listen to anything a cuckold has to say? I mean come on, this dude gets off on watching his wife pass out footjobs to random dudes.

    Does anyone who’s not a Jets fan really take this pitiful little man seriously anymore?

  33. haha this is great. i was watching the knicks game when they interviewed him and said to myself i wonder how long it takes for it to get on here. It took longer than i expected. If anyone saw the interview he didnt even say it like that. It was in a joking manner. Its just amazing how even when hes joking around it gets blown out of proportion. He did also say that he was wrong this year. Watch the interview before making the dumb hating comments

  34. annnann says:
    Feb 12, 2011 12:46 PM
    Win something first, then talk please. You don’t even have a division win to boast about. There’s probably going to be a lockout so the Jets will go undeFEETed and win the Superbowl in Rex’s dream.

    Yea they dont have the division title to brag about. They only have beating the division winners and team with the best record in the league at home in the playoffs with ease to brag about and beating peyton manning too. Yea the jets did nothing again. OK man.. Idiot

  35. ny82jy says:
    Feb 12, 2011 1:22 PM
    annnann says:
    Feb 12, 2011 12:46 PM
    Win something first, then talk please. You don’t even have a division win to boast about. There’s probably going to be a lockout so the Jets will go undeFEETed and win the Superbowl in Rex’s dream.

    Yea they dont have the division title to brag about. They only have beating the division winners and team with the best record in the league at home in the playoffs with ease to brag about and beating peyton manning too. Yea the jets did nothing again. OK man.. Idiot

    ny82jy you can believe what you want about cryin-Ryan and the Yets….. But the only real thing they have to brag about is that they are the most obnoxious group of class-less blowhards, loud mouths and losers in the league – a complete embarassment to to the NFL.

  36. hedphurst says: Feb 12, 2011 12:01 PM

    This has gone way past funny, past annoying, and into just plain sad territory. It’s starting to feel like watching a turtle on its back trying to flip itself over.
    ____________________________________
    I actually did laugh out loud, well done!

    As for Rex if he wasn’t running his mouth I would think he needed to go to the doctor to be checked out.
    I think some of it is insecurity and some of it is real feeling.

    Either way he is mostly amusing and sometimes annoying and other times he can piss me off when he acts butthurt about something. But he is an excellent defensive coach and that I respect. I love defense and as a Pats fan haven’t seen a lot of good defense from my own team since about 06. (This past year looked promising though, we’ll see.)

  37. Rex Ryan continues to shoot off his mouth because he’s never held accountable for anything he says. Okay Rexy, if you want to continue to blow hard … here are the conditions:

    You guarantee a Jets Super Bowl win in 2011.

    Fine … BUT .. it you are wrong … then the cost for ALL Jets Tickets will be reduced by 50% for the entire 2012 season.

    If fans have the weary task of continuing to listen to this blow hard, then big Rex should have his feet held to the fire, and Big Woody should put a little cash on the line, seeing as how he hired this schmuck.

    No Super Bowl in 2011 … 50% discount on tickets for 2012.

  38. ny82jy says:
    Feb 12, 2011 1:22 PM
    annnann says:
    Feb 12, 2011 12:46 PM
    Win something first, then talk please. You don’t even have a division win to boast about. There’s probably going to be a lockout so the Jets will go undeFEETed and win the Superbowl in Rex’s dream.

    Yea they dont have the division title to brag about. They only have beating the division winners and team with the best record in the league at home in the playoffs with ease to brag about and beating peyton manning too. Yea the jets did nothing again. OK man.. Idiot
    ——————-
    Well, if Rex is going to brag and talk this much then he better have more than a win over Peyton Manning and Tom Brady to show for. Just because the Jets went to the playoffs and beat those two doesn’t mean that there is ‘no way’ they don’t win the Superbowl next year. There are 31 other teams with the same goal, they just don’t consistently crown themselves ‘future’ champs.

  39. Just another empty promise……Rex says ” I’d like to win the division!” “We beat the Patriots, it’s the rest of the league can’t do it!” “It’s not our fault???”

  40. mrplow3 says:
    Feb 12, 2011 1:10 PM
    Why should we listen to anything a cuckold has to say? I mean come on, this dude gets off on watching his wife pass out footjobs to random dudes.

    Does anyone who’s not a Jets fan really take this pitiful little man seriously anymore?

    61 i

    For Rexy’s wifey to be seeking additional players…he’s got to be lacking something, somewhere..bet Rexy adores 4th and a couple inches.

    For jets to reach SB…they better hope CBA doesn’t bring back cap..or they will be 7-8 high salaries…and a bunch of weak foot soldiers….and better hope NE hits the can, which doesn’t seem to be realistic.

    They say ingesting too much toe fungus is liable to cause severe illusions…Maybe other than his stomach…this is Rexy’s only way to feel…big.

  41. @sbs0311

    “Yeah, they’ll fire the coach that has had the most successful two-year span in over 40 years”

    “If this is Ryan’s attitude and personality, and it results in the MOST CONSISTENT SUCCESS IN THE FRANCHISE’S HISTORY, who cares what he says?”

    -You are an idiot…first you limit the time span to only 2 years and then you go ahead and mention consistency….

    Secondly, you say rex “has had the most successful two-year span in over 40 years”

    -Patriots won back-to-back superbowls in 04′ and 05′ .
    -In the even you were referring to only the FIRST two years as a head coach, Mike Tomlin has 2 more regular season wins and a Super Bowl Title over Rex in his two year debut…

    Typical Jets fan, as arrogant and misguided as their coach.

  42. Is it commonplace for coaches that win Super Bowls to talk about winning them the February before the season starts? No? Didn’t think so.

  43. I think they have a real shot…They keep getting better: Last year, they won the in-your-mind, regular-season Super Bowl in October, and this year, they won it in February.

    See? They are really improving.

  44. What Wrecks and the Green Beans have accomplished the last two seasons stands on its own merits. There is no arguing they are a legitimate threat. But this doesn’t lessen the fact that New Jersey is a slimy organization from the top-down, and that Wrecks is an insecure, insufferable blowhard. Whatever short-term success they’ve enjoyed on the field should not preclude anyone else from criticizing the way that franchise and its staff/coaches/players/fans conduct themselves.

  45. Why are any of you surprised with this statement, whether in jest or being serious. This is RR’s shtick…

    As many of you have pointed out, this is the same goal of every team so that aspect is no shocking revelation but to proclaim that you will win it is stupid. But then so is Rex…

  46. My last comment was censored? Nothing close to vulgar, just calling out a certain website for doing numerous topics on a certain media-starved individual…

    God Bless Iran.. er, I mean Egypt.. er, I mean America.

  47. Quiz time PFT!

    “Jets are not relevent. Watch the inhouse bickering began at midseason when the collection of me me me and me starts whining when they are 4-4. Sorry Jets fans, but drink all the ESPN and media kool-Aid all you want, but the J-E-T-S are not going to the Super Bowl, hell, they aren’t even gonna make the playoffs”

    “Rex reminds me a lot of the movie groundhog day. Same thing every day with the same result. Jets won’t even make the playoffs next year…you can take that to the bank.”

    “Not only will the Jets not make it to the Super Bowl,they won’t be back in the title game either. Same holds true for Indy, Vikes and the champs. Take it to the bank.” (at least he was 3 out of 4)

    Now, can you tell me which comments are from this offseason and which ones are from last offseason? No, you can’t. The trolls on this site are of very low quality indeed. See, what many people don’t realize because their hatred blinds them is that the New York Jets have a good football team. Only 2 teams did better than the Jets, the SB teams. Just like last year. You’re kidding yourself if you don’t see the Jets as a serious threat.

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