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Rex Ryan says, “If we get in, look out”

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In the AFC, four teams have three losses, no teams have four losses, and five teams have five losses.  Six of those nine teams will get to the playoffs.  Three won’t.

The Jets are one of the five 7-5 teams.  Maybe they’ll make it, maybe they won’t.  Coach Rex Ryan has an observation to make, if they make it.

If we get in, look out,” Ryan recently told Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News.

“Hey, we’re not in the playoffs yet. But if we get in the playoffs, they’re gonna be talking about four teams,” Ryan said.  “I mean, if we get in, how can you not talk about us?”

They’ll definitely be talking about the Jets.  In large part because Rex does so much talking.  His talking to Lupica included more talking about Rex’s fixation on the Patriots.

“I feel we’re gonna play them again, and I’m excited about that,” Ryan said.  “Even when we got our doors blown off, 45-3, last season, I wanted to play ’em again.  I meant it then, I mean it now.  We WANT to play them.  No question we want to play them.”

Fine, but first Rex and company have to get into the playoffs.  And that means winning at least three, if not all four, of a final stretch that includes games at Philadelphia and Miami and a “home” game against the team with which the Jets share a stadium.  You know, the team other than the Patriots that Rex spends the most time agitating.

Consider Chapter 15 of his book, Play Like You Mean It.  “I have news for you,” Ryan writes of the Giants.  “We are the better team.  We’re the big brother.  People might say they are the big, bad Giants, but we are not the same old Jets. . . .

“To me, it seems clear that right now we are the better team and we are going to remain the better team for the next 10 years.  Whether you like it or not, those are the facts, and that’s what going to happen.  I know it’s going to happen because our style of football is different.  We are going to take over the town whether the Giants like it or not, so those fans on the fence that like both teams are going to be Jets fans in the end.  The truth is, if I am going to watch one game, I am going to see the Jets, without a doubt.  We are better.”

Two weeks from today, Tom Coughlin won’t be reading to his team from the works of Clement Clarke Moore.  Coughlin instead will be reciting from pages 187 through 196 of Rex’s book, and Coughlin won’t have to say much more to get his guys ready to keep the Jets from playing the Patriots again this season.

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76 Responses to “Rex Ryan says, “If we get in, look out””
  1. abninf says: Dec 10, 2011 9:42 AM

    A head coach should have at least one championship before being worthy of a book deal.

  2. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 10, 2011 9:43 AM

    Miami is going to destroy Mark Sanchez in Week 17.

  3. rambo08 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:45 AM

    That’s a big “if” Rex.

  4. raynman49 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:45 AM

    I didn’t know the word “if ” was in his vocabulary.

  5. jmat40 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:46 AM

    Rex never gets tired of hearing himself talk.

  6. hscorpio says: Dec 10, 2011 9:48 AM

    It’s become a Holiday tradition that Rex Ryan says something about how his team might not make the playoffs, but if they do everyone should be really, really scared.

    Now, I better get outside and put up some lights.

  7. letsgolos says: Dec 10, 2011 9:49 AM

    Maybe he should worry more about making sure his team isn’t always in an “if” position at this time of the season than talking to everybody. His first step to that would be realizing Sanchez is not the guy. This team could be so good with a competent QB.

  8. watermelon1 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:50 AM

    I’m sure the Jets COULD upset any team in the AFC playoffs… IF their defense ever played up to the talent they have.

    But they don’t. Not this year they haven’t.

    I really was hoping to see Houston play New England in the playoffs this year, but it doesn’t look like the seeding is going to allow that. Such a shame in what could have been a really great game.

  9. TheWizard says: Dec 10, 2011 9:50 AM

    I wish you luck.

    As Lee Van Cleef would say it.

  10. jscar28 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:51 AM

    Every year…the most abrasive, over confident team has to ask for a ride to the dance

  11. themitchfootball.com says: Dec 10, 2011 9:52 AM

    Two Words: Mark Sanchez

  12. bigbogie82 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:54 AM

    Rex come on man. You guys ain’t making it. What’s there to be scared of. Hahaha. J e t s jets jets SUCK

  13. crefan says: Dec 10, 2011 9:54 AM

    Yeah,yeah,yeah we hear you spew that same crap every year,Rex fact is you’re not going anywhere with the Sanchise.

  14. Canyonero says: Dec 10, 2011 9:59 AM

    Rex Ryan wrote a book? Those poor, poor trees.

  15. thridandlong says: Dec 10, 2011 9:59 AM

    My Christmas request….no more Rex Ryan quotes !

    This man needs some time on the couch !

  16. jagwar73 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    Please Rexy, let the wins speak for themselves. Enough already.

  17. roadwash says: Dec 10, 2011 10:03 AM

    SHUT UP!……….the Jets are goin nowhere!

  18. rexismybff says: Dec 10, 2011 10:03 AM

    28-21

  19. sonoco says: Dec 10, 2011 10:07 AM

    Watch out for what? An inaccurate QB and an overrated defense? Rex just can’t help himself can he?

  20. aec4 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:08 AM

    Why do people get fixated on what Ryan said or wrote. Of coughin is reading a book he’s not preparing his team and that’s advantage jets.

  21. jbythebay says: Dec 10, 2011 10:09 AM

    Something tells me I won’t have to look out

  22. nflfan1 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:14 AM

    Someone is getting cranky because NO ONE is talking about him or his team. Actually the problem is no one is talking about HIM. Never has a team that has done so little talked so much. Especially the coach. This guy is a fraud and as a non-Giants Fan I’m here to say “THE GIANTS ARE A MUCH BETTER TEAM THAN THE JETS”.

  23. theravens1 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:15 AM

    “IF”
    A word that instills pure confidence!

    Haaaa haaaa, and he was talking to HIS team when he said it! The J-E-T-S should look out!
    :-)

  24. 6ball says: Dec 10, 2011 10:17 AM

    .

    NYG vs NYJ …..two go in …..one walks out …..the battle for NYC.

    .

  25. steeltownpride says: Dec 10, 2011 10:17 AM

    I hope the Jets , Ravens, Texans , Packers all make it. The Steelers will be WAITING for them …… Be scared ………

  26. timunga says: Dec 10, 2011 10:22 AM

    Can someone tell this guy to shut up, he’s almost as annoying as Brent Favre.

  27. packfaninchitown says: Dec 10, 2011 10:23 AM

    The last two years it’s been “Were going to win the Super Bowl!” This year it’s “If we get in…”

    Your bluster is fading a little there Rexy…

  28. tbmoore13 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:25 AM

    The Ryan family is a Joke! the bitter old man was a flop as a head coach – glorified cordinator, Slob, I mean Rob hasn’t had a dfense ranked higher than like 25th EVER, not to mention on losing teams every year. And Rex, he is a HOFer for almost getting over the hump!

  29. grogansheroes says: Dec 10, 2011 10:29 AM

    So let’s see, the Giants have a Super Bowl winning QB in the prime of his career. The Jets do not. The Giants have a coach that orchestrated maybe the greatest Super bowl win, and run in history. The Jets have a coach that said his team is out of the playoffs, and they back in. Giants coach doesn’t run his mouth and brag how good his team is. Ryan reminds me of the old saying: keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool, open it up and remove all doubt!

  30. champ27 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:34 AM

    Thumbs up if your really tired of hearing Rex Ryan.

  31. thejuddstir says: Dec 10, 2011 10:37 AM

    Rex reminds me of standing in line at the grocery store reading the headlines of the rag magazines and their ridiculous headlines, “Angelina Jolie gives birth to an alien”. If Rex was coaching in fly-over country no one would give him the time of day but in NY it’s expected to talk stupid. Rex has made so many unfulfilled “promises” that he’s no different than the “boy who cried wolf”. Rex , and unfortunately now his overaged hippie brother, Rob, have figured out how to milk the sappy media to advance their mediocre careers. Why should we have to read about Rob Ryan’s defense when hardly a sports fan outside of San Fran, Chicago, Baltimore, or Pittsburgh could name the truely good defensive coordinators in the NFL? Do Belichek, McCarthy, Dungy, Tomlin, etc. manipulate the media to constantly tell us how good their teams are even though they have actually accomplished something? Rex and Rob Ryan, the “boys” who cried wolf!!

  32. bearsstillsuck says: Dec 10, 2011 10:39 AM

    if he was the coach of the chargers, he’d already be in the playoffs.

  33. thejuddstir says: Dec 10, 2011 10:41 AM

    Hey Rex, why the bravado “IF” we get in, if you truely believe that teams “better look out” then it should be a cakewalk for you to get into the playoffs because the toughest tests will be the top teams that do make the playoffs!!

  34. j0esixpack says: Dec 10, 2011 10:54 AM

    If not for two wins literally given to the Jets, Wrecks Ryan’s second consecutive Super Bowl team would be 5-7.

    The Dolphins are playing better than the Jets right now.

    People are talking about them alright – just not in the way Wrecks thinks.

  35. cliffordc05 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:55 AM

    We will all be talking about the Jets…..until the first round is completed.

  36. basexc9 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:56 AM

    I REALLY hope the fins play the jets W17 with their playoff dreams on the line, so we can shut this guy’s hole and knock them out of the playoffs again (2008).

  37. joelfrench5 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    ” How can you not talk about us?” Oh ims ure everyone will talk about them, focusing on the thought that they’ve lost in the playoffs 3 years in a row.

  38. massappeal12345 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    You know, the team other than the Patriots that Rex spends the most time agitating.

    Is this inside information, that everytime Rex puts someone’s foot in his mouth, it actually agitates the Patriots. It’s more comic relief.

    I actually like Rex. He is funny. But everytime I see his brother, with that ridiculous hair, I visualize a hog nose that the old Redskin fans wore.

  39. pack15forever says: Dec 10, 2011 10:58 AM

    Rex Ryan a “legend in his own mind”.

  40. steelcurtainn says: Dec 10, 2011 10:59 AM

    Hey Rex, dont you say that every year. I understand anything to keep the media entertained.

  41. promin1 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:59 AM

    Giants > Jets

  42. waccoforflacco says: Dec 10, 2011 11:00 AM

    Rex is always tooting his horn

  43. raiders757 says: Dec 10, 2011 11:02 AM

    “Look out”? No, more like “look away”, as the Jets are one of the most boring teams to watch in sports.

  44. Raider-in-PA says: Dec 10, 2011 11:04 AM

    Blah, blah, blah… Comments from Rex are getting REALLY old… So much hot air, he should consider filling hot air balloons as his next job…

  45. bamasleeper13 says: Dec 10, 2011 11:05 AM

    I’m a Packer fan, they are 12-0. You don’t hear our coach say anything…. Just saying

  46. goawayeverybody says: Dec 10, 2011 11:16 AM

    Any coach who can take his team to back-to-back AFC Championship games with Mark Sanchez as quarterback must be doing something right.

  47. goawayeverybody says: Dec 10, 2011 11:22 AM

    Someone upthread stated that Rob Ryan has never coached any team to a better status than being ranked 25th. Not true at all. Dallas’ defense is ranked 10th. If not for Jason Garrett’s horrible coaching decisions, they’d be ranked even higher.

  48. broncobillie says: Dec 10, 2011 11:33 AM

    He said that about the regular season too. Talk is cheap.

  49. manureman says: Dec 10, 2011 11:40 AM

    When was the last time any Ryan won anything? NEVER.

  50. mrnick66 says: Dec 10, 2011 11:51 AM

    he probably says that about getting into shape too……IF the jets get in look for another headset to hit the ground after a jets loss, and then another super bowl prediction for next year…go suck a toe and shut up!!!!!

  51. ampats says: Dec 10, 2011 12:00 PM

    Better statement is that IF the jets don’t get in the playoffs it will be because the jets are an average team at best and instead of talking about winning out, Rex pondificates once again the jets winning another SB in his mind.

    Lets see what happens when the jets miss the playoffs.

  52. damnsureis says: Dec 10, 2011 12:07 PM

    The good news for Rex Ryan is that every game will be played on the road so Sanchez will hear a lot of cheers when he takes the field.

  53. petethemeat12 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:07 PM

    Rex finally says something that makes sense and everyone on here blasts him? He now backs off of all his Super Bowl talk, taking it one game at a time, yet says if the Jets get in to look out. He does not actually say the Jets will get in. I like that.

    Rex as the Jets head coach is 27-17 in the Regular season and 4-2 in the playoffs including 2 championship game appearances in his first 2 years. You guys would not want this for your team?

  54. rexismybff says: Dec 10, 2011 12:15 PM

    ampats says: Dec 10, 2011 12:00 PM

    Better statement is that IF the jets don’t get in the playoffs it will be because the jets are an average team at best and instead of talking about winning out, Rex pondificates once again the jets winning another SB in his mind.

    Lets see what happens when the jets miss the playoffs.

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    28-21

  55. nahcouldntbethat says: Dec 10, 2011 12:26 PM

    What happened to one game at a time?

    Rex Ryan and the NY media are a mtach made in heaven. He feeds the beast endlessly and will until it bites his arm off.

  56. schmedley69 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:39 PM

    What a tired act. The Ryan family has won a combined 0 Super Bowls as head coaches, yet they talk as if they have won 100.

  57. patsfiend says: Dec 10, 2011 12:44 PM

    rexismybff says:

    28-21

    ===============

    Yeah, keep holding on to that one, buddy. Greatest greatest Jets victory in the last 40 plus years, and by the looks of things, maybe the next 40. Nice division round win!

  58. geniusfan says: Dec 10, 2011 1:01 PM

    “28-21″

    How about 1969? How about three Super Bowls to one? How about a decade of dominance and in your Jets’ case a lifetime of futility and failure?

    If that’s all you Jets fans have to hold onto then so be it but at least Patriots fans don’t have to ask their grandfathers what it was like to see their team win something.

  59. beedubyatoo says: Dec 10, 2011 1:04 PM

    “The Giants have a coach that orchestrated maybe the greatest Super bowl win, and run in history.”

    ————————–

    How come when someone posts something about the NY teams, all common sense goes to hell.

    It’s only been 10 months since the Packers went on a 6 game tear through the NFL and won the Super Bowl as a Wild Card team. And stomped steeltownpride’s unbeatable Steelers. Look for a repeat in Indy at SB XLVI.

  60. dburgoyne says: Dec 10, 2011 1:13 PM

    Rex is trying to fight a losing battle. The Giants history is so much deeper than the Jets. The old NY Titans were a struggling AFL team that played at the dilapidated Polo Grounds before Sonny Werblin took it over in 1963. The Giants have been around since 1925. Even if Rex wins a championship it’s not going to change the loyalty of fans.

  61. richm2256 says: Dec 10, 2011 1:17 PM

    This sums up why everyone hates the Jets.

    Unlike truly great teams, they’re looking past their next game, with K.C., and ahead to the playoffs.

    Two words, Rex: Shut Up.

    Talk to us when you GET to the playoffs.

  62. raqaiw says: Dec 10, 2011 2:40 PM

    Strangely,Ryan said the same exact thing when asked if he and his brother had been to the new buffet in NY.

  63. portnoychunk says: Dec 10, 2011 3:29 PM

    There are at least 2 more regular season losses in your future Rex…9-7 won’t cut it. Nobody’s afraid of your inept offense and defense which hasn’t stopped anybody this year.

  64. brutus9448 says: Dec 10, 2011 4:42 PM

    this is gonna be a good game. I hope the giants beat the $$$$ out of them.

  65. clevername1 says: Dec 10, 2011 4:50 PM

    @raqaiw

    That was classic!

  66. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 10, 2011 5:12 PM

    rexismybff says:
    Dec 10, 2011 12:15 PM
    ampats says: Dec 10, 2011 12:00 PM

    Better statement is that IF the jets don’t get in the playoffs it will be because the jets are an average team at best and instead of talking about winning out, Rex pondificates once again the jets winning another SB in his mind.

    Lets see what happens when the jets miss the playoffs.

    =======================

    28-21

    Pretty SAD, when 1 playoff win..is the Franchise Highlight..in the last 43 years…2 Division titles, and ZERO SB’s [ except in April when jets always win]…Rex , right now is VERY desperate. jets miss playoffs after his ridiculous Super Bowl prediction…and the fanbase will turn on him, just like they are sanchez.

  67. broncobillie says: Dec 10, 2011 5:18 PM

    schmedley69 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:39 PM

    What a tired act. The Ryan family has won a combined 0 Super Bowls as head coaches, yet they talk as if they have won 100.

    —–

    You mean you’re not counting those Dan Diego rings?

  68. texmexdeux says: Dec 10, 2011 5:42 PM

    Rex loves to talk. He enjoys life and enjoys football and enjoys speaking his mind. Rip him all you want – I imagine it’s hard to take when he’s not the coach of your team. He’s a ham. Frankly, I prefer his obvious showmanship in what’s becoming a pretty sterile NFL at times.

    As far as actual football goes, in his first two seasons as a head coach, Rex Ryan led the New York Jets to two AFC Championship games. Yeah, we didn’t get to the Super Bowl. But, you know what, I’ll take two good good playoff runs where we beat the Patriots in their home, the Colts, the Chargers…. Two years, two Championship Games. Not a bad start.

  69. greenbayraven says: Dec 10, 2011 6:08 PM

    whos rex talking to? Golden Corral?

  70. backindasaddle says: Dec 10, 2011 6:46 PM

    REX!….PLEASE shut up. I thought it fun at first when he shot his big mouth off with his big shot proclamations about how great the Jets are. But it now has grown seriously old. I’m gotten tired of these sorts of comments from him now. I still kind of like the guy, but please Rexy, stop with the proclamations of greatness.

  71. backindasaddle says: Dec 10, 2011 7:09 PM

    petethemeat12 says:
    Dec 10, 2011 12:07 PM
    Rex finally says something that makes sense and everyone on here blasts him? He now backs off of all his Super Bowl talk, taking it one game at a time, yet says if the Jets get in to look out. He does not actually say the Jets will get in. I like that.

    Rex as the Jets head coach is 27-17 in the Regular season and 4-2 in the playoffs including 2 championship game appearances in his first 2 years. You guys would not want this for your team?
    ************************************************************************

    I agree, nice record. It’s the non-stop big mouth everybody can do without.

  72. commandercornpone says: Dec 10, 2011 8:54 PM

    of the 26 merger teams, the jets were the LAST one to win a division title. in 1998.

    seattle beat them by 10 years. lowly tampa by 19. carolina by 2 years… in their 2nd season.

    the jets clinched their 1st post merger division title but one day before the jaguars got their first division title. in the jags 4th season.

    but the jets sure always talk a good game.

  73. nickmangoldsbeard says: Dec 10, 2011 9:32 PM

    basexc9 says:
    Dec 10, 2011 10:56 AM
    I REALLY hope the fins play the jets W17 with their playoff dreams on the line, so we can shut this guy’s hole and knock them out of the playoffs again (2008)

    ——————————————
    jets were out of the playoffs win or lose in that game.. so you’re… dumb.

  74. monropoobah says: Dec 11, 2011 8:48 AM

    thumbs up if you think this site is overloaded with a bunch of jet hater nimrods

  75. dynaco says: Dec 11, 2011 11:09 AM

    commandercornpone says:
    Dec 10, 2011 8:54 PM
    of the 26 merger teams, the jets were the LAST one to win a division title. in 1998.

    seattle beat them by 10 years. lowly tampa by 19. carolina by 2 years… in their 2nd season.

    the jets clinched their 1st post merger division title but one day before the jaguars got their first division title. in the jags 4th season.

    but the jets sure are always a good game.
    ——————————————–
    Sounds like a closet Jet fan or the ghost of Howard Cosell.

  76. missingtoe says: Dec 19, 2011 10:46 PM

    All a bunch of Bitter giants fans….. Because everything they lost in the last three years the jets have gained…… Giants stadium is GONE!! WAAAAAAAAAA And the NY spot light has to be shared WAAAAA And the last two seasons to sit home and pout and watch the jets beat the chargers,patriots,colts,Cincinnati to make it to the championship game…. Ohhh that must have been tough…Ask yourself something and answer honestly what do you enjoy more watching a Giants win or a Jets lose?…. The area is no longer just blue….. It’s time to go Green…. Go Jets!!

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