Rex Ryan has been criticized by many (Brandon Jacobs most vociferously) for failing to back up his brash talk about his Jets this season. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to change.
Ryan said on Monday that he expects to have a long, successful tenure as the Jets’ head coach, and he’ll continue to talk up his team.
“When I leave this job, 10 or 15 years from now, I’m going to be true to myself,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “And you know maybe it’s not the traditional way of doing things or whatever, but for me this is who I am, this is how I believe. I made the statements and like I said before, I’ll stand by everything I said.”
Ryan said he even stands by his claim that the Jets will never be the little brother to the Giants in New York, even though the Giants beat the Jets on Saturday.
“The day I walked in here, I felt that I didn’t want to be the little brother or whatever,” Ryan said. “That’s who I am. So, do I regret it? No. Did it work out? Nope, it never worked out.”
For Ryan and the Jets, this is, barring a win and a lot of help on Sunday, the final week a season that hasn’t worked out.