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Rex Ryan thinks he may have his best Jets team yet

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media during a news conference after Jets training camp practice in Cortland, New York Reuters

Rex Ryan has promised not to guarantee any more Super Bowls, but the Jets’ head coach isn’t done talking up his team.

In fact, Ryan says this year’s Jets might actually be his best team — better than either of the teams he led to the AFC Championship Game, which would suggest that he thinks this year’s team should get to the Super Bowl.

“Overall, in my opinion, I think this has a chance to be the best team that I’ve had since I’ve been the coach here,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “And I say that because I think we understand complementary football; sometimes your offense is going to be rolling. Sometimes you’re going to have to ask your defense to — that old hockey term — stand on their heads.”

The Jets sure haven’t looked like a good team in the preseason, but Ryan says that doesn’t matter.

“If you go back and talk to me about last year’s preseason, I don’t think any of us could tell you a single score,” Ryan said. “I don’t think there’s any way. But we could probably name almost all the regular-season games. There’s a big difference.”

If there’s not a big difference between the way the Jets play in the regular season and the way they played in the preseason, then Ryan’s assessment of his team is going to be proven wrong in a big way.

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  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:18 AM

    hed be better off not speaking to the media..

  2. fordmandalay says: Sep 1, 2012 10:19 AM

    I can’t wait for him to tell us how the Jets could beat either team playing in the Super Bowl, if the Jets hadn’t been eliminated in week 10.

  3. h4wksf4n says: Sep 1, 2012 10:19 AM

    Like clockwork Rex opens his mouth.

  4. polarbear71 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:22 AM

    OMG…This guy is funny, he should do stand-up…and give up coaching !

  5. thetooloftools says: Sep 1, 2012 10:22 AM

    Me thinks Rex Ryan needs to shut up and win something.

  6. FlikeMorio says: Sep 1, 2012 10:23 AM

    God, here we go.

  7. jlee2081 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:24 AM

    Less talking, more eating Rex

  8. canetic says: Sep 1, 2012 10:25 AM

    Then he should be fired. Didn’t their “starters” put up zero td’s in preseason?

  9. teddybayer123 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:26 AM

    Let’s look at this quote again in 90 days. And when they miss the play-offs entirely Rex will still maintain its the best Jet team. What a fat-ass!

  10. sportsmeccabi says: Sep 1, 2012 10:29 AM

    This is the most talented defensive team he has had since his Baltimore days.
    But the rest is the worst. They should really work a trade for a more talented running back in the very least.

  11. eatingcereal says: Sep 1, 2012 10:34 AM

    Well if Rex says it, then it must be true. He is always right on his predictions…..

  12. MichaelEdits says: Sep 1, 2012 10:35 AM

    He forgot to mention Tim Tebow.

  13. hookem6903 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    My brain just exploded.

  14. pftcensorssuck says: Sep 1, 2012 10:39 AM

    I see Rex’s yap is in Opening Day form.

  15. squinn21 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:39 AM

    These guys might not be better than the Dolphins at the end of the year! Sparano’s offenses were awful and this is the guy the pick to be OC? Pretty funny!

  16. vuudu says: Sep 1, 2012 10:42 AM

    I have finally figured Rex out. He is clueless and will go with any stupid idea in his head that he thinks can motivate his team. Really?

  17. amaf21 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:43 AM

    Wonder how many games into the season it’s going to take for the Jets to can this turkey once and for all.

  18. marcg1957 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:43 AM

    There u go again Rex flapping ur mouth. Why don’t u let the plays on the field do the talking instead. How ur players perform on the field will let us know if it’s the best team u ever had.

  19. mcjon22 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:43 AM

    He’s just making it that much easier for Woody to fire him

  20. apmn says: Sep 1, 2012 10:43 AM

    He’s right, there is a chance. He should have also mentioned that this team has an equal chance to win the Stanley Cup.

  21. realitypolice says: Sep 1, 2012 10:44 AM

    Wow, I am really surprised he said that.

    Said no one anywhere.

  22. bettis3636 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:45 AM

    HERE WE GO AGAIN….

  23. cuda1234 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:45 AM

    Does he mean the best team ever or just the best 2-8 team than got him fired in mid-season?

  24. ampz303 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:45 AM

    Yea ok !! With no qb that can throw the ball lol

  25. dagroovydude116 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:45 AM

    lets see how much ish you’ll be talkin after week one

  26. joecool16280 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:47 AM

    What a clown.

  27. pastabelly says: Sep 1, 2012 10:47 AM

    His team is flat out boring. If he doesn’t yap, nobody would know that NY/NJ actually has a second team.

  28. ericn42000 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:48 AM

    LOL

  29. ljkljdsa324kdfalkefwjfdaslkjasdf says: Sep 1, 2012 10:49 AM

    I really don’t understand all these sassy-mollasy Rex Ryan comments. Every coach gives a press conference, so they all “open their mouths”.

    As a Jets fans, I love that Rex loves the team. I love his passion and his belief.

    If you’re not a Jets fan, why would it in any way bother you what he says?

    Plus, his first two years he went to the AFC championship game, which leads the reasonable person to conclude that the man knows what he’s doing.

    But then again, if you all didn’t comment on it as if you’re some ethics or behavior czar, there’d be no story, and you wouldn’t want that, would you?

  30. cobruhhh says: Sep 1, 2012 10:49 AM

    He needs to run laps instead of his mouth.

  31. dulz26 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:50 AM

    This is a clear example of been able to see and not accepting what you see. Rex will be Fired next year. My Dolphins arent the worst… that i do can see.. Go TBow..

  32. billybatty says: Sep 1, 2012 10:50 AM

    Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends…….

  33. snoilog says: Sep 1, 2012 10:52 AM

    fordmandalay says:
    Sep 1, 2012 10:19 AM
    ……..if the Jets hadn’t been eliminated in week 10.
    —————————————————-
    Best post so far. Rex is on his way to another DC job in (fill in blank)

  34. firemarshal1 says: Sep 1, 2012 10:56 AM

    I would hate to be a Jets fans, false hopes. It going to be long season. All you have to do run on the Jets and play with two TE sets. Offensively, stack eight men in the block and their done. Sporano will run the same plays over and over, three and out will be very common place.

  35. wherezwaldo says: Sep 1, 2012 10:58 AM

    And you would think this guy would have learned by now to just shut up. Its pretty sad if this is his best team. Especially when your 3rd string QB was the only one able to get in the end zone. This should be his last season as a HC for the New York Jests.

  36. skeptic2 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:01 AM

    He’s right though. Given strong improvements at a few key positions (QB, RB, TE, WR, OL, DL, LB, CB, safety, ST) the Jets could well be superbowl bound.

  37. paychrisjohnson28 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:05 AM

    Brandon Jacobs Runningback formerly of the Giants and now of 49Wes was right about Rex Ryans big mouth…The man is delusional at least in the comments he makes are not based in reality…

  38. firstand4ever says: Sep 1, 2012 11:05 AM

    On paper, The Jets look like they have a below average offense, a potentially great defense and an above average special teams. Rex is just seeing things from his area of expertise. He sees the potential of having a great defense and thinks that makes the team the best he has ever coached.

    Maybe Rex Ryan has lost so much weight because all he has left to eat is his words.

  39. mymanmccoy says: Sep 1, 2012 11:07 AM

    Is that why his offense was so prolific in pre-season?

  40. geraldthecat says: Sep 1, 2012 11:07 AM

    Jets win the Super Bowl without scoring a touchdown in the playoffs!!!!!

  41. deadeye says: Sep 1, 2012 11:13 AM

    If this is the best Jets team yet, and he guaranteed Super Bowl appearances for previous teams, then logically he’s guaranteeing a Super Bowl run for this team.

    Way to go Rex.

  42. dirtysouthironmen says: Sep 1, 2012 11:14 AM

    Rex does know that he is in the AFC East and not the ACC correct?

  43. jolink653 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:15 AM

    Hard to believe the Jets will be going for their 4th Super Bowl in the four years that Rex has been there…And if he says this is his best team ever then it must be right?

  44. whitechocolate2 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:17 AM

    Yep, he should probably just vent to the media about all of his concerns with his team. The dude believes in something that he helped create. Lets bash him for that….idiots.

    9-7 AFC Champ Game
    11-5 AFC Champ Game
    8-5 through 13 games last season before things went very, very bad.

    I think this man has earned some respect….even from the fools that constantly post negatively about the Jets. Get a clue, fellas.

  45. whitechocolate2 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:18 AM

    And lets not forget….this team may very well have the best defense in football. That alone can carry you a very long way.

  46. billsfan27 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:23 AM

    Yeah, their FB Tebow is really something. Blah, blah, blah.

  47. jrs1972 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:26 AM

    Might be time to expand nfl drug testing rules to the coaches. I’d be shocked if that team even sniffs .500. I expect them to be in the battle of their life with miami for 4th in the afce.

  48. rajbais says: Sep 1, 2012 11:31 AM

    The best Jets team in the UFL.

  49. bobby927 says: Sep 1, 2012 11:39 AM

    After five games, one and four at best.

  50. xxwhodatxx says: Sep 1, 2012 11:44 AM

    It might be believable if they seemed like they were making moves to win. They extend Sanchize?! They pick up Tebow?! No running backs?! Or O-line?! It’s laughable.

  51. luvnlfe says: Sep 1, 2012 11:45 AM

    According to ESPN with Tim Tebow the Jets don’t need Rex

  52. electionconfidential says: Sep 1, 2012 12:18 PM

    I don’t blame him for talking while he can. Next year he’ll be a DC somewhere and no one will be putting him in front of a mic.

    Rob Ryan will probably never be a HC because Rex and Buddy have proven that Ryans can’t coach offenses.

  53. fordmandalay says: Sep 1, 2012 12:26 PM

    Is it just me or did Rex actually look better when he was fat?

  54. Wisconsin77 says: Sep 1, 2012 12:34 PM

    Lots of credibility here with this guy.

  55. ericn42000 says: Sep 1, 2012 12:38 PM

    How could your team possiably be that good when your first team O cant score a td…… good luck Rex seems like the jets like the media attention more than winning or even scoring for that matter

  56. annes22 says: Sep 1, 2012 12:39 PM

    Why does Rex open his mouth? Nothing sensible comes out of it, so it’s a complete waste.
    With Sparano on the side lines, it’s been field goals and field goals, that won’t win games as the Dolphins all know. His vision of an offense is pathetic, unless he has figured out a new playbook.

  57. thejuddstir says: Sep 1, 2012 12:45 PM

    Four years of winning the SB on paper……where’s Rexy gonna put all those rings.

  58. cmdrsmooth says: Sep 1, 2012 12:45 PM

    How about just having a good year and letting your record speak for yourself.

  59. punkyqb says: Sep 1, 2012 12:55 PM

    Have they scored a TD yet??

  60. EJ says: Sep 1, 2012 12:56 PM

    I understand why Rex Ryan talks up his team every year, It builds up player confidence. The only thing that kills him is the fact that the Jets haven’t done anything he has said or put out there. Eventually, the players are going to start to see the trend and stop believing in what he says. I know the fans already do.

  61. silverhornet says: Sep 1, 2012 1:01 PM

    Instead of that stomach surgery he had, they should have just stapled his mouth shut… kill two birds with one stone.

  62. rockthered1286 says: Sep 1, 2012 1:17 PM

    Apparently calling people out ensures your comment won’t post so I’ll just say this:
    QB- tebows a downgrade for backup. Better FA’s out there.
    RB- lost LT. downgrade. Green is weak.
    OL- laughable.
    TE- unhappy about his lack of contract.
    WR- Holmes is a pissant. Hill is raw. Nothing else worth noting

    Otherwise stout D and my fantasy team hopes they do well BUT having your O go 3 and out nonstop gets your D winded and hurts their cause.

    7-9. Rex ends up in Arizona as DC in 2013 season.

  63. andrewfbrowne says: Sep 1, 2012 1:29 PM

    While the Jest Offense has not looked any good, that Coples kid sure has looked good, he lets the Jets play their base 3-4 on run downs and then when they go nickel they can go 4-3 and put Coples on one side and Maybin on the other and get after the passer. Their D is going to be special, if they can get anything out of their Offense they should be pretty good. Special Teams is always a strong suit for the Jets, so they will be solid there. ROT, WR and QB are the only question marks and they are big ones unfortunately for the Jets. I think they will be better than last year, but I think Buffalo has passed them in the division and they are not in NE class. So I think they miss the playoffs, even though they will be a better team that last year.

  64. j0esixpack says: Sep 1, 2012 1:47 PM

    The Houston Oilers have as many AFC East Championships as the Jets do.

    Think about that a second.

  65. jg725 says: Sep 1, 2012 3:35 PM

    rex and the whole jets organization should so embarrassed.
    To constantly run your mouth and come up empty for over 40 years………….. laughable.
    They just need to look across the stadium and see that talk does not win super bowls – good teams win them.
    giants have been to 5 super bowls and won 4 – including 2 in the last 4 years – i don’t hear coach coughlin running his mouth – he has too much class – as does the entire giants organization – much like the steelers, pats, and packers.
    games are won on the field by successful organizations – rex ryan is a complete loser – as well as a fool – and the jets as a whole are an embarrassment.

  66. nathanbetz91 says: Sep 1, 2012 5:02 PM

    Yeah well see about that.coming from the guy who guaranteed a super bowl win two years ago, only to win half their games

  67. pisano says: Sep 1, 2012 6:36 PM

    The best QB they have won’t be playing, and his name is Greg McElroy. A strong arm, which Sanchez doesn’t have and the guy can scramble, but knowing the Jet’s they’ll either trade him or cut him.

  68. 2fleas says: Sep 1, 2012 6:45 PM

    I love this team. Such a distraction and media circus. They’re already done. Too bad the broncos don’t play in their division.

  69. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 1, 2012 8:11 PM

    I have two questions:
    #1 Does Rex realize his big mouth has made him a big joke…certainly he’s not too stupid to realize everyone is laughing at him???
    #2 Does Rex realize even the best defense needs at least a “game manager” QB (and that Sanchez/Tebow aren’t even that good)???

  70. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 1, 2012 9:43 PM

    seriously where are you guys get off saying that the jets have a good defense? please explain. they suck.!!!!!!

  71. sabatimus says: Sep 1, 2012 11:41 PM

    Is he planning on coaching Winnipeg?

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