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.