As most NFL fans know, Jets head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t mince words. Some people call it arrogance. Ryan apparently doesn’t care.
“When I came in here, I wanted to make sure that ‘the same old Jets’ (credo) doesn’t sit well with me,” said Ryan. “We came here to win. My thing is that it’s a level playing field. Every, single team in the league operates under the same budget. So for me to come in and not say that I want to win a Super Bowl. I think it’s ridiculous for me to come in and undersell and overproduce.
“All that sounds great. You can be coaching a long time if you do that. That’s for somebody else. That’s for some B.S. guy. You go .500 and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘This guy is a helluva coach’ because you’ve been telling teams, ‘Oh, I got to build and build.’ Well bull! You’ve got the same budget that everybody else does. To me, that’s unacceptable. We’re trying to win everything. We’re trying to win it all.
“If people have a tough time with that, if that’s being arrogant or whatever, then so be it. I know one thing, if I’m a fan of a football team I want my coach and my organization committed to winning.”
In his conference call with the Buffalo media, Ryan also joked about picking a fight with someone on Buffalo’s team after much was made about his war of words with Dolphins LB Channing Crowder.
“Hey, Buffalo should be no different,” said Ryan. “It seems like nobody likes me. I’m not going to get into a verbal match with, let me see, whose their best player? T.O. ‘Ryan challenges T.O. to a fight.’ That’s kind of fun, but that’s not it at all. I respect everybody in this league.”
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