New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan took the NFL by storm with his brash attitude and aggressive style towards the media. While that initially helped him get media attention for his team, it quickly turned in to a distraction and a side show that took away from his team’s accomplishments and his own.
Ryan seems to now know that the media isn’t taking him as seriously as an actual coach anymore, so he wanted to let everyone know that he still deserves the respect as a quality head coach in the league.
“I’m a hell of a lot better football coach than I’m given credit for,” Ryan said, via Newsday.
“I don’t care. I don’t need the credit. But I can tell you one thing, when it’s said and done, they’ll look back and say, ‘Oh man, this dude can coach his butt off.’ And you know what? It’s true. And I’ll let the people that know best talk on my behalf about the kind of coach I am. I don’t have to brag, even though statistically, I can brag about anything I’ve ever done defensively.”
Ryan is actually right.
His attitude at the beginning has led to unfair criticism and it has resulted in people overlooking his actual accomplishments,
Sure, his offense leaves a lot to be desired and his loyalty to quarterback Mark Sanchez may have been his downfall, but Ryan is a heck of a coach and the players love him. Don’t let his attitude in the public eye fool you. Ryan still is one of the better coaches in the league.