Rex Ryan: I’m a Hell of a lot Better Than People Give Me Credit For

Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media before the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: New York Jets, Rex Ryan

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  • miller

    you are kidding right?

    rex Ryan coached a team his first year with the Jets into the playoffs ONLY because the colts played their second string team in the second half and the jets came back to win the game. If they would have played the first team colts the whole game they would have lost (as they were in the first half) then they got to play the horrid bengals and SQUEAKED their way in. So rex REALLY has only gottten to the playoffs once.

    and he got to the playoffs because he was essentially guaranteed 4 wins each year by playing the HORRIBLE bills and dolphins twice each year. but look what happend in 2011 and 2012 when the bills and dolphins started getting good! Oh wow the jets didn’t get easy wins anymore. When you are essentially guaranteed 4 wins a year you only need 5 more against the rest of the league to make the playoffs. 5 wins against real teams.

    rex also in 2009 and 2010 and 2011 actually, had some of the BEST defensive players in the league. Having Revis means that you can double team other receivers and load up the box to stop the run. Look what happend to the AMAZING jets defense last year when revis went down? Horrible. just plain awful defense. Cause rex had no idea what to do.

    I will be amazed if the jets win more than 4 games, It will be a miracle if they do> and dont give me that crap that he doesn’t have talented players this year. Good coaches find a way with strategy and cunning and inventiveness. Ryan has none of this. The jets are going to get mauled by the rest of league and especially the up and coming afc east.
    you saying he is a great coach is completely misinformed and just sad to say.

  • miller

    and one more thing: undue criticism? he said he didn’t go to the jets to :kiss belichek’s rings”. wow thats nice and respectful. He also said, he would guarantee championships in 4 years or less..and then every year prior to this one he guaranteed a super bowl right. You talk the talk but cannot come close to backing that up. I mean the bills got to the dance 4 years in a row, Rex hasn’t been to the dance ever as a head coach. and he gets undue criticism? UNDUE?!?!?? LOL you are kidding me.

    the man is a walking bag of insecurity. His downfall is his fear. get ready for a horrible year for the jets. I will be surprised if they win 2 games. I am serious.

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