Surprise, surprise. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is talking again. Just two days after getting a thrilling victory (okay, it wasn’t really thrilling, but the end was dramatic) over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ryan told reporters the Jets are a close team that remains upbeat and confident, contrary to what some reporters believe.
“I think I know what the general consensus is out there – but it’s not even close,” Ryan said, via Tom Curran of CSNNE.com via Pro Football Talk. “We’ve had nothing but positive vibes inside our locker room.”
The Jets earned a win on a last second field goal after Bucs linebacker Lavonte David hit a Jets player after the whistle, earning a 15-yard penalty.
“We have way more positive momentum than people give us credit for,” Ryan told reporters. “We were 3-1 in the preseason, I think that’s good. Inside our building it’s been nothing but positive. We’ve had probably as good an offseason as anyone in the league when it comes to the amount of players here for voluntary work, the type of work they’re doing at minicamps and then our training camp, we had great competition at several positions. We have a close football team.”
The Jets will take on the New England Patriots Thursday night.