Mar 25, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan says teams won't want to play the Jets this year


Every coach, owner and fan base is optimistic heading into a new season and the New York Jets are any different. Head coach Rex Ryan is known for making big optimistic promises in the offseason, and this one is no different.

“I’ll be honest with you: I’m not so sure there will be too many people that want to play us,” Ryan said on WFAN, via the New York Daily News. “And that’s the truth.”

I don’t know if anyone is necessarily fearful of the Jets, but they are an improved team and have dded some key parts.

Things are looking up,” Ryan said. “I think we are going to have more weapons.”

They signed former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson. In the draft they got Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and former Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders. They also draft Louisville safety Calvin Pryor in the first-round addressing a need in the secondary.

Of course bringing Michael Vick in, then drafting Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, might all work against the Jets success like bringing in Tim Tebow reportedly shattered the confidence of Mark Sanchez with the ensuing quarterback controversy.

Ryan wouldn’t however estimate wins or how deep in the playoffs they will go.

“I’m not going to say how many wins we’re going to have, or whatever, but we are going to play a brand of football that I think our fans will be proud of,” Ryan said, via NJ.com.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Ryan spouting off at the mouth again! Check out this year’s schedule, and reality will tell you few of those teams will “not want to play the Jets” this season! Improved on paper is as far as they’ve gotten. The fact is they haven’t even seen a practice at this point! He and the coaching staff are currently trying to figure out what they have to work with. If all the “value” signings in free agency work out, and our draft pick out perform expectations, then maybe there will be a team out there that fears the Jets! They still have question marks at receiver and corner, they may have a solution via the draft for WR (questionable), but as I see it they missed on corner, leaving a huge void that opposing QB’s will druel over to take advantage of. I see little from either free agency or the draft that will radically improve the pass rush, and without a big push up front, the secondary will be once again exposed. I sure hope they have a trick up their sleeve before camp!!