New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was on the hot seat at the end of the 2013 season, but the organization ultimately elected to keep him around. A big offseason has certainly set the table for the Jets to bounce back adding running back Chris Johnson and wide receiver Eric Decker on offense and drafting safety Calvin Pryor on defense.
It has returned Ryan to his brash outspoken ways from earlier in his career with the Jets, and he is back making bold statements to the media. Most recently in regards to their AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots, who have dominated the division over the years.
“Somebody asked me if we focus on New England. Bull—-,” Ryan told the New York Post. “We’re focused on us. We’re focused on us and how are we going to be better. I have to be honest, I don’t worry about them. They need to worry about us. I think that’s really where we’re at now.”
Just days ago Ryan said that the Jets will make the playoffs, not quite the Super Bowl guarantees of years past.
“I believe we’re better than that. I believe we’re a lot better than that,” Ryan said of last year’s 8-8 squad, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Eight-and-eight would be a hell of a disappointment for us. I’m just telling you that I believe this team is on the cusp of doing some special things. … I’m confident we will be a playoff team.”