Thank You from Coach Rex Ryan
Head Coach Rex Ryan thanks you for your support and aims for the ultimate goal again this upcoming season. - NYJets
Jets head coach Rex Ryan
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I have been so busy with work and personally that it has been hard to get a good post up but the baby and wife are asleep and now is as good a time as ever.
Jets baby! I can’t believe it. I am, at the core,someone who hates winter. It gets too dark early, the cold, the misery, the wet socks etc. But the last two years man I don’t even notice January! The papers are full of positive stories on the Jets and the dream is still alive! The Jets can make it to the Super Bowl. There is just one more team to go.
As I had mentioned before the playoffs began it would have been great to have the Jets replay every team they had lost to in the regular season and right all the wrongs. The Ravens falling apart against Pittsburgh denied that from happening and at the end of the day I don’t really care. The Jets are still in it and from my perspective they have all the momentum. If I was the Steelers I would be scared.
I really think the Jets are going to win on Sunday. I am not saying because I love the Jets. I honestly feel that it is almost destiny. Three weeks ago the Jets were presented with an insane task. Beat Peyton on the road, Beat Brady on the road and then play two time Super Bowl QB Ben Roethlisberger just to get a chance to play in the Super Bowl. Two down and one more to go.
The Jets are starting to look like the team we thought they were. Dominant D, Offense that can explode at any moment and Super Bowl bound (almost). Sunday will have challenges because the Steelers are a team that has been here before. But I am completely confident in a win.
It will be a close one…..21 to 20.
Let’s hope this comes true and we are headed to Dallas.
Rex Ryan on who Revis will cover: “Whoever we put him on is probably not a good thing for that person.”
“I was very impressed with Rex when I met with him,” Parcells said Tuesday night by phone. “I could just sense that, ‘Hey, this guy’s going to have a chance.’”
If Parcells hadn’t shared a strong working relationship with his former aide in Dallas, Tony Sparano, he likely would have hired Ryan on the spot.
“Yes, that’s correct,” Parcells said.
A year later, after Eric Mangini went poof in the night, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum solicited his mentor’s official scouting report on the Baltimore defensive coordinator with a big plan and a bigger mouth.Parcells told his protégé he liked Rex and his pedigree, as in a lot, and Tannenbaum took it to the bank.
“The Jets know they can win in Pittsburgh because they’ve already done that this year. But the Steelers know they have to be at their best because they’ve already lost to the Jets at home. It’s like Ali-Frazier the second time, when Ali knew Frazier was capable of beating him.”
[T]here’s no denying his link to Ryan. Parcells wants it known that he takes no credit for Rex’s development, or even for Tannenbaum’s decision to hire him.
But when Ryan was struggling in the middle of last season, he ignored AFC East protocol and called a certain Dolphins executive for help. In effect, Parcells advised the man he nearly hired to expand his voice on the offensive side of the ball and to become more of a head coach.
Rex Ryan has become more of a head coach than anyone could’ve guessed, not to mention the embodiment of Bill Parcells’ last great call for the Jets.
“I knew I’d get one shot to do this in my life. One opportunity. I’m just an average guy. I’m not for everybody. The only thing I know how to do is coach. For a while, no one had the guts to give us a shot. But [owner] Woody Johnson and [GM] Mike Tannenbaum did, and you know it hasn’t been easy. I’m not perfect. I’ve put them through some hard times this year; you know that. I’m not going to apologize for who I am.”
- New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan
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