Rex Ryan: “I’m a hell of a lot better football coach than I’m given credit for”

If you were to give me three names of coaches that are on the hot seat going into the 2013 NFL Season, I’d bet that Jets head man Rex Ryan would be one of those names.

After an impressive start to his tenure in New York (If you want to call it that. Mangini built that team), Ryan’s Jets quickly became a mess of a team. From bringing in Tim Tebow, to unnamed players bashing each other time and time again.

Rex Ryan says he deserves more credit as a top-notch coach.(AP Photo)

Rex Ryan says he deserves more credit as a top-notch coach.(AP Photo)

Rex though, has high praises for a man that could be at the end of his time in the big apple.

“I’m a hell of a lot better football coach than I’m given credit for,” Ryan said Thursday, via Newsday.

But despite the lack of credit, Ryan says he’s not concerned.

“I don’t care,” he said. “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.”

While I do believe he is on the hot seat, he’s right, he’s one hell of a defensive coach. I’d take him as my defensive coordinator any day. That’s where he’s at his best, in my opinion. Him with an open mic isn’t a good thing – and as a head coach that’s what he’s been given.

“They’ll say, ‘He’s a hell of a football coach, and you know what? He had more passion than anybody who’s ever coached here before.’ Eventually that’s what’s going to be said about me,” Ryan said.

 

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2 Responses to Rex Ryan: “I’m a hell of a lot better football coach than I’m given credit for”

  • Ed Gruberman says:

    Stop. Talking. Now.

  • Paco Martinez says:

    No you are NOT a good head football coach: Locker room scuttlebutt = trash, stop it immediately. Tebow + Tony Sparano you should have had at least a dozen plays where Tebow shovel passes the ball to T.E., , Tebow fakes the shovel pass and keeps it around right end. Tebow does all the faking and passes it out to the wide receiver. You DID NOTHING.
    Are you an Atheist trying to ‘prove’ Tim Tebow isn’t a good ballplayer because of his views on Jesus Christ? Mark Sackchez should have been PULLED an YOU know it but you didn’t have the conejos to make such a radical change. Shame on you.

    TE Winslow @FoxSports Winslow you will NOT be catching any passes cuz Mark “Sackchez” Sanchez and the porous O. Line, the ball won’t be coming out–it’ll most likely be ON THE GROUND

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