Rex Ryan previously promised he would stop making Super Bowl predictions for his team, but apparently that promise will not stop him from talking up his team. Ryan, apparently, thinks this year’s Jets team is the best team he has coached, better than either of the teams he led to the AFC Championship Game.
“Overall, in my opinion, I think this has a chance to be the best team that I’ve had since I’ve been the coach here,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “And I say that because I think we understand complementary football; sometimes your offense is going to be rolling. Sometimes you’re going to have to ask your defense to — that old hockey term — stand on their heads.”
The Jets sure haven’t looked like a good team in the preseason, but Ryan says that doesn’t matter.
“If you go back and talk to me about last year’s preseason, I don’t think any of us could tell you a single score,” Ryan said. “I don’t think there’s any way. But we could probably name almost all the regular-season games. There’s a big difference.”
I guess Ryan thinks not scoring a first-team offensive touchdown is nothing to be worried about, I beg to differ. This Jets team looks like the worst team he has coached but maybe he knows something I do not. We will find out in eight days as the Jets face the Buffalo Bills at home on Sunday September 9 at 1pm.