Rex Ryan is a talker. That’s just what he does. Whether it’s proclaiming the Jets to be the favorites to win the Super Bowl or flat out guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory, talking (and being wrong) is just his thing.
So it shouldn’t surprise you that he’s starting off this season talking once again. But this time, he’s shying away from the team orientated declarations. Guess he’s been burned one too many times on those. Instead, he’s making declarations about his coaching ability saying that he looks at himself as the best defensive coach in football.
Oh, and he also thinks he’s the best at fighting as well. Can’t forget that.
You know what? I look at myself as the best defensive coach in football,” Ryan said after the Jets’ first training camp practice on Friday. “That’s saying something because Dick LeBeau is pretty darn good. Bill Belichick is pretty good. But that’s the way I’ve always believed. And you know what? I believe it because (of) the guys I coach with, there’s no doubt about that. And the guys I’ve coached. But that’s the truth. That’s kind of how I feel.”
“If it was a spelling bee, I’d bet against me,” he later added. “If it’s anything else – a fight, coaching football – I’m betting on me.”
Excellent. Now we just sit and wait for the Jets to be one of the worst defensive teams in the league.
It probably won’t happen, but we would love it if it did.