Yesterday Jets head coach Rex Ryan was involved in quite the dilemma. The New York Daily News released a story suggesting Ryan wouldn’t mind being fired if owner Woody Johnson didn’t make the appropriate offensive changes.
Ryan now is making it clear he never wants to leave the Jets according to Yahoo Sports. Rex made it clear all reports of him leaving were false.
”There was a report that was untrue,” Ryan said. ”The fact is, and it’s simple: This is the only team that I want to coach. Period. This is my team. These are my players. I don’t want to coach somebody else’s players. This is the team I want to coach.”
The Daily News stood by its report of Ryan’s unhappiness.
”It’s a very solid report,” said Teri Thompson, managing editor for sports at the Daily News.
Ryan insisted that there’s no bigger Jet than himself, and stated he wants to be the coach for the next 15 years.
”There’s no bigger Jet than me,” Ryan insisted. ”I want to be the Jets’ head coach for the next 15 years.”
”Let’s face it, I wear Jets stuff every single day,” Ryan said. ”I’m proud to be a Jet. Sometimes I’m proud to be a Jet more than others. I mean, this season has been a rough one. But this is my team that’s how I approach it. I believe that we can accomplish what I set out to do when I took the job. And that’s the truth.”