Rex Ryan: I’m A Better Coach Than I’m Given Credit For


Jets head coach Rex Ryan is battling for his job each and every day as the 2013 regular season approaches. You wouldn’t know though, because Ryan still is the brash confident head coach that led the Jets to two consecutive AFC title games.

Ryan admits he’s made some mistakes as a coach, but Told Newsday that he’s “a lot better coach than he’s given credit for.”

“I’m a hell of a lot better football coach than I’m given credit for,” Ryan said in a sit-down interview with Newsday, minutes after the team concluded its final mandatory minicamp practice Thursdayafternoon.

“I don’t care,” he added with a smile. “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.”

Ryan is the creme de la creme when it comes to coaching a defense up, but he’ll need his offense to catch up with his defense this season to save his job.

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