Rex Ryan is on another one year audition for the Jets GM, and he has a message for the rest of the League via ESPN New York.
“Watch out for the Jets, man,” Ryan told reporters at the league’s owners meetings. “I’m just telling you.”
Rex displayed some of his old bravado as he made it clear that “it was time for the Jets to deliver.”
My expectations have never changed — I want to win, I expect to win,” he said. “I’ll say this: it’s time to deliver. It’s time to deliver for this community, for New York, for this entire area. We have to step up and deliver. I’m not running from it, let’s put it that way. I expect a lot out of this football team.”
Ryan’s optimism is fueled by last season’s surprising 8-8 finish. He didn’t issue any guarantees, but he spoke confidently about his team’s chances.
“Hey, I see it, nobody is really talking about us — and that’s fine and dandy,” Ryan said. “They’re going to.”
The Jets have missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, creating a scenario for Ryan where he must make the playoffs or get fired.
Ryan is 42-38 in five seasons.