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Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:15 pm
 
Rex Ryan called the Super Bowl matchup a 'cruel joke.' (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

More than anyone, maybe even Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, Jets head coach Rex Ryan is happy to put the 2011 season behind him. His third year in New York began like the previous two: with talk of championships. Except this time, the Jets not only fell short of the AFC Championship game (where they had lost in 2009 and 2010), at 8-8 they didn't even make the playoffs.

By the final week of the season, one that ended with an embarrassing loss to the Dolphins, team captain Santonio Holmes had been benched for insolence. In the end-of-year press conference days later, Ryan spent most of his time explaining why everything went so horribly wrong and promising to fix it in the coming months.

Of course, Ryan says a lot of things, not all of them believable, starting with the annual championship guarantees. He also said he's committed to quarterback Mark Sanchez, which might be true right up till the moment a better offer comes along. And then there are his prognosticatory skills. In the days leading up to the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and Patriots, Ryan boldly predicted that Baltimore is "going to win this game."

So now Billy Cundiff knows who to blame for that.

Ryan, like the rest of the NFL world, was in Indianapolis for Super Bowl week. On Wednesday, he told the Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas that when the championship matchup between the Giants and Patriots was set, it felt like a "cruel joke."

Still, the Giants winning their second Lombardi Trophy in four years hasn't provided Ryan with extra motivation heading into 2012.

“Absolutely not,” he said Wednesday at the annual luncheon for the Long Island Association, where he also participated in a panel discussion with Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms. “You can’t be more motivated than we are. ...

Click to enlarge Sanchez's Valentine Day message. (Twitter)
“Anybody that is successful, you have scars, and this clearly — we’ve got some scars this year from this,” he said. “But anybody that doesn’t have scars is either lying to you or never dared.”

Ryan also reiterated what he's said several times this offseason: “2011 was a huge disappointment for us, but if we don’t learn from it, then we’ll repeat the same mistakes. We are not going to do that; we’ll learn from it.”

Oh, and to set the record straight (we're looking at you, Norv Turner), technically, Ryan does have a Super Bowl ring -- he earned it as an assistant with the Ravens in 2000 (hey, if it counts for Trent Dilfer then it counts for Ryan). He spoke of more rings but thankfully didn't offer a specific time frame.

“I plan on getting another one, and I plan on getting it quickly,” Ryan said.
 
The coach, now heading into his fourth season, might have his biggest job in front of him. High on the to-do list: fixing the locker room. However, he may have one less thing to worry about: the awkwardness between Sanchez and Holmes. On Valentine's Day, Sanchez (who is reportedly dating Kate Upton -- yep, the same one Brinson somehow corralled for a few minutes in Indy) sent Holmes a very special tweet (it's to the right there -- click on the photo to enlarge). 

No word yet from Holmes.

Ryan's response Wednesday when Esiason pointed it out to him? "Pretty funny."

Yep, right up until the moment Holmes again quits on Sanchez and his teammates. Until then, it's hilarious.

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Comments

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:43 pm
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Playoffs?? You talking Playoffs?!?!?! Oh, no, he meant Super Bowl championship. What a joke. I predict that Herry Jones will sell the Cowboys before Ryan wins a Super Bowl.



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

What's amazing is he actually still thinks the Jets are the best team in NY.



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 1:09 pm
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Please Rex, please stop talking. we don't want any more targets on the backs of our players. Please, get a consistent running game to take some heat of off Sanchez and figure out what to do with the WRs'.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

LOL, this getting beyond idiotic.  Have fun with that mess next season Jets.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:50 am
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Perhaps Buddy has willed his ring from the Joe Namath Jets to Rex.  I've heard that Buddy has not been in the best health, so it's possible that Rex will have a SB ring when Buddy passes away.

Where have I heard this before?



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:30 am
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Hey Ryan Wilson, Dilfer actually wore the pads to get his ring and was the winning QB.  Rex was on the sidelines watching Ray Lewis and the pro bowl talented Ravens DEE to get his.  Watch with your idiotic wisecracks about Trent, who won with a less than average offense.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:25 am
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Dilfer did more to win his ring than Ryan.  Ryan had the horses, Dilfer didnt.  Lets get THAT straight, Wilson.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:50 am
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Wow. This guy really doesn't get it. If the guy wanted to find an ounce of class all he has to do is look at the organization across the Met. But that, just like him getting a ring, won't happen. He really needs to wear a rubber nose a frizzy wig to his interviews.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:45 am
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Do they make Super Bowl toe rings?



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:42 am
 

Ryan plans on getting a Super Bowl ring quickly

Perhaps Buddy has willed his ring from the Joe Namath Jets to Rex.  I've heard that Buddy has not been in the best health, so it's possible that Rex will have a SB ring when Buddy passes away.


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