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February 25, 2011

Rex Ryan Guarantees Super Bowl Victory: "I believe this is the year we're going to do it. I believe this is the year we're going to win the Super Bowl. The fact is, I thought we'd win it the first two years. I guarantee we'll win it this year." -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan at the NFL Scouting Combine

posted by rcade to football at 04:37 PM - 19 comments

As a Kansas City Royals fan, Rex's schtick seems suspiciously close to Tony Pena's right before Pena was run out of town.

posted by reenum at 04:09 PM on February 25

As a Kansas City Royals fan, Rex's schtick seems suspiciously close to Tony Pena's right before Pena was run out of town.

Was that after Pena took the Royals to back-to-back ALCS appearances in his first two years?

Rex ain't going anywhere. He's the best coach the Jets have had since Parcells.

posted by afl-aba at 05:02 PM on February 25

Rex seems to be good medicine for the Jets, indeed. He is just one of those guys who will always talk bigger than what he actually accomplishes, but he does have plenty of substance and it seems to me that he's done a lot. Guaranteed Super Bowl? Of course it's nonsense, but unless you just fell off the turnip truck you know that the guy is about 10% helium. I don't think that's such a big deal considering the other 90%.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:20 PM on February 25

In the too-careful NFL, it's refreshing for a coach to have absolutely no fear of putting a foot in his mouth.

posted by rcade at 05:54 PM on February 25

In the too-careful NFL, it's refreshing for a coach to have absolutely no fear of putting a foot in his mouth.

Foot in mouth? In his first two years, Rex has been two wins away from a championship. That ain't bad, especially with a still evolving young QB and several problematic, if gifted, players. If the Jets were a mediocre team that went one-and-done every year, Rex's boasts would indeed be ridiculous. But he has the Jets right there.

posted by afl-aba at 06:30 PM on February 25

I look at it this way. Jets a six seed two years in a row, Doesn't sound like a SB champion, Green Bay not withstanding...

posted by Landis at 06:59 PM on February 25

it's refreshing for a coach to have absolutely no fear of putting a foot in his mouth.

I thought Peter King was spot on:

I think my first reaction to Rex Ryan guaranteeing a Super Bowl win was to yawn. It's not news, people. He's said it consistently. I think he said it to the cabbie on the way in from the airport, and to the bellman who took his bags at the hotel.

There's no fear because there's no risk. They don't make it to the super bowl it's no big deal. He'll make another one. These type predictions should have been retired after namath. They're a joke now.

Refreshing? More like a big yawn.

posted by justgary at 07:00 PM on February 25

I find Rex Ryan refreshing in the same way that I find the act of using the toilet refreshing. To whit, once Rex has passed out of my mind, I feel curiously light and free.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:16 PM on February 25

These type predictions should have been retired after namath.

You mean, after Messier.

Because at least when Messier guaranteed his win, he went out there and did something to make it happen.

posted by grum@work at 08:41 PM on February 25

You mean, after Messier.

My hockey fu is weak, I admit.

Another reason I find the Ryan prediction to be a non-story is his team is already among the best in the league. Predicting your super bowl quality team will win the super bowl? At least the Jets were beating odds that said they'd be killed.

I'd, of course, pick Kevin Millar's "don't let us win tonight" speech, but that was more of a warning, really.

posted by justgary at 09:38 PM on February 25

In the too-careful NFL, it's refreshing for a coach to have absolutely no fear of putting a foot in his mouth

real groaner there, rcade .....

posted by cixelsyd at 11:02 PM on February 25

I think the bigger news is that Rex Ryan is guaranteeing that there will be a season.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:50 AM on February 26

Because at least when Messier guaranteed his win, he went out there and did something to make it happen.

Can you hear this, grum? Oh, well then, maybe I should turn it up. (and I use that sign language with the utmost respect. sure it's 17 years and three cups later, but it still burns my ass)

As a Jets fan I like it, when Rex said they would beat the Colts they did. When he said they would beat the Pats, they did. When he said nothing* about the Steelers, they lost.

*he said something about respecting them and that they were a good team, but didn't say he would defeat them

posted by MrFrisby at 10:25 AM on February 26

Didn't he guarantee a Super Bowl win in this season just past, too?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:46 PM on February 27

In a round-a-bout way.

He might be a good coach. He's also a blowhard. Not sure how anyone can deny that.

posted by justgary at 12:14 PM on February 28

He is a good coach, justgary. I'm not sure how anyone can "might be" about that.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:42 PM on February 28

Good lord, you asked a question and I pointed out a link. It's a figure of speech.

Me: "New York may be a big city, but it has a small town feel."

You: "New York IS a big city, there's no 'may' about it."

But hey, pedantry is fun, right?

posted by justgary at 01:09 PM on February 28

Wow, justgary, simmer down. I did not piss in your cheerios.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:46 PM on February 28

But you did willingly misunderstand him, right?

posted by yerfatma at 03:53 PM on February 28

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