If anyone needed any proof that the NFL is back in business again, then look
no further than Rex Ryan. Yes, the notoriously loud head coach of the New York
Jets is at it again. Rex has already declared, for the second straight year,
that this year's Jets' season is "Super Bowl or Bust" and Monday, Ryan was at it
"I think we have to find somebody out there to beat New England besides us"
said the former Baltimore defensive coordinator, "Anybody out there that wants
to sign up? Are you good enough as a team to beat the New England Patriots?
Forget about us, are you good enough to go out there and beat the New England
Patriots? I'm challenging the league"
Ryan went on to say that homefield advantage would ease his team's path to
the Super Bowl and they need other teams, besides themselves, to beat the
Patriots to do that.
Now, Rex does have a winning record against the Patriots in his 2 year tenure
in New York (3-2 including playoffs) but shouldn't Rex actually win something
before making the Jets out to be the greatest team since the '72 Dolphins? No
one is denying that Rex is a good coach but his career regular season record is
a good but not great 20-12. Ryan has made it to the AFC Championship game twice,
only to lose twice.
Belicheck, on the other hand, has won 142 career regular season wins, made 4
Super Bowl appearances, and won 3 Super Bowl titles. He's been among the NFL's
great coaches for years and has one of the best minds in the game.
Before Rex acts like he owns the Patriots, the coach needs to win something
significant. A Super Bowl would be great but remember, he hasn't even won his
own division yet. If Rex wants to be taken seriously and talk the talk, then he
needs to walk the walk, win the division, and make through the AFC. Belicheck
has done it 4 times in his tenure with the Pats, now it's Ryan's turn.
The time for talk is over, its time to put up or shut up, Rex.