Rex Ryan's top quotes
The Jets' head coach has not minced his words since taking over the job. Here are Rex Ryan's top quotes.
REX WHEN ASKED WHY HE HE WON'T NAME A STARTING QUARTERBACK
"I can say anything I want. That's the beauty of this country. I can answer it 100 [times]. I can stand backwards and answer the question. I'm going sideways. We'll make the announcement when I think it's the appropriate time." -- Aug. 24, 2013
REX IN A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH NEWSDAY'S KIMBERLEY A. MARTIN
"I'm a hell of a lot better football coach than I'm given credit for. I don't care. 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." -- June 13, 2013.
REX ADDRESSING A REPORT THAT HE WANTED TO BE FIRED AT THE END OF THE SEASON IF OWNER WOODY JOHNSON DID NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE OFFENSE
"I was disappointed and quite honestly mad as a hornet." --Dec. 28, 2012
REX ON BEING VOTED THE MOST OVERRATED NFL HEAD COACH IN A SPORTING NEWS POLL
“My first thought was I looked and I saw who was second and [thought], ‘Hey, I finally beat Belichick at something. I got him. I knew it would take time, but I finally got him.’" -- Nov. 7, 2012
REX ON IF HE'D GOTTEN THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HEAD COACHING JOB INSTEAD OF NORV TURNER
"Well, I think I would've had a couple rings. I'm telling you, those teams were loaded. There's no question about it. But things happen for a reason." -- Oct. 19, 2011
REX ON HOW HE MATCHES UP WITH BILL BELICHICK
"Two great athletes, obviously. I think I could've held my own with him on the football field, but I also saw that he was a lacrosse player and I have no idea what I'm doing in lacrosse. I do like the idea, though, of hitting people with a stick, so I think I might've been all right." -- Oct. 5, 2011
REX ON JOE NAMATH'S COMMENTS
"I've never gone into a game I didn't think I'd win. Haven't won them all, but I certainly think we can and will. I'm not going to change who I am because Joe Namath said something. Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we'll have him as a backup quarterback." -- Sept. 26, 2011
REX ON COWBOYS FANS AT METLIFE STADIUM
"I don’t know why they’d be here. They're coming into our stadium. It's probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff, I would think.” -- Sept. 7, 2011.
REX ON BEATING THE PATRIOTS
"As much as I respect and admire Bill Belichick, I came here to kick his a**, and that's the truth." -- Nov. 29, 2010
REX RANTS ON HBO's "HARD KNOCKS"
"Do we understand what the -- I want to see tomorrow?" Now let's go eat a -- -- snack!" -- August, 2010