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Rex Ryan believes in himself

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan smiles

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan smiles before a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. (Aug. 30, 2012) Credit: AP

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan has no fear -- even of losing his job. This could be considered a make-or-break season for just about everyone in the Jets' locker room and front office. But the coach says he isn't worried about his job security.

"I could have gone other places that might not have had quite the pressure and the scrutiny," Ryan said Monday during his weekly ESPN NY radio spot. "Man, look, I know I'm a great coach. And what makes me a great coach is the guys who coach with me and the guys who play for me."

Ryan is determined not to wilt under the glaring media spotlight. "It's hard for me to look at myself as not being successful," he said. "I don't see it as a possibility. Maybe 10 or 15 years from now, when Woody Johnson wants to go in a different direction than me, that's fine. I have complete confidence in myself and whatever it is, I'll leave it to the experts to say if my job is on the line. I know one thing: I'm going to give everything I have to this organization. I know the guys who coach with me do the same thing and I believe our players will as well."


Jet streamsJust hours after Ryan said NT Sione Po'uha (back) "may have'' suffered a setback, Po'uha said he's ready to go vs. Buffalo. Ryan thinks TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) will suit up. RB Joe McKnight (hamstring) didn't practice but expects to play . . . Ryan said FB John Conner isn't going anywhere. "He clearly was going to be on our football team," he said. "We weren't going to lose 'The Terminator.' " . . . Ryan said Tim Tebow could get as many as 20 snaps if teams have trouble stopping him.

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