Rex Ryan may have gotten burned by the media for his bold prediction Wednesday, but as always, the Jets coach doesn’t care.
“I got a lot of feedback from the media,” he said with a laugh, during his Thursday press conference. “You know what? That’s fine. I’m just saying it because I believe it. I believe it to be a true statement. Again, it’s all going to come out in the end.”
Ryan said he isn’t feeling any nerves despite facing the challenge of his first playoff game as a head coach. The ever-confident coach also told reporters he won’t be emotional following Saturday’s AFC wild-card game against Cincinnati.
The only time you’ll see tears is if the Jets win out.
“You’ve been wanting me to cry a long time in front of you guys because you guys missed it. I know it’s been well reported,” Ryan said, referring to his Kleenex-inspired team meeting two months ago. “I’ll bawl like a baby if we win the Super Bowl.
“For me, emotionally, I’m excited for this opportunity. I won’t be surprised if we win. That’s how I feel. I want to win and that’s all I’m thinking about doing. Doing my job and finding a way to win. That’s it. If we lose, it’ll be as devastating just like it always is.”