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Woody Johnson praises Rex Ryan's coaching

Woody Johnson talks to the media during a

Woody Johnson talks to the media during a the Jets' end-of-season press conference. (Jan. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Rex Ryan may have entered 2013 as a lame-duck head coach, but he continues to have the support of his boss, Jets owner Woody Johnson.

Speaking at the NFL meetings in Washington -- a day after the Jets pulled off a dramatic 30-28 upset over the Falcons in Atlanta Monday night -- Johnson told the New York Post that Ryan has done "an outstanding job this year."

Johnson also praised Ryan's preparation, attention to detail and his ability to motivate his players. But as expected, he stopped short of committing to Ryan returning in 2014 for the final year of his contract.

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