Originally written on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 10/19/14

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!  We continue today with Rex Ryan’s exaggerations and comparisons! (Note, you can track this entire series right here) Rex Ryan press conferences peaked somewhere during the 2010 season when it was arguably the best 20 minute sitcom available on a daily basis. He has gradually toned them down since the Jets have struggled the past two seasons but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t a source of entertainment, particularly when he begins making comparisons and inevitably some exaggerations. Among my favorites… Demario Davis - ”Wow. … This is amazing. He reminds me of Ray (Lewis),” Ryan said, according to The Star-Ledger, after meeting with Davis and general manager Mike Tannenbaum at the Jets‘ team facility. Muhammad Wilkerson – “Ryan has been known to lay it on thick with the superlatives — he compared Wilkerson to Richard Seymour, likely a future Hall of Famer” “Ryan compared the team’s first pick to a veteran he’s very familiar with, Trevor Pryce, who has logged 14 seasons in the NFL.” “Coach Rex Ryan compared Wilkerson to both Trevor Pryce and Haloti Ngata as a massive end who can also move inside to tackle on nickel downs” Quinton Coples - “Today, the Jets coach upped the ante, saying he hopes the Jets’ first-round pick turns out as well as the Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul has. They are two unusual talents. … They’re unusual guys,” Ryan said. “Hopefully Quinton can be the same kind of player Pierre-Paul ended up being. This guy really gets it.” Wayne Hunter - “The best backup tackle in football” Himself –  “Ryan reiterated the guarantee by channeling his inner Teddy Roosevelt, while at the same time comparing himself to Yankees legend Babe Ruth.” Stephen Hill - “It kind of reminds me of when my dad took Keith Jackson when he was with the Eagles. I think Keith Jackson only had 19 catches, and I think he made the Pro Bowl his first year as a rookie. Hopefully that will happen here with Stephen.” Antonio Cromartie - “”I think he took it as I have to step up. We’ve always said that he’s got more ability than anyone at that position, him and Deion (Sanders).” LaRon Landry - Ryan said that Landry reminds him the most of Dick “Night Train” Lane, widely considered one of the league’s most feared hitter of all time. His Wife - Gisele Bundchen - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STORY PITCH OF THE DAY - 1,400 words on Tim Tebow contemplating renovating his kitchen in his spare time this autumn. A source close to the situation confirms “the tiling is getting a little shoddy and he really wants an island countertop…it is definitely time for some changes in there.” The reports were confirmed by documents procured from rummaging outside of his home, including a Hometown Decorating magazine. RANDOM JET TO REMEMBER OF THE DAY – TORY WOODBURY! - A backup quarterback/special teamer in the early 2000s, who racked up special teams tackles and had a reception for 13 yards in 2002.
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