Rex Ryan believes this will be his best New York Jets team.
It's going to need some dramatic improvement now that everything counts.
Surrounded by a whirlwind of tumult, the Jets will try to jump start their seemingly anemic offense against the Buffalo Bills and their re-tooled defense Sunday in the Meadowlands.
Ryan is known for his bombastic, confident comments and has made multiple Super Bowl championship predictions. New York reached the AFC Championship game each of his first two years before going 8-8 and failing to qualify for the playoffs last year.
In 2012, Ryan's confidence doesn't seem shaken.
"I truly feel that this will be the best team that I've had since I became head coach of the Jets," Ryan said.
Through preseason, the Jets looked more like his worst team, losing all four games and failing to reach the end zone until third-string quarterback Greg McElroy's 6-yard touchdown toss in last week's finale.
"All that work that you've done, all the work that the play...