Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/23/12

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JANUARY 21: Rex Ryan addresses the media during a press conference after being introduced as the new Head Coach of the New York Jets at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on January 21, 2009 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted that running his mouth last season left his team running on empty.

Ryan guaranteed that the Jets would win the Super Bowl - and they came up woefully short, going 8-8 and failing to make the postseason.

"Looking back obviously it was a huge mistake to make that guarantee," Ryan said. “At the time we were coming off two championship games, I really thought it would be a thing that would actually motivate our team, you know to really talk about the Super Bowl, to focus on the Super Bowl.

"But in hindsight I think it put undue pressure on our team and we kind of lost focus and really we lost focus on what we do best.”

The Jets lost their final three games to finish out of the playoffs and the season ended with finger-pointing among some of the team's more high-profile players.

“Obviously, we had a terrible season,” Ryan said. “I'll take full responsibility for it. I think part of that guarantee really contributed to that.

There were some lessons well-learned. I can promise you. ... I'm looking forward to this season. I know I'll be better and I know each one of our guys will be better. I believe that."

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