Shortly before the season began, Rex Ryan ruffled a few feathers by declaring himself the best defensive mind in football, eschewing the likes of Bill Belichick and Dick LeBeau.
When it comes to being a head coach, however, he admits there’s no contest.
“If it was just between (Bill) Belichick and me, he’s going to win that battle,” Ryan said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “I don’t think I’m the best head coach in the league right now, I think he is.”
Ryan’s Jets are preparing to match up against Belichick’s Patriots in the first of two meetings this season. Following many failed attempts at hyping up both himself and his team, Gang Green’s head man is taking a humble approach.
“I’m confident in my abilities, but let’s face it: He’s got all the rings and everything else — the records,” Ryan said. “Obviously, I’m not there and neither is anybody else in the league … If it was just coaching defense, I’d put myself with anybody.”
It’s not like Ryan has much of a choi