Originally written on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/20/14

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)
I think Rex Ryan spoke to the media. But I’m honestly not sure. I mean, I barely recognized the Jets coach. He was contrite and humbled, calling attention to his failings and basically saying he cost his team the season. Really. “The infamous Super Bowl guarantee was here,” Ryan said. “In all seriousness, looking back, obviously it was a huge mistake to make that guarantee. At the time, we were coming off two championship games, I really thought it would be a thing that would actually motivate our team to really talk about the Super Bowl, focus on the Super Bowl. But in hindsight, I think it put undue pressure on our team. And we kinda lost focus on what we do best.” Again, Ryan called it a “big mistake” and said it contributed to the season that we had. He took responsibility for those words and said he’s been thinking about it. “We had a terrible season,” he said, but looking forward, Ryan believes, “We’re going to have a team  now.” We’ll see…
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