Keeping with the tradition he'd established in years one and two on the job, the outspoken Gang Green sideline boss reminded everyone again this week -- as the Jets prepare for a Saturday home date with their live-in rivals at MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants -- that he believes his team is an elite one.
And not to mention better than the Giants based on recent performance.
"There's a lot of talk going back and forth, most of it driven by me," Ryan said of the rivalry. "But I'll stand by anything I've ever said. I didn't come here to be anybody's little brother. I came here to win, to be looked at that way and to take over not just this city, even though it's the city to take over, but also this league.
Meanwhile, Peter King thinks the Jets will sneak out with a victory here.
I don't like either team right now. The Jets' defense has collapsed. The Giants are more reliant on Eli Manning to win than the Packers are on Aaron Rodgers, and when Manning is short on his throws, as he was against Washington, the G-men collapse. I'd like the Jets a lot more if Santonio Holmes took a maturity pill before the game.