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Rex Ryan Defends His Talk

Rex Ryan stood by his big predicitons in his postgame press conference.

"I'm always going to chase the Super Bowl," he said. "I know I get criticized for it beyond belief, and all that stuff, but if you don't you're probably a loser, okay. I'm not a loser. If people don't have the guts or courage to put it out there, then so be it. That's on them.

"I will always chase the Super Bowl," Ryan continued. "I believe we'll win the Super Bowl, and I'll believe it for the next 15 years. So you can get all the articles out that you want, that's fine and dandy. But for me, I'll find a way to make this team better. We will. There's no question about it."

I think plenty of people will point to Rex's words to try and explain the failure of the Jets this season, but I have a tough time believing it. Talk is cheap. Talk wasn't really the reason the Jets were successful in Rex's first two years. It isn't the reason the team failed this year. This stuff is just a sideshow, not the real problem.