Rex Ryan after going through the train-wreck end of the 2011 season, has realized that maybe, just maybe that guaranteeing a Super Bowl every year probably isn’t the best of ideas.
“I know what everybody is thinking, all right,” the bombastic coach said in his opening comments at the podium. “The return to the infamous Super Bowl guarantee was here. … Looking back, obviously it was a huge mistake to make that guarantee.
“At the time we were coming off two [AFC] 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.”
That and the offensive line was a mess since day 1 along with the lack of a pass rush but moving on to another quote:
“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. But I know, looking individually at myself, there are several things I can improve in and get better. 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.”
I sure hope so Rex, I sure hope so.