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Rex Ryan says those who criticize the Jets “really got no right”

Rex Ryan

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan gestures during a news conference Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets will face the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in the AFC Championship game. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


A defiant Rex Ryan took to the podium after Sunday’s AFC title game loss to the Steelers. And he said plans to be back next year. And he said he plans to make good next year on this year’s vow to get to the Super Bowl and win it.

“Our goal for next year, I got news for you,” Ryan said. “It won’t change. And it’ll never change. We’re gonna chase that Super Bowl. We’re gonna chase it until we get it, and then we’ll chase it after that again. But that’s it. People wanna criticize us, then you go ahead, but you really got no right.”

That’s where he lost us. We’ve come to terms with the bravado. Hell, we’re starting to like it.

But the Jets and Ryan crave attention. With attention comes scrutiny. With scrutiny comes criticism.

So Ryan saying that people who choose to criticize the Jets “got no right” to do it is no less ridiculous than saying to Ryan that he’s “got no right” to seek attention.

Ryan started this process with his “look at me” propensities. If he wants people to pay attention to him and his team, he’s “got no right” to complain when folks think they see a wart or two.