Posted: Friday December 28, 2012 2:39 PM

Ryan wants to be Jets coach for 'next 15 years'

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - No matter what, Rex Ryan wants to be the New York Jets coach for years to come.

He opened his news conference Friday by denouncing a published report that said he would welcome being fired if owner Woody Johnson doesn't upgrade the offense.

He said: "There's no bigger Jet than me.''

He also said the Jets are the "only team I want to coach - period.'' He hoped to be in the job "for the next 15 years.''

With the Jets (6-9) out of the playoffs for the second straight season, Ryan's job status has become tenuous in his fourth year. But Ryan says he was "mad as a hornet'' when he read the story, and immediately called Johnson to deny it.

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