The Quotable Rex Ryan

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Rex Ryan has brushed off a lot of criticism of his coaching — and some non-football related story lines that were anything but flattering. With the news that the head coach has received a multi-year contract extension from the New York Jets, here are some of Rex's more memorable quotes throughout his tenure with the team, starting fittingly with him thumping his own chest and predicting he'll have the last word when it comes to his legacy.

"I'm a hell of a lot better football coach than I'm given credit for. I don't care. I don't need the credit. But I can tell you one thing, when it's said and done, they'll look back and say, 'Oh man, this dude can coach his butt off.' And you know what? It's true. And I'll let the people that know best talk on my behalf about the kind of coach I am. I don't have to brag, even though statistically, I can brag about anything I've ever done defensively."
-- June 2013, minutes after the team concluded its final mandatory minicamp practice

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