"I think I'm out of that prediction game," Ryan said.
Ryan did explain why he had made that now-infamous call.
"What was I supposed to say?" Ryan said. "We had gone to back-to-back championship games. I just wanted to make sure our team knew that, 'Hey, look, guys, we were so close, we're going to win this thing this year,' and I was telling our players that and I was telling the league that. Unfortunately, it never quite worked out that way."