The veteran said his feeling is echoed by the majority of the locker room -- not exactly what the Jets want to hear about a player they gave a $45 million contract before the season started.
Ryan steered clear of criticizing Holmes during Monday's somber joint news conference with general manager Mike Tannenbaum and said he expected the receiver to be back.
In an interview with ESPN Radio on Tuesday, Tannenbaum did what Ryan seems incapable of -- acknowledging that Holmes' behavior must improve.
"Some of the things that happened this year, they can't happen again," Tannenbaum said, via the Daily News.
As for Ryan, he took part in his regularly scheduled phone interview with ESPN Radio on Tuesday and made it clear that one disappointing season won't alter his style.
"I've been successful," the coach said. "I've gotten there because of the confidence that I have. That's never going to change."