Schein: Why Rex will get a ring
"I really like this team," Ryan said, via The Star-Ledger. "I really like this team. I don't know if we're strong in this one area or that one area or special teams, whatever it is, but overall in my opinion, this has the chance to be the best team I've had since I've been the coach here.
"And I say that because I think we understand complementary football. Sometimes, your offense is going to be rolling. Sometimes, you're going to have to ask your defense to stand on their head," Ryan added. "Our coaching staff, everybody understands it's not about winning, it's not about stats, it's about trying to find a way to win, and I think our team understands that."
During Herm Edwards' tenure, the Jets took pride in winning ugly, hanging a poster of Shrek in their meeting room as a nod to their decidedly unsexy style of play. A decade later, it appears Ryan is calling for Shrek to return.
It remains to be seen if that's a workable strategy in a vastly different NFL landscape.