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Ryan backs off comments made about Bolts' coaching job

Here's an idea for the New York Jets: Take notes from Tim Tebow and learn the art of cliché professional jock speak.

We all know that won't happen, especially in the case of Jets coach Rex Ryan, who probably doesn't think there's anything worth saying if there isn't someone there to disseminate it.

Ryan got himself into trouble Wednesday when he said he'd have two Super Bowl rings by now if the Chargers hired him, and not Norv Turner, in 2007.

Ryan quickly called Turner to clarify his statement, though that didn't stop the Chargers coach from getting in a zinger of his own when he wondered if Ryan "had those rings with the ones he's guaranteed the last couple of years."

On Thursday, Ryan addressed his latest case of foot in mouth.

"Obviously, I wished this never would've happened," he said. "It really was unintentional. I don't even know another word to use."

Ryan maintained his intention was to praise the Chargers, both for the way the organization handles its business and for allowing him to interview for the job four years ago. Ryan said San Diego "put him on the map" by considering him.

Ryan then jokingly said his real concern was his relationship with Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

"I do think I'll be able to get my relationship back with Norv," he said. "I think we'll be OK, the one I do worry about is Tannenbaum obviously, because he won't speak to me now."

As for Turner's diss, Ryan called it fair game.

"I think we're even though, because he did get me with a good shot, there's no question," he said. "So I think we're even."

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