Schottenheimer: I want to stay
During his daily news conference Wednesday, Ryan was asked what his reaction was to the team not being expected to win the championship.
"I wasn't aware of that," Ryan said, "but to me, we should be favorites, so that's fine."
"I mean in the whole tournament," he said. "You know the way that I feel."
"I think we have the best defense, I know we do," Ryan said. "I know we have the best rushing attack. Those are two huge factors in our favor. With a couple of exceptions on our staff, myself probably, I think we have a great coaching staff."
"Shocks me," said Pettine, whom Ryan brought with him from Baltimore. "Like I've said before, that's Rex being Rex."
"I want this football team," Ryan said. "I'm not going to trade our team. If I had a choice to coach any team in this tournament, I would choose this one."
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