Tonight on NFL Network at 7 p.m. ET, Michael Irvin sits down with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan for a “Camp Conversations” interview. NFL.com released a one-minute clip of the interview (which you can view HERE), and wouldn’t you know, Bill Belichick is brought up. Irvin stated that if Belichick came up with the game plan that Rex did in the Patriots/Jets playoff game last January, that “…we would be talking about it for 5 months.” He then asks Ryan if he feels that he gets the credit that he deserves for what he does on the field (game-planning). Here’s Rex Ryan’s response:
“I can put my resume, my stats out there with anybody that’s coached in this league. That’s a fact-defensively, that’s fact. But I don’t need any credit. I just wanna win. I want what Bill Belichick’s got. I think Bill Belichick is the best coach in this game. I don’t even think it’s close. But I’m tryin’. I know one thing, and he knows that I’m gonna compete with him every time we play him. You know, if it ever comes down to me versus him, I’m gonna end up on the short end of the stick. But if it’s about us, it’s about our football team versus his football team, that’s where I have even more confidence.”
It should be an interesting interview tonight. One thing Rex Ryan isn’t is boring.