Ryan's guarantee

December, 30, 2011
12/30/11
5:18
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Jets coach Rex Ryan may be shying away from making the big guarantees, but he has no problem throwing all his weight behind Shonn Greene in Miami on Sunday.

The Jets running back has 999 rushing yards this season.

"Well you know what, I know my guarantees," Ryan said. "I am going to guarantee he goes over 1,000. I am going on record so I can sit back and say 'See I guaranteed you,' so I am definitely making that guarantee."

STRONG, SILENT TYPE: Linebacker David Harris didn't make the Pro Bowl this year, and Ryan and center Nick Mangold both noted how that didn't make sense. Harris wasn't upset, though.

"All I can do is do my job," Harris said. "Not going to help us win this game against a good offense; they’re trying to crush our hopes for the playoffs. Can't spend too much time on it. Players an coaches know who deserve to be there, so congratulations to everybody that's there."

Could part of it be that Harris isn't a real self-promoter?

"That’s not me, so I'm not going to do anything to change that. I'm not going to do dances or anything like that just to get recognition. No, that's not me."

SAFETY PINS: Ryan was asked if, given the lack of depth at safety, the Jets should have kept Dwight Lowery. He said Lowery wouldn't have played much with Brodney Pool, Jim Leonhard and Eric Smith, but Leonhard is out for the year and Smith has a knee injury.

"We have been beat up," Ryan said. "You talk about Jimmy's injury. You have had Eric Smith out there playing and he is not even close to being 100 percent. We haven't really been healthy. We went into the season thinking we had tons of depth there, but like every season your depth gets tested because there are injuries."
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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