Does Rex believe in his own bluster?

At last, Ryan shows some bravado -- but his tone may have betrayed his woes on O

Updated: August 31, 2012, 8:02 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It was just like old times, Rex Ryan delivering a sound bite Friday: "I think this has a chance to be the best team that I've had since I've been the coach here."

The question is, does he really believe it?

The New York Jets' coach sounded like he was trying to convince himself instead of stating it in a matter-of-fact tone, which is how the vintage Rex would have done it. It didn't come off as believable because of how he prefaced the quote.

"I really ...

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