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Rex Ryan relishing underdog role

Updated: September 5, 2012, 9:07 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- In retrospect, Rex Ryan conceded he put too much pressure on his team last season by guaranteeing a Super Bowl. This year, he's taking the opposite approach, relishing the role of underdog.

The New York Jets coach responded Wednesday to preseason publications that predict a third-place finish for his team in the AFC East, admitting the lack of respect is a motivating force.

"Does it drive you a little bit? I'd be lying if I told you it didn't," Ryan ...

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