“I understand what they were going through. You don’t get many opportunities to have a chance to sign Peyton Manning. What a great quarterback he is.”
On Rex Ryan:
“I wanted to play for Coach Ryan ever since I saw ‘Hard Knocks. He just seemed like a coach who loves football and is passionate about the game of football. He’s definitely a players’ coach. I just love that about him. I have so much respect for Coach Ryan. He’s a coach you want to play for, a coach you want to go out there and do good for. … There’s not many NFL locker rooms you’re going to go where you have the cleanest language, so I’m not too worried about that.”
On Mark Sanchez:
“Mark called me and left a voicemail. I was searching through all my voicemails and I heard his and I called him back. We talked, got a chance to catch up a little bit. It was a great conversation. We’ve been blessed to get to know each other the last three years. I think we’re both extremely competitive. I think we’ll be able to push each other to get a lot better. I think we’ll have a great working relationship, and we’ve had a great relationship off the field. He’s such a classy guy. I’ll be very honored to call him my teammate.”
On his new situation:
“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me to develop. I think the scheme we’ll be playing in is a great scheme to play under and improve every day. My goal is just to be the best player, the best quarterback, the best teammate I can be and improve every single day and earn everything I get by working hard and find a way to help the team in whatever role that is.”
I believe this is the year we’re going to win. I guarantee we’ll win (Super Bowl) this year… I’m trying to win a championship. I’m always going to say the same thing. I believe we can be champs. Why wouldn’t I believe it? Somebody tell me why I shouldn’t believe that we deserve to be champions.
Rex Ryan, Head Coach of the Jets, in 2011. I don’t mind the bravado, but the way the Miami game unfolded, he needs to be accountable for much of what happened. Saying he didn’t know why Holmes was on sideline is not a good start. The Jets playmaker got yanked for disrupting huddle & then sat on bench, sulking. Ryan can’t be pleased one of his captains quit.