Does this explanation from Rex cut it? Dan Leberfeld
Rex Ryan had this to say about his prodiction that his team would go to the Super Bowl in the 2011 season –
“What was I supposed to say?” Ryan said. “[The Jets] had gone to back-to-back championship games. I just wanted to make sure our team knew that, ‘Hey, look, guys, we were so close, we’re going to win this thing this year,’ and I was telling our players that and I was telling the league that. Unfortunately, it never quite worked out that way.”
Perhaps, say nothing.