All winter, spring and summer long, the world listened as Rex Ryan's Jets claimed to be the best team in the land. Six weeks into the season, those statements carry a little more weight.
With the Jets sitting atop the AFC East with a 5-1 record and division wins over the Patriots, Dolphins and Bills, they can claim to be the best team in their division. With the league's best record, Ryan is taking it a step further.
"Absolutely, it's hard not to say we're not the best team in the league," Ryan said in a conference call on Monday. "We're certainly at that level right now. The record says we're the best team in the league, but I think we can really improve in all aspects."
It's the type of brazen braggadocio that got Ryan his reputation of being a loudmouth, but his words in this case are almost undeniably true.
Whether it's a good idea to make such claims just six weeks into a season is another story.
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