Rex Ryan, New York Jets Issue Challenge on Dawn of 2011 NFL Season

Dylan LajoieContributor IIAugust 2, 2011

Rex Ryan's press conferences have drawn numerous fans to despise both him and his team
Rex Ryan's press conferences have drawn numerous fans to despise both him and his teamAl Bello/Getty Images

Rex Ryan has decided the New York Jets need help from the rest of the NFL to beat the New England Patriots.

In a continuation of his infatuation with Bill Belicheck's New England Patriots team, Ryan asked the rest of the league to help his Jets win a tough AFC East division at a press conference on Monday.

"I think we have to find somebody out there to beat New England besides us, and I think that would help," Ryan said. 

Ryan, admitting he needs helping beating the team that has won eight of the last 10 AFC East division championships, went on to ask, "Anybody out there that wants to sign up for it? Are you good enough as a team to beat the New England Patriots?"

Maybe Ryan is starting to realize all the guarantees and outrageous quotes in the world won't get him a division or Super Bowl title.

What Ryan doesn't seem to realize is that his New York Jets are the team that will have to beat the New England Patriots if they want to land on top of the AFC East.

Last year the Patriots demolished the Jets in a 45-3 win at Gillette Stadium in Week 13, going on to win the division with a 14-2 record.

The Jets battled back with a 28-21 victory against New England in the divisional round of the playoffs, though, before losing to to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game.

Ryan hasn't guaranteed a Super Bowl win this season yet.

Not a bad idea to stay quiet after the Patriots added deep threat Chad Ochocinco to a dangerous wide receiver corps that already includes Wes Welker and Deion Branch. The same day the Patriots added troubled, but talented defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth to their squad.

The Jets have made moves of their own, adding receiver Plaxico Burress to their offense—an additional weapon for quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Despite the big pickup, it's probably for the best that Ryan continues to limit the excrement that comes from his mouth. Ryan has made guarantees before and tends not to always back them up after.

For now, maybe it's better if Ryan just relies on the rest of the league to solve his biggest problem—the New England Patriots—for him.