FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — As the question was asked, a hint of a smile played across Rex Ryan’s face. Why, exactly, does he seem to enjoy tweaking the Patriots so darn much?
“I want them to know and they know that I think we’re going to beat them,” the Jets coach said. “I don’t buy into all that other stuff. But I recognize they’re a great football team and [Bill] Belichick’s a great coach. I’ve never once said that he wasn’t. But again, we’re not going to back down or concede anything.