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Rex Ryan says he a Jet all the way and wants to coach them for years to come

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (The Associated Press)

No matter what, Rex Ryan wants to be the New York Jets coach for years to come.

He opened his news conference Friday by denouncing a published report that said he would welcome being fired if owner Woody Johnson doesn't upgrade the offense.

He said: "There's no bigger Jet than me."

He also said the Jets are the "only team I want to coach — period." He hoped to be in the job "for the next 15 years."

With the Jets (6-9) out of the playoffs for the second straight season, Ryan's job status has become tenuous in his fourth year. But Ryan says he was "mad as a hornet" when he read the story, and immediately called Johnson to deny it.

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