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Rex Ryan on Jets season to date: ‘It’s been a big failure’

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NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiCorey Sipkin/New York Daily News Rex Ryan voices his frustration on Friday after a 27-25 loss to the Patriots drops the Jets to 1-6.

Rex Ryan, just about 12 hours removed from the Jets’ devastating 27-25 loss to the Patriots, succinctly summed up his team’s 2014 campaign to date.

“It’s been a big failure,” Ryan said Friday.

He ain’t lying.

The season began with a plenty of hope and even a win but has now crash landed in mid-October.

“Obviously the season’s not over but you don’t want to be 1-6,” Ryan said.

Except it is all but mathematically over at 1-6. And that probably means it’s over for Ryan, too.

“This is a win business, I understand that,” Ryan said. “There’s no doubt. But this is about the team and it’s always been the team and that’s the priority. My priority’s never been my future.”

The coach was particularly frustrated after Thursday night’s loss, which was within reach.

“I hate losing,” Ryan said. “The reason I’m so angry is I know how much effort that this team puts into it.”

The Jets had a hellish six-week march through a consecutive slew of elite quarterbacks from weeks two through seven. That now also represents the six-game losing streak the team is currently on. Ryan, yet again on Friday, defended his team’s talent level despite the fact that they weren’t able to beat any of the six QBs.

“It has nothing to do with the talent we have,” Ryan said. “It has to do with the talent that we’re up against.”

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