Ryan won't change his boisterous ways

Who knew that Rex Ryan subscribed to Shakespeare, as in "To thine own self be true."

Or to Frank Sinatra as in, "I did it my way."

But Ryan says he won't apologize for his loud, boisterous ways or his bravado regarding the New York Jets, even when those tactics don't work.

“When I leave this job, 10 or 15 years from now, I’m going to be true to myself,” Ryan told the New York Daily News. “And you know maybe it’s not the traditional way of doing things or whatever, but for me this is who I am, this is how I believe. I made the statements and like I said before, I’ll stand by everything I said.”

Ryan went out of his way last week to stir the pot with the cross-town rival Giants, but then his Jets went out on Saturday and were pounded, 29-14. In the aftermath, Ryan had cross words with Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. Ryan says he is willing to take the criticism, but that doesn't mean he is about to change the way he operates.

“The day I walked in here, I felt that I didn’t want to be the little brother or whatever,” Ryan said. “That’s who I am. So, do I regret it? No. Did it work out? Nope, it never worked out.

“I’m responsible for that,” Ryan said, “and the Giants were the better team that day without question and I deserve the criticism that I take for it. I definitely deserve it."

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