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Jets Rex Ryan Promises Change, Says He Will Stay 'True To Myself'

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Friday that while he knows some things have to be different for the Jets in 2012 that he would remain "true to myself." Ryan and GM MIke Tannenbaum spoke to the media Friday about the controversy that has swirled around the team since the 2011 season ended and the coaching changes that have already been made.

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"I'm going to be true to myself, period. I'm going to be who I always am," Ryan said. " I'm going to be who I am and I have a great confidence in (myself). I've always been successful."

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Ryan was also critical of players who recently made anonymous comments criticizing quarterback Mark Sanchez, and blamed himself for allowing a culture to develop where that could happen.

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"Saying things and not putting your name on it, that's not being a Jet. So, that's going to change without question," Ryan said. "But, I think my involvement in the football team, I tried to lay back and be maybe more of a head coach than being true to myself. I need to be in the locker room. I need to be around more, be involved more in the day-to-day, like right there in the meeting rooms and everything else, and that's what I plan on doing. I got away from that, thinking that maybe a head coach is supposed to act a little differently and it hurt me. I just need to be myself and stay true to that."

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