"I was given some gifts and obviously a lot less in other areas, but I can coach football and I know that," Ryan said . "But, it's more based on the people that I'm around and the people that I know. I think that gives me the belief that one day, I'm going to win that thing. That's how I feel."
The Jets (3-12) end the season at Miami Sunday, and Ryan is expected to be fired the next day. But he isn't going out without a fight.
"I can't look past Sunday," said Ryan, who took the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. "I think I'll win Sunday, that's how I think. But, eventually, when it is, I just see myself winning it as a head coach. I definitely see it. If that happens, I guess we'll find out down the road."
"I haven't changed a bit. People are like, 'You're crazy, you've won three games.' Yeah, that's right, I won three games. But that's one year. Sure, it hasn't gone well, but I'm sure of myself."
Ryan isn't sure if he'll have an opportunity to meet with owner Woody Johnson after Sunday's game and make his case to stay on the job.
"We'll see what happens," Ryan said. "I know it's a broken record, but it's really just about the job that I have right in front of me. I want to be great, I want our team to be great. I want our team to be focused and myself to be focused on the job at hand, and that's what I plan on doing. Whatever happens after that will happen after that."