And you saw those communication skills during Ryan's introductory press conference. There was no hemming and hawing and tap dancing.
"We have a philosophy – keep it likable and learnable," said Ryan. "We will make mistake full speed. We will be aggressive on offense, defense and special teams."
He's clearly not lacking confidence.
"I'm not a one-hit wonder," said Ryan. "I've been successful at all stops along the way. It gets done on all levels. I think there is some consistency there. You've got that right guy."
And he's not going to play favorites. When asked when he will call Brett Favre to talk about the quarterback's future, his response was telling.
"I plan on talking to all our players - I will knock off four or five a day, and when it gets to the F's, I will talk to Favre," said Ryan.
And when he gets to the G's, one meeting might take a little longer than the rest, and that would be the meeting with linebacker Vernon Gholston. The Jets hope that Ryan can make Gholston a better player.
"When Vernon came out – he blows the combine charts up – running and jumping," said Ryan. "He was very productive in college. I don't think he has scratched the surface. He is going to have to give a heck of an effort and humble himself."
One part of the defense Ryan already loves is the fact that he has a shutdown corner in place in Darrelle Revis.
"To me, we have the best corner in football," said Ryan.
And Revis and his mates are going to playing a more physical brand of football than in the past.
"We want to be known as the most physical team in the NFL," said Ryan. "If you take a swipe at one of our's, we will take a swipe at two of your's."
The Jets two best assistant coaches have already agreed to stay on Ryan's staff- offensive line coach Bill Callahan and special team's coordinator Mike Westhoff.
"My coaches don't work for me, they work with me," said Ryan.
And based on the impression he gave during his first press conference as Jets coach, he's going to be a lot of fun to work and play for.