Tanny sounded like a desperate criminal holed up in a house with 3 dead hostages, knowing the police are gonna throw in the tear gas and send in the dogs any minute. He's hoping for a way out but knows that the end is coming soon regardless of what he does, it's not going to end well.
As Fatty pressed him and made him know that his hopes of a good season were just about totally dashed and it was highly likely the Jets would utterly collapse, Tanny stuttered, repeated himself, and made assertions that sounded totally weak and are utterly unlikely to come to pass considering the situation.
-One example, when Tanny ALMOST said that the Jets had a shot to run the table and get into the playoffs. He couldn't bring himself to say it.
Tanny, come out with your hands up. It's over.