Ed Reed may not be the player he once was, but he’s certainly still enough of a player to help the young Jets become men. And he’s here now for one reason and one reason only. Rex Ryan.
Rex Ryan has defied the odds and delivered an unexpected rebound season — as the Jets stand at 5-4.
John Idzik is warming up to Rex Ryan. That is, assuming he was ever cold on him in the first place.
Here’s a stunner: The Jets would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today. Yes, those Jets. The group many thought would struggle to come close to last year’s total of six wins.
Rex Ryan has never sold out. He is who he is and that allure is the main reason why his players always play hard for him. But he has faced one massive obstacle, and, contrary to popular belief, it hasn’t been his mouth.
If the defense can continue to give a solid account of itself, the team will have a chance to improve and Ryan may just put a crimp in Idzik’s offseason plans to hire a new head coach.
For all of us who declared before the season that Gang Green was gangrenous this year, it’s time to munch on our words, and even flash a little gratitude for perhaps the most beleaguered franchise in football.
Due to some vision from team president Neil Glatt and general manager John Idzik, both of whom get where the Jets fan base currently is and where it needs to go, the team is taking steps towards a true homefield advantage and a true sense of community.
The Jets are reportedly leaning toward bringing back head coach Rex Ryan for the 2014 season.
Emerging from Week 6 with a win would validate Ryan’s coaching job this season. It would also validate him as a head coach against one of the best in the game.
The Jets have signed quarterback David Garrard. he 35-year-old signed with the Jets on March 11, but then announced that he was retiring on May 15.
Mount Sanchez erupted back in August. We’re just now feeling the tremors.
The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed “The Sanchize” and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.
When Ryan’s defense stops opponents on a weekly basis, we take it for granted and point to the aspects of coaching that he doesn’t excel at.
There are good things happening right now as Smith is making progress, Powell has some chops as a running back and the defense is playing the way a Ryan defense is supposed to.