Gang Green will watch the playoffs on television for the third straight year, but head coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014. And that’s a good thing.
Jets owner Woody Johnson made a good decision. That’s saying a lot for an organization that has made way too few of those over the years.
Following the Jets’ 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Jets owner Woody Johnson announced that head coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014.
According to an NFL executive, the Jets will likely opt to bring back Rex Ryan. Neither general manager John Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson have commented on the head coach’s job security.
Rex Ryan won’t take satisfaction if the Jets eliminate the Dolphins. “If you’re not in it, it really doesn’t matter,” Ryan said. “The fact that you’re not in it is painful enough. You’re not going to derive pleasure from knocking someone out.”
If Rex Ryan knows what his future holds with the New York Jets, he’s not letting on. Ryan was loose and playful after the Jets’ final full practice Friday, appearing anything but a coach on the hot seat.
Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.
As far as Joe Klecko is concerned, it’s not really about whether Rex Ryan deserves to come back next season. It’s more a matter of the Jets deciding if they want to get with the 21st-century NFL.
Neither Johnson nor Idzik has commented, and that has led to debates, discussions and arguments whether Ryan deserves to be back. Ryan also declined to comment on whether the owner or GM has spoken to him about his future.
Jets fans are being bombarded right now with a million stories about Rex Ryan’s future. All I’m going to say is be careful about which ones you take to heart.
We will learn in the coming days whether Rex Ryan remains the head coach of the New York Jets. And if he does not, we will know that Ryan never had a chance.
The Jets’ players seem to have just one wish this holiday season: bring head coach Rex Ryan back!
Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Jets could be in its final weeks. Keep Rex or Fire Rex? Well, that depends on who you ask.
What comes with being the head coach of the Jets can be unfair at times, but at the end of the day the NFL is a results-oriented business. Rex Ryan might be beyond saving, even with that one ace in the hole he’s always carried around.
All teams look like they tank when they get torched. But the Jets never quit. They can play dumb, but they never play dead. And that is a tribute to Rex Ryan, who still hasn’t lost his team.