It’s been a messy week for Gang Green. Quarterback Geno Smith and tight end Kellen Winslow are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Brady played the underdog card on Monday but hasn’t harped on it, at least not publicly. “When you play against one of the best teams in the league, you realize there’s very little margin of error,” he said.
Rex Ryan went from the hot seat to some job security. Well, at least through the next two seasons. “I’m glad to be a Jet. I’m happy to be a Jet. That’s never changed,” the coach said Thursday.
Sack that “lame duck” label! The New York Jets and head coach Rex Ryan have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
While it remains to be seen if Rex Ryan will get his contract extension, which may very well hinge on him changing some of staff to placate general manager John Idzik, the Jets now have to hire at least one new coach.
Now we know why the Jets hired John Idzik as GM a year ago. He’s a get-along guy. He wants to get along with owner Woody Johnson, and he wants to have a comfortable working relationship with Rex Ryan.
“We will always look to improve every position in any manner we can and that doesn’t change going into 2014,” John Idzik said. “We’ll look at quarterbacks. Yes, we’ll look at quarterbacks.”
Wednesday is as good a day as any to lay out five real truths concerning our two football teams. No phony resolutions, but real things that have happened or need to be done in order to avoid a repeat of a sad, unproductive 2013.
Ryan is “comfortable” with his current contract, although the New York Jets’ coach and general manager John Idzik would not address questions about whether an extension is in the works.
Rex Ryan may get an extension from the New York Jets. But it won’t be of the long-term variety, according to Ian Rapoport and Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network.
The mystery of what exactly happened to Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring was one of many odd places sports wandered into this year…
Gang Green finished the season 8-8. With some additions can New York contend in 2014?
This is now three consecutive years without a chance to get the trophy that he guaranteed us. That’s three strikes, which usually gets a coach fired. But Ryan is an unusual man.
For all the hoopla that’s followed Rex Ryan around, a lot has not been made of John Idzik and the serious task facing this largely unknown general manager going forward.
The postgame cheer from inside the Jets’ locker room could be heard in the stadium hallways. The reason for the roar: New York was keeping its coach.