When Doug Marrone opted out of his deal with the Bills, many thought he instantly became the top candidate. Jets owner Woody Johnson did little to tone down that speculation.
Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.
Rex Ryan is still a hot commodity, despite missing the playoffs for four straight years with the Jets.
He’s an offensive coach. He’s colorful enough, but not so outrageous that he’s going to create a constant media stir. And, oh, yeah, he’s already won the big hardware with Tampa Bay.
If you thought you had a bad Monday, these guys lost their jobs. Personally, I thought Rex deserved another shot.
The former Jets coach will land a job soon enough. But where — and what — remains to be seen.
While Ryan’s coaching decisions and no-holds-barred approach were often criticized, he could never be accused of being boring.
The 2014 Oakland Raiders started out 0-10, but they split their last six games to finish 3-13. This was one game worse than the 2013 squad, which finished 4-12. The Silver & Black haven’t had a winning season since 2002, and they haven’t been to the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl that year. What’s next?
A year of promise turned into a nightmare for Rex Ryan and his New York Jets.
The sidewalk and steps in front of the Jets’ store off Madison Avenue are a rubble-strewn mess, under construction with the promise of a better tomorrow.
The man can still coach, the evidence shows. Sadly, it won’t be here in New York with the Jets. But he will do it somewhere, and he will win if given the proper support and commitment.
Johnson fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik on Monday, one day after completing one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
It appears Jets owner Woody Johnson is ready to go to the ends of the Earth to turn this franchise around after four straight non-playoff seasons.
Rex Ryan was felled by his own hubris. His best characteristics — his confidence, unwillingness to change, and monolithic ear to his own voice and only tuning fork — are what made him overtly unadaptable to progress.
Somebody should thank this man for his service. He deserves it and then some.