Remember when Rex Ryan was “dead coach walking” into the 2013 season? What about now?
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.
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.
Jets coach Rex Ryan was correct in his post-game comments — there’s no apology for winning an ugly game in the NFL. But he also must know that he was oh-so-close to getting run out of town only one game into his final contract year.
Jets owner Woody Johnson won’t try to temper expectations for his team this season. “I’m always optimistic,” he said Wednesday.
Jets fans will now witness the final phase of the coach’s fall from blustery braggart to humbled loser, and now to sacrifice at Idzik’s altar.
Over the next 48 hours, New York Jets general manager John Idzik will have the chance to prove that he was the right hire seven months ago to finally reverse the curse on this franchise.
“You do not put your quarterback in there in that situation, not the guy that is probably going to be your starter, behind a makeshift offensive line in a preseason game,” Namath said. “Come on. There was no rhyme or reasoning to that.”
The many storylines around the Jets have fallen by the wayside as the quarterback battle has gained steam. But one narrative should not be ignored: Rex Ryan vs. John Idzik.
At the beginning of camp, we dissected the offense under new coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Now, we take a look at defense and special teams.
Ryan says Sunday that there’s no controversy surrounding the fact he won’t make the final decision on the Jets’ starting QB.
Former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis seems to be loving his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, much more than Gang Green.
Darrelle Revis is long gone. So is Tim Tebow. And so are several other players from last year’s dismal Jets team. It’s time to start fresh at Camp Cortland.
Fortunately for Jets head coach Rex Ryan, his future at the helm of the team is not necessary tied to whether or not the Jets make the playoffs in 2013.
Jerry Oppenheimer’s “Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty” is set to come out next month, and the New York Post reported a harrowing story that will be featured in the book.