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OT: Jets Ryan has a month, ...

Posted: 11/1/2012 10:15 AM

OT: Jets Ryan has a month, ... 


"Rex Ryan has a month to find his lost team and resurrect the Jets' season.
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If he does not and this season spirals into the kind of ignominious ending last year's did, it is hardly a reach to wonder if the futures for both Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum with the franchise might be in jeopardy.
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Smart money — hopefully smart thinking by Jets owner Woody Johnson, who has a history of making some drastic knee-jerk decisions — is that Ryan remains with the Jets.
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Ryan is a good coach with special qualities, beginning with his player relationships and as a motivator, and we should not forget he did lead the team to AFC title games in his first two years.
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But under his watch, Ryan cannot let what transpired Sunday against the Dolphins — a 30-9 home loss in a game his team needed to win and yet looked lifeless and noncompetitive — become a habit or Johnson could become influenced by his angered fan base and become trigger-happy the way he did four years ago.
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Ryan got this job because of Johnson's sudden decision to fire Eric Mangini after the Jets missed the playoffs in 2008 and his irate fan base wanted Mangini gone."
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Last edited 11/1/2012 10:18 AM by Hunter07

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Posted: 11/1/2012 1:28 PM

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I agree.  I don't see Ryan as being the problem.  He seems to get the most out of what he is given.  Its the GM and owner for making such poor personnel decisions.  A coach can only squeeze so much out of nothing.
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Posted: 11/1/2012 1:43 PM

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Some of Rex's remarks about this year's team being the best he's had, and of course him promises of winning, will factor into it. Those things now make him and the team look foolish, and there are egos at work in the FO.

The big game in those next 4 weeks is when the Patriots come to town on Thanksgiving. A big Pats win on their home field, ruining everyone's holiday in New Jersey, could be the decision-maker. And you know that Brady and BB will want to do just that.

I actually feel bad for Rex. I don't like his style, but there's no doubting that he really cares and really loves the game. If he gets canned, there should be at least half a dozen teams who also fire their HC's at the end of the season, I'm sure he'll get offers.
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