As a followup to our piece “Life with Mikey“, I wanted to talk about coach Ryan a bit tonight. He’s an interesting guy, is he not? I’ll tell you one thing for sure, he certainly stirs the emotions on either side of the pot.
You either love this guy, or hate him, am I right? Does anybody know someone who has indifferent opinions about Rex Ryan? I sure don’t, at least not among football fans.
Even Jets fans debate about this guy. Some love him. Some are getting sick of him. He does say a lot, I won’t give you any argument there. Did his statements last year put added pressure on the team? Maybe. But there is one thing I will tell you for sure. I love Rex. Despite all of the bravado, I love our coach. I have no trouble putting all of my faith in his ability, and firmly believe that he will get us where we all want to be.
First of all, Rex Ryan has come to New York and given the team an identity. You can debate as to whether or not the offense has/needs an identity, but not the team as a whole. The team is going to come after you from the opening whistle to the final gun, and that is the personality of the head coach.