Merry Christmas, Jets fans. Happy holidays to you and all of your friends and families. I wanted to start this morning with some positive thoughts. Later on this morning you will hear my Christmas wish, but to start, let’s have some positivity, what do you say? Despite the debacle that has been the 2012 New York Jets, this team does have a lot of things going for it. They don’t have to start completely from scratch, let’s talk about some of the positives that they can hold on to.
It’s interesting to talk about Rex Ryan these days, as in some ways, he is almost as polarizing as Tim Tebow is. People love this man, or they hate him, and nobody is in between. He’s brash, sometimes too brash for his own good. He’s also loyal, again sometimes too much for his own good. But one thing he is NOT, is the PROBLEM. Take a look at how he has done in his four years as coach of the team: 34 wins, and that is assuming the Jets lose this week. There are quite a few teams in this league that would KILL for 34 wins in the past four years. And that is not to mention making 2 title game appearances in four years. There aren’t many teams that can make THAT boast as well.
Also, don’t discount the fact that Rex Ryan wants to be here, which is hugely important. How many coaches have been through the doors that have been looking to get out of here as fast as possible? Even Bill Parcells, we knew wasn’t here for the long term. He pointed the team in the right direction, and bailed. Don’t forget the Herman Edwards’ exit, where assured the team, and the fans, up and down that he would be back as the head coach but then bolted to the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s another one that wanted out of here. The Jets have had an endless parade of quarterbacks that have either wanted out of here and just stopped here, or that haven’t been very good at all.
Rex Ryan is a talented head coach, who wants to be a part of the Jets for a long time. He needs more time. Don’t wish him out of here gang, he’s a reason to be happy this holiday season.