Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

What Did Rex Ryan Learn This Year?

It has been a tough year for Jets coach Rex Ryan. For the first time in four seasons, the Jets have had multiple games with zero in terms of playoff implications. Obviously, coach Ryan is not used to this. What did he learn about himself as a coach this year?

Well, I guess the big thing, I obviously never expected this type of season. There’s no doubt about that. But I guess, the consistency and all that type of stuff, those are things that you’re always shooting for and the frustrating thing to me is that I think that’s kind of what we’ve been lacking. We haven’t had that consistency. When you look at it on offense, there’s times we do a great job protecting the quarterback, do a great job running the football and then there’s other times when, obviously, the protection issues, especially this last week, I guess you can say it was consistent, but not in a good way. So I think that’s it and just trying to keep everybody focused on what’s in front of them. I know are guys are competing. They’re trying to do their best. But I think that’s kind of been disappointing and it’s certainly not something that I expected, so this is uncharted territory for me.

Hopefully, he will get a chance to apply these lessons in 2013.

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