Under the Circumstances, Finding an OC Right Now is the Right Move

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Jan 8, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan reviews the 2012 season and address changes for 2013 at the New York Jets Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

For all intents and purposes, Rex Ryan has been given the key to the city here. He has been given the power of being the coach going forward, and taking part in picking the general manager. Woody answered the question about whether or not Rex would be involved in the selection process with a “yes”. Not only is the general manager required to keep Rex, Rex will be taking part in their selection. Think about that for a minute. Rex will have a hand in choosing his boss. Wouldn’t we all like that? It would be nice.

That being said, Rex has holes on his own staff to fill, with the offensive coordinator being the biggest example. The coordinators and coaches are actually staff members that report to Rex. Remember that, and consider this: If Rex is being given power to help choose his boss, why wouldn’t he be given power to choose his own staff? It actually makes no sense. If he is part of the general manager process, but has to wait to pick his own staff, you are sending a mixed message. The message was that “Rex is our guy”. How does Woody go with that message, if he doesn’t let him begin his search for an offensive coordinator? Forgetting the fact that if they wait too long some candidates they like might be gone.

So here is your analogy. The answer of Rex getting all the power is wrong. But, showing your work, by letting Rex go pick an offensive coordinator is absolutely the right move. Not only is it right, it makes complete sense with the message being sent out. See? With the right work, they get the wrong answer, just like when we were kids.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    I was pretty sure that Rex Ryan would get fired; the loyalty to his players is to a fault, the learning curve he has been afforded to become a competent head coach has been larger than any head coach I know of, and he even went against Woody when he played Sanchez and didn’t suit up McElroy with the season on the line. But even with his tremendous down side, I thought keeping Rex was a good move. When most of the coaches are leaving along with the general manager, Rex is definitely needed especially with his defensive mind. But for the life of me I can’t understand how the Jets are to be successful with Rex as the head coach and part GM, which is in essence what Woody has somehow been bamboozled into doing. It all makes sense why the top GM candidates are not taking our job, because they know a circus when they see it. I would not be surprised if we got all of Miami’s rejects, people with losing track records need the work. And until Woody wakes up or sells, our Jetsies are just the team to give it to them. But I’ll say it again, it doesn’t cost me anything to wait and watch at home…the beer is much cheeper anyway.

    • $41324269

      All fair points John. If you are a regular reader here, you know I don’t have a lot of faith in this scenario, although I like Rex a lot. You are right, absolutely, stay home. If more fans did that Woody would begin to notice.