Now, fast forward to today. John Izdik is here, he is working with Rex Ryan, and everyone is putting on a happy face.
But look at the philosophy. We all are under the assumption that Rex Ryan is in a “lame-duck” season. It’s hard to imagine that Woody will compel Idzik to keep Rex around for a second season. That will almost definitely be up to John. So, Rex has to show that he is worthy of the job going forward, otherwise he will be out the door.
Rebuilding is absolutely the right way to for the New York Jets. I know that as a fan, I crave a program where we know that our team is a contender every year. I am sure I speak for just about everyone reading this article when I say that.
That being said, rebuilding is not the way a coach is going to show what he has in one season. Giving the coach one more chance, but giving him a roster that is “gutted”, doesn’t seem to me, the way to give him the best chance to keep his job in the years moving ahead. So it makes you wonder, why keep him around if you are not going to give him a chance?
Does rebuilding mean Rex Ryan is out the door in a year? I think that it does.
The coach, by all accounts, has one year to prove his worth to John Idzik, or be out of a job at the end of 2013. We can all agree that if he repeats a 6-10, or gets worse, he will be gone. So, it is in Rex’s best interest to win now. How can he be expected to do that with a roster that basically is “gutted” for the process of rebuilding. It’s right for the Jets, but not for Rex.
My point is that if they are going to rebuild, that’s fine. But this will guarantee that the coach is out the door at the end of the year. Why make him go throught it?
Why not just rebuild with a new coach? Wipe the slate clean. They are probably going to do so anyway in one year.