Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media before the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Video: Rex’s Way


Earlier today, we finished up our list of five reasons to be excited about the New York Jets season upcoming. The final reason we listed, was coach Rex Ryan doing it “his way”. Instead of the coach being hesitant and quiet, we are seeing the brash side of Rex coming back. We talked about how the team takes on the attitude of its head coach. If he is brash and aggressive, the team will play that way.

Tonight, instead of doing a lot of talking, let’s look at some tape. After all, training camp is about to hit full swing. What better way to get in the mood for football, than to watch some football? I can’t think of a better way. So here we go.

I have a tribute to Rex’s way. This video is a tribute to 2009-2010, the years that the Jets did it his way. Let’s remember how good it can be:

Remember? Nice, huh? No matter what happens, Rex is getting it done “his way”. We will see the results soon enough.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Well. Yes 2009 and 2010 were good years to be a Jet fan! Two Championship games, an impressive run game, and a pretty staunch defense. it should be noted that most of the major players were in place on Rex’s arrival. The blitz schemes, the personnel packages, and defensive alignments Rex brought with him had opposing QB’s nervous. The offensive line was in its prime and the Jets had a nice balance of run and pass. Overall these teams were solid and Rex was a hero in NY! Then came a drop off in talent offensively, some poor drafts and some ridiculous contracts. Mr.T and Rex were not getting it done!! Offensive Coordinators adjusted to the “blitz crazy schemes”, they ran more and hit for huge gains when the pressure failed to get there in time. Rex was brash, predicting super bowls and filling the papers with headlines. His teams were faltering, but you’d never have known it from listening to Rex! If I hear him say “We obviously need to clean that up, but we’ll get it right”, one more time I’ll scream!! To give Rex full credit for 2009 and 2010 is misleading at best, yes he had success, but he inherited some good talent, and was basically a defensive coordinator those first two seasons, installing and then calling the Defense. Its the next two seasons we might need to look closer at. Talent levels began to fall, the offense began to falter and Rex began to take on more of a “head coach” position. We saw the results, the players were out of control, the locker room divided, players calling other players out in the press, anonymous quotations filled the media, and Rex went on “talking a good game”. You can blame Mr.T (he was horrendous), you can blame the the OC (not much to work with), you can blame the coaching staff, hell blame the front office if you like (not like Woody is a gem or anything)! Bottom line is the Head Coach is responsible for the ENTIRE team, not just its defense! He hired his offensive coordinators, his coaching staff and had input into personnel as well. Rex has failed as a head coach, he’s basked in the NY media headlines, taken credit for the successes and shrugged off his critics. He’s gone back to “his way”?? Hardly good news for this Jet fan! He’s a fine defensive coordinator, he isn’t a head coach though in my book. The sooner the Jets rid themselves of him. the sooner we will loose the “Circus” moniker the rest of the league has given us! Only time will tell, but its my belief that Idjik hand picks his head coach next season, and Rex goes back to a defensive coordinator position. Just my two cents…but it should have been last season, but it can’t happen soon enough!

    • TheJetPress

      I hear you…..I know you are not a Rex fan sir.

      • Paul Newbold

        Sorry about the rant! Rex has a way of doing that to me! :)

        • TheJetPress

          not to worry paul…..my site is your forum to vent about the team whenever you like

    • Dustin Schrank

      Well He did inherit a good team Without a QB or a NT. There was no expectation for the 09 Jets because the team was soooo good, you know the team without a QB (only the most important position on the entire team) and then despite sanchez turning it over more then he scored (not to mention how many times he turned it over on his own side of the field) he still took us to the playoffs but he didnt stop there did he ooo no not rex he then took us on the road and won 2 strait playoff road games with his amazing team (that had no expectations or QB going into the season) and remember every team in the league wanted to cream us because of Rex mouth, so the next year when everyone was sick of his mouth and knew his defensive sceams what did he do, ooo yea take us to another AFC title game, what an awful coach should have fired him after the first season LOL! Rex helped bring in LT, Chris Jenkins, Braylon Edwards, Bart Scott, and Jason Taylor key pieces in the 09-10 teams. If Farve would’nt have left those years would have been superbowl years, would you still wanted to fire him???? The only year he tried to be more involved in the offense was last year and a miracle worker could’nt have helped Sparano out.