New York Jets: Farewell, Rex Ryan


It is fair to assume that Ryan will be coaching his last two games as coach of the Jets

It is no forgone conclusion that New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is going to be fired.

While many fans and people around the league think Ryan is coaching his last two games as coach of the Jets, this is not a certainty. But with that said, I would be stunned if he is coaching the team in 2015. The man who came to the Jets in 2009 saying the Jets will win the Super Bowl will most likely be leaving NY without accomplishing his goal, but that is not to say that Ryan’s tenure as coach has been a failure.

When it comes to time for Rex Ryan to speak, there is never a dull moment. As soon as he enters the room, he demands attention. Think back to when the Jets were on Hard Knocks in 2011. Everyone remembers his powerful speech ripping into his team prior to a preseason game where he finished off by saying ” Lets go eat a G** D*** snack) . That is why Jets fans love Rex Ryan, for his carefree attitude, as well as his never-ending confidence.

While the last few seasons have not gone the way Rex, or fans have wanted, there is no denying the fun everyone had when the team made runs at the Super Bowl in 2009 and 2010. While many players contributed to the back to back AFC Championship game appearances, Rex was a huge reason why the team was so successful. Rex has many flaws as a coach, but there is no denying his brilliant defensive mind. Throughout his coaching career, Rex has always been able to confuse opposing offenses, especially rookie quarterbacks.

Dec 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks off the field after losing to the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Jets 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Unfortunately for Rex, the last few seasons have been a major disappointment. His team has not made the playoffs since 2010, and his team has been called a ” circus” at times over the past few seasons. Last season, Ryan was on the hot seat, but managed to keep his job after the Jets finished with a respectable record of 8-8. This season however, has been a nightmare. Ryan’s team is 3-11 heading into the final two games of the season against two division rivals, the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins. Even if the Jets win both and finish 5-11, that is still a very disappointing season.

When it comes to Rex Ryan he has many flaws as a coach. Depending on who you ask, they make give you a different answer, but there is no denying Ryan is far from a perfect coach. Some consider him too loyal to veteran players, some say he has no clue about the offensive part of the game, some say he does not know how to manage the clock, and some say he just talks too much.

Unless the Jets shock everyone and retain Ryan, it seems as if his flaws as a coach have become just too much to handle. I have always said, I will miss Rex Ryan the person, but it remains to be seen if I will miss Rex Ryan the coach.