New York Jets start to the season will cost head coach Rex Ryan his job sooner rather than later, this is according to an NFL source that spoke to the New York Daily News this week.
The Jets and Rex Ryan are certainly in a tough spot right now. Ryan admitted at the weekend that four straight defeats for Gang Green has put the former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator in a situation he has never been in before, with his back well and truly against the wall.
End of an era
Ryan has revealed he will be taking a long hard look at himself during the next week as the Jets try to rebound after four devastating defeats. It doesn't look like it will get any better for the Jets as they face up against the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning in week six, and an NFL source explained things will be getting a lot worse for Rex Ryan down the line also.
“Rex is done. It’s over. It’s dysfunctional the way the Jets did it by retaining the head coach after hiring a new general manager,” an NFL source told New York Daily News.
“It’s not going to work. In their situation, Idzik was not the right guy for Rex, who needs to win now. Idzik is going to be patient. Unfortunately, that was Rex’s demise. As much as Rex enjoys being the head coach of the Jets, he needs a change of scenery. He’s more mature now as a head coach. I like him better now than I’ve ever liked him.”
Ryan may have his critics, but the Jets have always been strong on defense. Back to back trips to the AFC Championship Game in 2010 and 2011 showed that Ryan had promise as a coach and the Jets as a franchise, but the patience of Gang Green's fans has worn thin with three consecutive seasons of missing out on the playoffs following Ryan's initial early success.
The biggest criticism that you can fire Rex's way is that he has failed to develop a solid NFL quarterback. Mark Sanchez was his initial project but interceptions and fumbles cost him his job, and Geno Smith's career seems to be going down a similar path.
It seems the sooner the Jets part ways with Ryan the better off they will be.