New York Jets are the laughing stock of the NFL at the moment. They may have more wins than the Oakland Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars, but people expected that, what we didn't expect is the Jets to suck so bad.
Okay, not many people expected New York Jets to be a superstar team that remained unbeaten after five games, especially since they began the season with Geno Smith as their starting quarterback. But to lose four straight games in such a depressing and diabolical manner is what has made fans across the league revel in the Jets' troubles.
The Jets home 24-17 defeat in week four against Detroit Lions resulted in Gang Green fans calling for head coach Rex Ryan to bench Geno Smith and start veteran signal caller Michael Vick.
Fast forward one week, and Vick was QB1 for the second-half at the Chargers as the Jets suffered a devastating 31-0 defeat.
Ryan holds his hands up
But for all their problems at quarterback, Jets' head coach Rex Ryan believes he should take the blame for their current form, which may have already seen them ruled out of the playoff hunt.
"I apologize to our fans -- those that are left. This is on one person and that's it. It's certainly not on the quarterback or one individual. It's on me. [Mike McCoy] really outcoached me. It's a complete ass-whipping and it was me that got his ass kicked. It's on me," Ryan admitted on Sunday after the Jets' embarrassing defeat.
Rex Ryan's reputation has taken a massive hit in the last few years, and these comments from him post-game on Sunday are a stark contrast to the time before the start of the 2011 NFL season when he guaranteed that the Jets would win the Super Bowl.
The Jets actually managed to make the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row prior to Ryan's comments, but that was the height of his confidence in his team as they went on to miss out on the playoffs in 2011.
Rex Ryan and the Jets haven't been back to the playoffs since, and Ryan admits he's not familiar with the spot that the Jets are currently in, which would be staring down the barrel of a gun.
"I'm not familiar with this spot [his first four-game losing streak]. I've never been in this spot. A dark spot? Yeah. We're scratching, clawing, finding anything we can. We're searching for answers, absolutely. At this stage, it seems like too great a challenge, too great a task, when you get beat like that today. But I know it's not."
Sooner or later, the Jets will lose faith in their loudmouth head coach and that will most likely be this season if the Jets don't turn their terrible start to the season around.