Woody Johnson says Rex Ryan will be evaluated after season

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At a time when it seems as if persons other than Jets coach Rex Ryan are responsible for quarterback Geno Smith remaining the starter, Ryan remains the guy who’ll ultimately be responsible for the performance of the team, regardless of who the quarterback is.

Johnson explained during a press conference with reporters that Ryan’s status will be determined after the current season.  But Johnson hinted that Rex’s future doesn’t hinge on a playoff berth.

We don’t look at it that way,” Johnson said regarding a playoff-or-bust mandate, via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com.  “We’re looking to build a team both on the field and through our coaches that we feel is the best we can get. And so we make those decisions at the end of the season, when we evaluate everything.”

Asked whether Rex could return even if the streak of non-playoff appearances runs to four, Johnson reiterated that those decisions will be made at the appropriate time.

“Those are the kinds of decisions that we make at the end of the season,” Johnson said. “And we’ll evaluate everybody and see what the best plan is going forward.”

As to Smith, Johnson’s evaluation is strong.

“I have a lot of confidence in Geno,” Johnson said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.  “I think Geno can be a franchise quarterback.”

The one caveat?  Johnson believes Smith’s use of an “F” bomb — twice — toward the stands on Sunday was “unacceptable.”  The league likely agrees, via the fine letter that undoubtedly was sent to Smith this week.

41 responses to “Woody Johnson says Rex Ryan will be evaluated after season

  1. Give the man some offensive players if you want him to win. Otherwise you should just thank his defense for putting what wins on the board they do have these past years.

  2. I’m a patriot’s fan, Rex is a great defensive coordinator, but a terrible head coach. He needs to shut up and put up. Idzik is actually smart, not going on in cap wise and waiting to spend smart next year. He’s waiting until Rex gets fired so he can put his own coach and system in and find the players that fit that scheme best. That being said, Geno Smith is not the future, kid couldn’t make a smart throw if his life depended on it.

  3. Rex is being setup as the scapegoat. Isdik drafted Geno not Rex. So Geno has to stay in and blame his performance on bad coaching not bad drafting. Don’t you think Vick would be in there if it was Rex’s call.

  4. Rex and the Jets deserve everything they get in misleading a player to come play for their sideshow when there was ZERO chance of starting.

  5. How to evaluate a head coach in 1 step.

    1. Saying you’re going to evaluate him 4 games into the season. Then, start evaluating candidates as his successor.

  6. 6 seasons of the same QB problems. fumbles, ints, miscommunication, completion % under 60, passing rating under 80, and unable to throw down field.

    Its a Rex problem.

  7. Rex won the last game of last season beating the Dolphins in Miami and Woody was so excited by the victory rhetoric that he told Rex that he remains the coach and re-upped his contract (Johnson and Johnson guarantee it).
    Woody has great knowledge of baby shampoo, baby powder and baby oil.

  8. ” “I have a lot of confidence in Geno,” Johnson said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “I think Geno can be a franchise quarterback.” ”

    Jets fans – you’re screwed; and as a Saints fan of forty+years, you have my empathy…

  9. Far from a Jet’s fan, but seems to me that Idzik isn’t waiting for Rex to get fired, that he may actually be the cause of it, and wants it. Seems he hamstrung the team this year, they have the money, and a good defense…why didn’t they get a few more pieces, there were some good players available. They aren’t half bad, even with whom they have now. This way, if they don’t make the playoffs, Idzik can point fingers and then attempt to get his own guy in there.

  10. Reminds me of the Bears at the end of Lovie’s tenure. Some success, a few great defenses, but ultimately just can’t get the offense right. Hint to Jets fans, Lovie is doing the same thing with the Bucs O now so some coaches just don’t get it

  11. smalltownqb says:
    Oct 2, 2014 1:53 PM
    Give the man some offensive players if you want him to win. Otherwise you should just thank his defense for putting what wins on the board they do have these past years.
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    So giving Rexy Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Eric Decker, Michael Vick and drafting Amaro wasn’t giving Rex some offensive players? Or is it that Rex is simply a D coordinator and nothing else?

  12. If your evaluating your head coach 4 games into the season, that tells me, unless they make a drastic improvement, he is probably gone 15 mins after the last game of the year.

  13. so under Rex’s tenure, they traded up for the Sanchize, used a 2nd round pick on Geno, has hired terrible OC’s in Shottey Jr, Sparano and Marty. At least Rex is a good carnival barker and can sell those PSL’s for Woody.

  14. Rex came out in his press conference today and mocked Bill Belichick. This is why the Jets are the Jets. The HC of the NYJ apparently has ESPN on in his office so he can keep up with the latest gossip. The NYJ obsession with all things New England knows no bounds. Why would you mock a guy who every time you glance up the ladder of success, you are staring at his backside?

  15. omegalh says:
    Oct 2, 2014 2:15 PM
    6 seasons of the same QB problems. fumbles, ints, miscommunication, completion % under 60, passing rating under 80, and unable to throw down field.

    This says theres a QB and receiver problem. Not that Rex is the problem. He hasn’t had a serviceable qb since he arrived. Sanchez and Geno are both novices that were/are learning and cant produce under the pressure of NY fan base and media.

    Sure he was given a few weapons this off season, johnson, decker and amaro. But if you’ve been watching, the small improvement in offense that has occurred is because of their product. Ivory was solid all along and is under utilized.

    It’s simply not enough. Rex does well with what he has, especially on D. Idzik is setting him up for failure.

  16. Face it Jet fans, the only reason you guys went to the conf championship games yrs ago was Rex was playing with mostly Mangini’s players. How have the jets done since rex put his fingerprint on the roster?

  17. this guy has toned down big time. i remembered when he was first hired. all these tall talks were happening. none of which has been accomplished…

  18. Speaking as a Dolphin fan of 45 years; there is no other team I hate more than the jets and that includes Pats and the Bills. I would rather bang my head against a brick wall for 3 hours than watch the Jets win a game.

    And with that said I hope the fire Rex Ryan.

    That statement should be very telling. As much as I dislike the foot-loving voyeur he is not the reason the Jets are losing and once he is gone they can go back to being the Jets.

    In their ENTIRE history they have had 3 coaches that won more than .500
    Parcells
    Groh
    Ryan

    With a record of 374-442 they would have to have 4 consecutive perfect seasons to break even and I really do hope they fire Rex, with the teams luck it will be another 10 years before they find a coach that will coach them to another winning record.

  19. ebr362 says: Oct 2, 2014 3:01 PM

    So giving Rexy Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Eric Decker, Michael Vick and drafting Amaro wasn’t giving Rex some offensive players? Or is it that Rex is simply a D coordinator and nothing else?
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    CJ has been far from spectacular, Decker can’t stay healthy and isn’t a true #1 WR, Amaro is a rookie learning a totally new offense, and Vick is sitting on the bench because that’s what the owner wants. So no Idzik hasn’t done Rex any favors. Ivory has been beast tho

  20. In he words of Aaron Rogers “RELAX”. Building a good team takes time. Changing quarterbacks is premature. Rex may not be the greatest head coach out there, but what are the other options at this point? Let’s not get hot headed until the end of the season.

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