Jets could delay decision on Rex, who isn’t happy about that

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The Jets keep on doing Jets things.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Jets may not fire coach Rex Ryan until a new G.M. is hired.  Owner Woody Johnson, per Mort, wants the G.M. to make a decision on Ryan.

According to Dom Cosentino of NJ.com, Rex Ryan isn’t happy about that.

Rex is livid right now,” a person with knowledge of Ryan’s thinking told Cosentino.  “He hasn’t talked to Woody yet, but he wants to talk to him and say, ‘Fire me [bleeping] today.  Fire me whenever.  I’m not going to hang around and miss out on [another job opportunity].'”

This assumes that Rex will have another job opportunity.  Perhaps he will; a guy like Rex would make plenty of sense for a team like the Bears, Falcons, Raiders, each of who have a quarterback but who each need the kind of defensive enema Rex would provide.

51 responses to “Jets could delay decision on Rex, who isn’t happy about that

  1. He might not have anyone wanting to give him another shot at HC but there’ll be 5+ teams that’ll want him as DC

  2. As others have said, he may not get a HC offer right now but I’m pretty sure there will be a number of teams asking him to be a DC.

  3. How exactly does an owner like Woody make terrible decision after terrible decision and still manage to make enough money to buy a team? Oh, yeah he inherited it. Talk about failing up. As long as this idiot is in charge, the Jets will ALWAYS be the same ‘ole Jets.

  4. I dont understand why people think Rex Ryan is a joke as a head coach. He went to the AFC championship twice and still today makes a game out of New England each time they play no matter what his roster looks like. If my team didn’t have a head coach I would want Rex to take the team over.

    Remember, Pete Carroll once coached the Patriots, Belichick coached the Browns, and Tom Coughlin coached the Jags. All of which weren’t much better than Rex. If a coach goes to, or wins the super bowl in their first NFL gig then they are pretty special (Jim Harbaugh).

  5. Ryan has 2 yrs left on his contract. Maybe they’re just trying to get him to quit so they don’t have to pay him. Or, if there’s some sort of offset, not have to pay the diff with DC pay.

  6. It was reported that Rex Ryan had final say on all personnel decisions and was in every meeting for the draft and free agency according to Woody, never spoke up if he disagreed.

    Not only did Rex agree on passing on Revis, not upping DRC’s contract offer, he also passed on all the other CB’s. This was all on him due to Idzik’s lack of personnel experience. Get this guy out of here please, let the Falcons and Raiders take him so he can ruin their offense and let countless players walk while they sign “Rex guys” (Who are always average or mediocre”

  7. I’m no fan of the Jets but consider that Ryan led them to two AFC Championship games and beat New England in their house and did it with a below average QB and one has to believe that he’ll find another head coach job very soon.

    If a team that at least has a promising QB if not a strong QB lands Rex, he could put them over the top.

  8. maybe they would like to keep him but find a better gm…

    he’s not a bad HC. may bit be Lombardi or Landry or Noll or Gibbs, but he’s not a bad HC.

    or he could simply resign.

  9. Rex just needs to be a DC.
    Some/many folks are just better at being coordinators.

    Meanwhile….the JETS just keep doing what the JETS do….primarily tripping over themselves and consistently getting in their own way.

  10. He absolutely is getting HC offers if/when let go. He has been a great company man, and the only reason our squad is talked about. Never complained the GM screwed the team. Never threw the GM under the bus when that clown clearly was the person who demanded Sanchez play with 3rd stringers in pre season 2013. Rex always took the heat for the gm, owner, players.Woody owes him the chance at getting a new gig if that chance arises. Best of luck Rex. You will be missed!

  11. Or how about the fact that Rex had this team go 8-8 last year which surprised all of us because lets be honest this is what they’re record actually should of been.

  12. “team like the Bears, Falcons, Raiders, each of who have a quarterback”
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    1 of those teams is unlike the other.

    I actually had to re-read that sentence to make sure it said the Bears have a Quarterback. lol Didn’t know getting benched for Jimmy Clausen was a franchise QB thing to do.

  13. The problem with the Jets is not Rex. The problem with the Jets is the owner is incompetent and can’t implement effective management. Woody is his own biggest problem.

  14. He’s a good DC…….but he’s just not head coach material……He’s sloppy…..he doesn’t do the things head coaches need to do to win….just listen to him speak.

    Rex also is one of those guys who needs to be loved…..he can be a great DC and the most popular coach on the staff…..

    I’d think he’d welcome that….

  15. Dear Rex,

    You opportunities will be limited to teams that CONTINUALLY make awful decisions. No team that makes good decisions will want anything to do with you.

    Logic

  16. The Bears could do a lot worse than Rex. I suspect he will have a head coaching job next year or the year after if he takes a year off.

    He is going to be one of the best candidates out there, especially with Harbaugh apparently going back to college.

  17. backindasaddle says: Dec 28, 2014 2:11 PM

    The problem with the Jets is not Rex. The problem with the Jets is the owner is incompetent and can’t implement effective management. Woody is his own biggest problem.

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    And this is the key point. Rex is probably the best HC the Jets have had since Parcells. Yet they never won a Super Bowl with either coach.

    At some point people need to stop looking at coaches and look higher up the food chain. The organization as a whole is dysfunctional because the owner does everything backwards.

    As far as pointing out Rex’s offensive failures, he’s a defensive minded head coach. When you have a defensive minded head coach, you need a strong offensive coordinator.

    There’s a reason why Peyton basically laughed at the Jets when they showed interest. I don’t think even the top 5 QB’s in the league would make the Jets a serious contender. They’re just a very poorly run organization and that is not on any individual player or coach.

  18. My God, Woody. Cut him loose or commit to him for 2015 now. Don’t leave the poor dude dangling.

  19. ‘ryann252013 says: Dec 28, 2014 1:43 PM

    It was reported that Rex Ryan had final say on all personnel decisions and was in every meeting for the draft and free agency according to Woody, never spoke up if he disagreed.

    Not only did Rex agree on passing on Revis, not upping DRC’s contract offer, he also passed on all the other CB’s. This was all on him due to Idzik’s lack of personnel experience. Get this guy out of here please, let the Falcons and Raiders take him so he can ruin their offense and let countless players walk while they sign “Rex guys” (Who are always average or mediocre”’

    This isn’t remotely close to the truth.

  20. Just like his Pop’s Buddy….great Defensive mind. I remember his dad punching a fellow Houston Oiler coach
    (OC) cause they weren’t making enough plays to give his defense enough time to rest…. Fire in his eyes…

  21. Sorry to all those that keep taking Rex as a joke because he’s not. The real jokes have been the Jets GMs. Under Rex the Jets never had a very good offense. Is it Rex’s fault that the GM signed Mark Sanchez to a big contract extension even after it was in doubt that he deserved it?

    The offensive talent is amongst the absolute worse in the league is that Rex’s fault? The whole Tim Tebow fiasco……was it Rex that pushed the team to sign him?

    All I know is if Rex can take his team to AFC championship games with an at best average talent like Sanchez at QB he can coach. Even this season when he was essentially forced to start Gino at QB Rex his team barely loss against a decent dolphins team 16-13.

  22. xsorethumbx says:
    Dec 28, 2014 2:35 PM
    Can any Rex supporters point out one offensive player that rex developed during his years as head coach ? Just one I can’t
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    Stop it. Can you point to me any offensive talent the Jets GM brought in to help the team. Let me put it this way…..how many of those players that Rex couldn’t develop went on to find great success on other teams? Even Sanchez who everyone claimed would look great in Philly’s high powered offense has rgressed back to the mean. Stephen Hill who was a top draft pick that was cut by the Jets….were is he now? Is he burning up the league? Maybe…just maybe the problem isn’t Rex’s development of said players….maybe those players just were not talented enough to succeed regardless of who was coaching them.

  23. How many of you that are saying Rex is a good HC actually watch Jet games?
    As a long time Jet fan who watches every game I can confidently say Rex is an average head coach at best.
    The Jets are undisciplined (look at all the 12 men on the field penalties today) and they lack execution. They continue to blow timeouts for stupid reasons.
    Rex also doesn’t know how to develop young players. He just throws guys in there to the detriment of the team (dee Miliner, Calvin Pryor, etc…).
    I just heard the announcers say how the locker room was so united even in a 3-12 season. How they love playing for Rex even under these circumstances. You have to be kidding me. If I was the owner of a team hearing that alone would make me want to fire a coach. It’s almost as if the team is okay with losing.

  24. Rex doesn’t seem to have much problem handling the Phins today. The Phins will continue to stagnate at this level as long as they’ve got Philbin and Tannehill.

  25. Remember when Al Davis wanted him for DC but was blocked by the Ravens, so they settled for Rob? I’m no Rex fan by any means, but he could be the dark horse to land in Oakland if we can’t get Jim.

  26. ryann252013 says: Dec 28, 2014 1:43 PM

    It was reported that Rex Ryan had final say on all personnel decisions and was in every meeting for the draft and free agency according to Woody, never spoke up if he disagreed.

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    Well if Woody stated it, then obviously it is completely true and accurate. /sarcasm

    Woody is the problem, I wouldn’t take anything he says seriously. He couldn’t even find a proper GM despite hiring a consulting firm. The firm did a good job in finding a GM, but he chose the Jags over the Jets.

    Think about that, the GM thought he had a better chance of success with the Jags than with the Jets. You want to know why? Because from all indications, Khan is a good owner.

    But hey, I’m sure the Jags appreciate the Jets spending the money to find the GM for them.

  27. Remember, Pete Carroll once coached the Patriots, Belichick coached the Browns, and Tom Coughlin coached the Jags. All of which weren’t much better than Rex. If a coach goes to, or wins the super bowl in their first NFL gig then they are pretty special (Jim Harbaugh).

    ================

    Coughlin took the Jags to the AFC Title game in their second season in existence.

  28. Rex should not be fired… And if he gets fired I would love for him to replace Philbin. Allow him to build the D and let the GM select the players etc. Philbin has no control of the Fins and he needs to go. Keep Lazor and fire the rest of them. And Wallace was benched for the entire second half for being a crybaby. If you can’t control your players you’ve gotta go. Great win for the Jets and this coming from a die hard Fins fan.

  29. xsorethumbx says:
    Dec 28, 2014 2:35 PM
    Can any Rex supporters point out one offensive player that rex developed during his years as head coach ? Just one I can’t

    Well there was Danny Woodhead. But he developed him for the Pats.

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