The Rex Ryan Conundrum...
How the hell does Rex Ryan become a "defensive guru" without any type of understanding of how an offense is supposed to work or how to evaluate the offensive talent?
How do you figure out how to scheme for that which you don't understand?
I just don't get it.
My brother is a defensive coordinator for a class A high school (not the big time I know) and I will spend a night or two watching film and helping him break down their upcoming opponent's offense. While watching said film we've actually learned a little bit about offense and what formations, blocking schemes, route combos work against certain defensive looks and what defensive calls give his team the best chance at defending the different offensive looks given down and distance.
I've been doing this for only about 3 years or so and IMHO I've learned enough to actually run an offense and evaluate HS talent. Again I'm not really trying to compare HS with the NFL, but....
Since I can only guess that Rex Ryan has been watching and breaking down offensive film for basically his entire life, how the hell has he not learned what makes an offensive system work and how to evaluate offensive talent?
How the hell does Shonne Greene's performances warrant even ONE more offensive snap? Joe McKnight has proven time and time again he is a true weapon in space why not give him the ball even a paltry 10 snaps a game? Powell has proven he can do more with what our OL is giving than Greene can. There's your one two punch at RB; bench Greene.
While I'm at it, since he's a "defensive guru" how do Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, and Bryan Thomas still have major roles on this defense. Time to get the younger faster guys in the game more. It can't get any worse stopping the run and none of the old guys are burning it up in pass coverage or getting after the QB; Make the change.
In all seriousness, how do you not pick up on how offenses work when you watch them day in and day out for most of your life?