Would the Jets (and Jets Fans) Have Fired Bill Cowher in 1999? Or in 2003?
I think that both Ownership and teh Fans both would havefired or wanted fired Cowher in his two 6-10 seasons before he won it all, yes.
Maybe we should soldier through another coupe of years with Ryan, and see.
We've gone the route of change every four->five years. Is there anything to be said for soldiering through a bad downturn, staying with the same guy, as Pittsburgh did, and see if he rises up to the challenge?
I don't disagree Rex has flaws, especially his loyalty to his guys....like Sanchez.
But is it truly impossible that Rex could win, if given a mid-level QB to work with (not, as we have now, the worst QB of the past 4 years), and a quality O-Co?
If ownership hires a competant General Manager, who along with Rex brings in a truly top-tier O-Co (Norv Turner for example) and a legitimate Mid-Tier QB Candidate, is it possible Rex could be a successful Coach again in New York?
Maybe perserverence is a solution the Jets haven't yet tried.
After all, Bill Cowher was a two-time 6-10 Coach after 12 long seasons in Pittsburgh and he wasn't fired. That risk paid off.
Just tossing it out there.