He made the switch but didn't have a backup in place other than Tim Tebow who Sparano did not want.
What he stated was a FACT. 22 year old or 32 year old doesn't matter in the NFL. It's called PERFORM because you never know when you'll get another chance. You have to make the most of your opportunities. Sanchez was given multiple opportunities, for which he f*cked up each and every time.
And even if you want to go that route, arguing that REX is to blame for your perceived lack of talent on offense, hanging Sanchez out to dry, you'd be wrong anyway. MIKE TANNENBAUM gathers the talent for the team. Rex Ryan COACHES the talent. You're twisting things here. Tell the truth.
THEN, after two years of being coddled, Rex Ryan decided it was time for him to take the training wheels off Sanchez. It was time for him to MAN UP. You've been given EVERYTHING a QB could ever want or need for the last two seasons. NOW it is time for you to do MORE with LESS.
Well, Sanchez responded by STILL being the same sh*t player he's always been all the while RAISING his turnover numbers.
Rex Ryan handled the Sanchez situation PERFECTLY. If you have a child and you are capable of giving him everything he/she could ever want, you would do so. So would I. But, you would want that child to show some RESPONSIBILITY in return. We are never given anything (including children and SANCHEZ) for free. There's always an expectation after you are given everything. That's called LIFE. Sanchez failed at it ANY expectation he's ever been given.
The defense was has been top ten for the last 4 years running. It was number 1 overall in 2009 and number 4 overall in 2010. Those are superlative numbers. The defense actually made Sanchez look a LOT better than he actually was over the last 4 seasons.
And since when did 10 things become the expectation of a good HC? Where do you come up with this sh*t? But what the hell, I'll do it anyway:
1) 34-30 record. A WINNING RECORD.
2) The number 1 defense in 2009. NO ONE better.
3) The number 1 running game in 2009. NO ONE better.
4) MULTIPLE playoff wins in 2009. Including beating Philip Rivers on the road
5) MULTIPLE playoff wins in 2010. Including beating Peyton Manning AND Tom Brady on the road. Those are the two of the best QB's in the game. You CAN'T get any better than that.
6) Doing MORE with LESS by winning multiple playoff games in 2009 with a team that was 9-7 and probably shouldn't have even made the playoffs if not for teams that had already secured their respective playoff spots. They beat teams with records of 10-6 and 13-3 respectively.
7) Top 10 defenses in every single season he's been in NY. Has BB EVER had top 10 defenses in 4 consecutive seasons? NO. Did Parcells? NO.
8) Making it all the way to the AFC Championship in 2009. Something NO ONE in their right minds would have ever thought possible in that year.
9) Making it all the way to the AFC Championship in 2010.
10) Doing all of the above while being on his FIRST Head Coaching stint EVER. Has ANY other HC done as much as Rex has in their first stints as HC? NO.
11) Only ONE losing season in 4 seasons as HC. Was BB able to do that in 5 seasons (one more than Rex Ryan has coached) in his first HCing stint? NO.
I could go on but I don't need to. You asked for 10 and I gave you 11. Even though it's absurd to even demand that much. It's a subjective matter.
So take your criticisms of Rex and cram them. Like I already said, you can b*tch all the live long day about Rex and it would be complete HOGWASH. Woody Johnson is keeping Rex Ryan as his HC specifically because of the things I just mentioned. And rightfully so.
No one knows what mix of players coaches or organization will lead to winning in any sport, or not.
The previously thrice failed manager named Joe Torre that no Yankee fan wanted for example
Year 3 the ground & pound faltered , LT slowed down Greene was exposed for what he is an average back the Oline (Mangold injuries, Wayne Hunter) sprung leaks and lets look at the great weapons Sanchez had
1) Kerley - an inconsistent rookie
2) Plax - a good redzone target period, could not get open or run a route otherwise
3) Holmes - great when he got the ball, uninterested and pouted otherwise, plus D's doubled him making his much less effective
4) Keller, sure he was Sanchez's outlet who else could he throw to, plus with the lack of time he had , the checkdown was his best friend. But lets be honest Keller can't block a wet tissue not great for a supposed #1 TE.
Year 4 , do I even have to go there : Powell/Greene ground & pound - that's funny. Wr's Mardy Gilyard, Chaz Schilens, Clyde Gates , Stephen stonehand Hill(who by the way think will mature into a good wr).
Yes, its clear to see Sanchez has gotten absolutely everything he needed to succeed. While I don't want Rex fired he has to get his head out of his ass and realize games are won by passing today , all the rules favor a passing offense.
If Sanchez had been given any semblance of a passing offense the Jets may have made the SB in year 1&2 and might have had a fighting chance the past two years. Instead everyone wants to read the boxscores 2 ints and a fumble or listen to the media - Sanchez can't win the big game the to realize what the real problem is the offensive philosophy
What I asked you to do was provide a Top 10 list of the reasons why Rex Ryan is a good head coach today, and the right man to lead a rebuilding Jets squad.
The Top 10 Reasons Rex Ryan Is The Right Coach For The 2013 Jets:
HINT: Things that are traits of a good head coach. Like clock management, timeout management, player development, drafting well, halftime adjustments, being proficient in all phases of the game, keeping the team on an even keel, locker room management, etc.
The onus is on you.
Rex Ryan controlled the entire football operation utilizing Eric Mangini's players in 2009 and 2010 and put his 'stamp' on this team with his own roster in 2011 and 2012.
That's why you judge Ryan post-2010 and why you judge Sanchez pre-2011.
David Lee is being interviewed for OC.
This negates any faith anybody has for Rex Ryan. He still thinks the Wildcat is hard to stop. The guy is a DC in over his head who road the coat tails of Mangini's roster.
Enough with this crap. Half the "success" from '09 and '10 should be attributed to Mangini for assembling that roster.
And success is in quotes because I'm not a SOJF and I want to see this team win a Super Bowl at some point. Thinking defense first will do that today is beyond derp.
And those were our worst teams. But forget that, chief. How about you take a crack at the Top 10 list? Should be easy, I mean, for such a great coach.
The Top 10 Reasons Rex Ryan Is The Right Coach For The 2013 Jets:
The onus is on you to show how he's the right coach for this Jets team. No history lessons. Talk to me about the present.
It's 2013. Why is Rex Ryan the right coach for disaster of a team that he himself created? Ten examples of things that head coaches are good at and Rex Ryan excels at.
Stuff like: Clock management, playcalling, halftime adjustments, motivation, preparation, offense, special teams, picking players, developing young draft choices, etc. etc.
Let's have it. Top Ten. Let's go.
The Defense dropped a bit in 11,12. But ranked 5th and 8th overall is still pretty good. Especially when you have a qb who transformed his bad habits into being below average to bad last year, to the worst in the league this year. Im not going to waste my time looking it up but its a fact the D takes more series when the O is going 3 and out every other series, so ofcourse that gives opponents many more chances to rack up yards and points. Mark put the D in terrible field positions with his fumbles,butt or not, INTs, grossly off target throws on 3rd down. Losing 1 of the best defensive players in the NFL hurt a bit too..
Lol to the guy that said Mangini would have taken Jets farther.. He had his chances.. He didnt know how to run a defense, and didnt have the O doing great either.. We only won those playoff games because of D, not our wimp of a qb.. Rex does need help with the O, no arguement from me there. And has had two terrible OCs, and a terrible GM who could not form a winning fantasy team. Those who claim Rex isnt a well respected coach dont have a clue. Ask current and former players, Rex gets the most out of them.
Bottom line is you dont get anywhere in the NFL without a good qb. If you have a great D, you can get by with an average qb we all hoped mark would become.. He has regressed into the worst qb in the NFL. Even if we had the best defense in history it cant solve that problem. Its amazing we won 6 games with Mark Sanchez..
We removed the worst gm in the league who left us a big dump for next year.. If we remove the worst qb in the league, and replace them with just "average" we will be back in the playoffs with Rex. Hopefully we get a qb who is above average in a yr or 2 and can then can compete for superbowl.
I believe the SAR has two points...
1. The only success Rex has seen as a head coach is when his roster was built by the previous coach.
2. Over that 4 year span... The Jets statistical rankings have only gotten worse as he continued to mold the roster to his liking. Further that while Rex is one hell of a DC, what attributes have you seen in his 4 years that makes you believe he is the right man to coach this team going forward.
If I am reading you correctly, you feel over the past 4 years that you have seen things that indicate he is the right guy. He is just asking you to list 10 common traits found in quality head coaches that Rex brings to the table... I tried to do it in my head and failed miserably. I could only come up with the following:
1. Excellent Defensive philosophy particularly with regard to slowing down franchise QBs. I have seen his D stymie Rodgers and slow down Brady and Manning ( 2010 Playoffs)
2. Motivator. His players like him and play hard for him. You hear it in quotes from players and can see it on the field. Sure they lost the last three games this year but some of that is just that the fight was often so up hill due to our offensive offense.
3. He is not afraid to figure out his shortcomings and try to improve. While there is no way to know this for sure, I believe it! I see it in his eyes
That is all I could come up with...
I don't think he develops players well.
I think he is loyal to a fault.
He often fails at clock management.
Has lost the pulse of his team in the past.
Has relied to much on his defense often over evaluating and making poor offensive decisions as a result.
Poor roster management
Doesn't hold players accountable.
Has acted unprofessional in many instances.
to name a few....
He is going to be around for awhile... Hopefully Woody sees something in him many of us are missing. Howerver, nobody has been able to list 10 good reason why he is the best guy for the job... I would love to see that list!!!