Baltimore fired Shula
Also... Rex Ryan certainly ain't no young Don Shula. I'll give him the nod over David, though.
The other would be Shanahan, Oakland fires him and he goes to their arch rival and wins 2 SB's
I think he had a significant enough role that the whole player argument runs weak.
Kyle Wilson, John Conner, Kendrick Ellis, all come to mind.
His player evaluation and development skills are well below where they need be to be a succesful HC.
Read one of Parcells books. He absolutely took an active role in development of players.
And Cutting Woodhead?? What a terrible example. You have to come up with something better than that. Joe McKnight was TANNY's pick and clearly he was kept OVER danny Woodhead because it was Tanny's pick and his ego would not allow Joe McKnight to be cut instead.
One last question also, HOW do you know that Rex had input on the player selections? Were you in the war room during those respective drafts? Everything that you are talking about is pure speculation and nothing more. There's nothing out there that can validate your claims.
The only thing we have to rely is what these men say themselves. That's it.
So no way in hell will I blame a HC like Rex unless I have proof that he's at fault for things like picking players, etc. Those tasks are the GM's job and he so much admitted to being at fault just yesterday.
Rex isn't a good defensive coach he's a great defensive coach. He's great at developing front 7 defensive players which is why guys like Terrell Suggs, Kelly Gregg and Sione Pouha would lie in traffic for him. Knows zero about offense but if Morhinweg is even half-way decent as an OC (unlike Schit & Soprano) that's not an issue.
Everyone should know better than to believe "coach speak".
You never fell for Rex Ryan's words, you just have a very illogical hatred toward the guy. It's very weird and as far as I'm concerned it doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but it is entirely different.
So please don't think I was referring to you. I wasn't.
A great regular season coach...with 200 career wins. Worthy of a HOF bust. But MartyBall is a big bust in the playoffs. Just 5 playoff wins in 13 appearances. Rex has those two AFCCGs and 4 playoff wins in...just two appearances. And Woody...consulting with Korn Ferry and Polian...they may have agreed with him.
Marty may be the better coach...but Rex is a better leader of men. I think LT was aware of this. Tomlinson still felt Rex could get the Jets to the Supe. So he was ok with him staying.
Playoff wins are precious. And some teams can go over a decade...or more... without winning one. Bengals...have gone 22 years without a playoff win.