Originally Posted by BlueDevilJet29
One of the reasons I think the Steelers are so good is that they stick with head coaches. There is consistency. Of course, if you have a terrible coach you have to cut the cord but I don't think Rex is that.
Sticking with the same head coach for 10+ years is a wonderful thing so long as you hitch your wagon to the right horse.
If I can sum up the things I like about Rex Ryan, they look like this:
Terrific defensive coordinator.
Good postseason coach.
If I can sum up the things I dislike about Rex Ryan, they look like this:
A defensive coordinator, not a head coach.
Can't get into the postseason consistently.
Running a defense-first strategy that can't win in today's NFL.
Major flaws in reading the character of his roster.
Major flaws in understanding the mood of his locker room.
Major flaws in separating his personal life from his work life.
Can't nurture young talent.
Can't maximize older talent.
Can't generate a traditional pass rush.
Teams that play him 2x a season figure him out the second time.
Lousy clock management.
Terrible team discipline.
Never learns from his mistakes, never changes.