Originally Posted by billygreen
Also, Ryan is playing with the players he's given. If certain aspects of the offense haven't been adressed it's not his fault, the man is playing with the cards he was dealt. This is his first headcoaching job, he's not on the level of Parcells or Belichick where he can walk into the owners or GM's office and start making demands. He can suggest to the GM who he would like to have and then it's up to the GM to make the final decision on personnel matters.
Faneca was let go an not replaced adequately. That's not Rex's fault. Jets needed an experienced #1 RB and didn't get one, that's not Rex's fault. Heading into the season without Plaxico Burress to shore up an inexperienced receiving corps, that's not Rex's fault. Bringing in Tebow, not Rex's fault. Signing Holmes to a contract for 3 times his worth, not Rex's fault. All this and a lot more is not on Rex Ryan... he's only playing with the cards he's been dealt and I think he's doing a pretty good job considering.
Rex Ryan declared that his strategy to win a Super Bowl was to create a dominant defense and a ground and pound rushing attack.
Now supervising 4 drafts, Rex Ryan has built neither and his utter ignorance of the offense has left us with no playmakers and no support for our quarterback.
Rex Ryan's failure is everywhere
on the team. Tannenbaum didn't pick talented players, but Rex directed him to load it up on the defense and they still suck and the offense is pitiful, hasn't been this bad since Kotite.