Originally Posted by SAR I
1. Name 10 things Rex Ryan does well as a head coach.
2. Name 3 areas of improvement Rex Ryan has demonstrated as a head coach since he was a rookie.
I'll be happy to do so......as soon as you post 10 things Mark Sanchez does well as a QB, and 3 areas of improvement Sanchez has demonstrated at QB since he was a rookie.
1. Rex keeps his teams playing and playing hard. No Rex team has tossed it in despite massive dissapointment the last two seasons. They've sucked at times, but tehy've always played hard even late in down years.
2. Rex coaches a good Defense, period. Taken a step back this year, no question, but we're still a Top 10 Defense, fan doubts and selective stats nonwithstanding.
3. Rex manages the clock just fine. Of course, I'm baised, Herm and mangini were both horrific cloack managers, so it doesn;t take much to impress.
4. He fired Shotty.
5. He stays with his ideals, like it or not. Defense and the ground game. I like and support that.
6. He puleld Sanchez. I never thought he would tbqh.
7. He has been picking and developing Defensive talent rather well in his time here, with Tanny.
8. He makes himself the laughing stock with his big mouth, and I'm convinced he does so to take the spotlight off his players and onto himself
9. He challenges well, and appropriately, in general.
10. He has yet to lead a losing season in four years in the NFL. Thats not nearly as easy as it sounds.
11. I think he's quite good at using the talent he has and getting the most out of most of them.
12. I think most of whats good about our Defenseive Schemes is Rex's input and philosophy, predominantly.
13. He's willing to cut even his most beloved "Rex's Guy", i.e. Terminator, when they fail.
14. He's passionate and gives a **** over every play and every loss.
As for improvement:
There hasn't been as much as I'd like. He hasn't grown much as a Coach, still does alot of the things he used to, and still clings to "Rex's Guys" too long, Sanchez included. His football ideals of Defense and running is clearly ourdated and unpopular, so I can see where some would be critical of not being another Beffalo or Miami and trying to emulate the Pats, Colts and Denver. Rex is stubborn to a fault at times, and if anything has too much faith in his team and his talent to rise to the occasion. He talks too much IMO, still, despite it blwoing up on him a few times. He's not as involved in the O, or seems to care about the O, as much as I'd want him too. He doesn;t hold his O-Co's and QB to enough of a standard or else.
His worst fault, he's stuck with a clearly ineffective Mark Sanchez, and he either supporter or allowed Tim Tobow on the team.
Will I cry if Rex is fired? No.
But firing Rex before we fire Sanchez is just lol. Rex, with a decent QB, is a perenial playoff contender. Rex with Sanchez is 2010 and 2011 over and over again.
May as well wait, play out Sanchez's string in 2013, and if they fail, dump the whole lot for 2014 and start the rebuilding effort then, fresh, GM, Coach and QB.