Originally Posted by Greentide
Exactly. But even if you reason the causes for the decline were outside Rex's control, what exactly does he do well as a headcoach? Pick quality OC and DC? No. Play the players who deserve to play? No. Develop young players potential? No. Make effective half time adjustments? No. Manage play clock well? No. Game plan well? No. Hold players accountable? No. But he does have a good line of B.S.
I disagree. He may not have selected a very good OC, but he only hired one. Schotty was inherited from Mangini's time. The DC was his choice, but we've always had a top ten defense. Hard to argue with results like that.
As much as I'd like to disagree with you on playing the players that deserve to play, I can't. You are right.
When it comes to developing young players potential, we've seen guys like Kyle Wilson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Jeremy Kerley, Sione Pouha, and others improve under Rex's tutelage. So I disagree with you saying he hasn't developed talent. He has.
The Jets won a lot of games in the second half that they were trailing in, especially in 2010. So although he may not be very good at halftime adjustments recently, he has done it a lot in the past.
As a specific example, in the Chargers game in 2009, Ryan was masterful managing the play clock in that game. He's had others. Recently, it hasn't really mattered because we simply weren't good enough for it to make a difference.
Even this season, with an inferior team I might add, he gameplanned for the Patsies the first time we played them quite well. He did a much better job of gameplanning when we had better talent also. Maybe not recently, but you have to have the horses to pull off the gameplan, and at least on offense we have not had the talent.
I agree with you. He doesn't hold the players accountable often enough. It's definitely an area he needs to work on.
All in all, I don't believe it's as bad as you are making it out to be.