Originally Posted by Jordy
What a way to run a business. Of course Johnson should've asked Korn/Ferry to identify a highly qualified GM, with no strings attached. And if that highly qualified GM decided he wanted to fire Ryan, or to give him another year, then that's what should've gone down.
But the Jets are the Jets, meaning their lead Korn/Ferry headhunter, Jed Hughes, has already been limited in his search to executives who can live with a coach who has lost 13 of his last 19 games.
The above is what many of us have been saying. It's worth repeating because it's 100% true.
It's a fair position to have, but it's not the only position.
And none of us, including the hack media, can qualify exactly who should be at fault. Ryan coaches the players that are provided to him, and I'm pretty sure THAT was the biggest problem this past season, the talent on the field, not the coach coaching it.
The statement "Ryan's program is out of control" is horse****, and complete media crap. The "circus" atmosphere, mostly created by Tebow and then the media, none of that is on Ryan.
It's already been proven last year was overblown in terms of the locker room, Schotty lost his offense, Ryan deferred to Schotty with everything the offense was doing. It is debatable whether this is right or not, most defensive coaches shouldn't be involved with the offense, but I would agree, they need to have control over the entire team.
Sure, Ryan has his warts, and he needs to learn from a season like this last one, and the one before it, most of them do, but there is NO questioning the heart the team CONTINUED to play with despite the talent and mistakes being made on the field by that talent, and players that were perhaps ruined, mostly on offense, by a lacking offensive coaching staff. THAT is not on Ryan.
All I continue to read is how players will not want to stay on as Jets if Ryan is removed, Ryan very much had the locker room this past year, I don't think this can be disputed, look no further than the comments made by Revis yesterday, who is the most straight forward player there is on the team, he tells it like it is, his comments on Ryan and even wanting to remain with the team were rather telling IMO.