Originally Posted by Jordy
Ray, I completely disagree with the bolded part. I believe Ryan had a big say on the talent that Tannenbaum provided, as the article states. And the way he handled the Sanchez/Tebow situation was abhorable IMO. Not just in general, but also on the field. You like to hate on the media but I think you blame them for more than they deserve. Probably because you don't like what they say as it doesn't fit your position.
Of course players want to stay with Ryan. He's loyal, to a fault. Eric Smith is a perfect example. I can't imagine that there is a successful HC out there who is as lax as Ryan is in holding his players accountable. Who publicly declares how great his players are as much as Ryan does? And has that led to better play? He even does this when players are negotaiting new contracts. Tannenbaum must have **** his pants when Ryan was basically declaring Revis a CB amongst Gods while he was re-negotiating a deal with him.
I'm not saying, nor can I refute that Ryan didn't have input, I just don't know the extent of that input. The insinuation in this thread and in the article is that Ryan had a lot of input, and I just don't see that.
Not sure what you mean by my position with respect to the scumbags in the media and their agenda, I have no position, I'm just as pissed off as any other Jets fan on here, I want answers too, but I am NOT going to be influenced by the complete garbage that the media puts out, and I think this is a great fault for many fans here and everywhere. Too many allow the media influence their position as to what goes on with the team, I try to think further. Too much of what the media puts out doesn't add up, then of course, there is a fair share that they probably hit on, or make sense on. That's what I try to do, make sense of it all, the media has an agenda, I don't, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong, so be it, it still has to make sense to me.
Putting credence into a hack like O'Connor calling for the firing of Rex, is flat out disgusting, and his points are purely sensationalism. I also think he's wrong with how much influence Rex had on Tannenbaum's job. Tannenbaum fired his own friend in Eric Mangini, how much power could Rex have obtained over the guy who fired his friend to hire him?
Sparano's addition to the staff because of Tannenbaum makes sense to me, Sparano is a Parcells guy, Parcells and Tannenbaum remain close, but too many want to blame Rex. See, blaming Rex doesn't make sense. Did Rex approve, did he vouch for Sparano? Of course he did, partly because its his job to do so, but also because he needed to buy in, and initially, he probably did. But he also didn't realize that Sparano at the time, just wasn't a good fit for this team, and whether it was Sparano or Cavanaugh, they both proceed to contribute to ruining Sanchez this year, on TOP of all the injuries, which ONCE again, TO ME, was the biggest reason for the season failure this year.
The list goes on.