Originally Posted by SMC
I appreciate the argument you are making, but the Steeler's situation with Cowher was in no way shape or form comparable to the Jets and Rex.
Cowher started his HC career with 4 straight winning seasons and a SB appearance in his 4th year. Rex, on the other hand, only has 2 winning seasons in 4.
Further, Cowher had 6 straight winning seasons until his first losing season in 1998 (7-9) which was followed by the 6-10 season you mentioned in 1999. He then followed that up with 3 straight winning seasons before the 2003 6-10 season you also mentioned.
So, in 12 seasons up and including that point in time, Cowher had 9 winning seasons, 3 losing seasons, 7 playoff appearances, 7 division championships, and 1 SB appearance.
I dare say that if Rex had taken the Jets to the SB this year (his 4th like Cowher) and in 2015 had his first losing season with the team, I don't think fans or the media would be calling for his ouster.
It's all a myth. Two
Myth 1: "The Jets are impatient and fire head coaches too quickly."
Myth 2: "If you keep a head coach for 10+ years he's definitely going to be successful."
Warfish wants to talk about the Jets fans who are fickle. How about we talk about the Jets fans who are complacent. How many people wanted Chad Pennington to stay here forever? "I have a dream" Herman Edwards lovers? Vinny 'Mr. Long Island' Testaverde? It goes on and on and on. They adopt them. They're like puppies. Doesn't matter that they suck. Just can't let go.
Just because "Jets" and "Mets" rhyme doesn't mean both fanbases should act the same way.