Originally Posted by Rob0729
LOL! I forgot Ryan is a rookie head coach or Woody announced that he was moving the team to Toledo this past October or Ryan came out of retirement after a decade long absence. Exactly how is his situation the same as Gibbs, Belichick, or Noll? Belichick's 10+ losses came in his first years with teams and one massively unique situation. Gibbs' came when he came out of retirement after a decade layoff with an owner who treats his team like a fantasy football team. Noll's came nearly a decade after the Steelers' Super Bowl teams (ok, 7 years and 9 years after the last Steelers Super Bowl win under Noll).
Sorry, the injury excuse is bogus. Every team dealt with injuries this season. The Pats went 4-1 without Gronk who is more impactful than Holmes and almost as impactful as Revis (who wasn't missed nearly as much as people thought he would). The Patriots went to the Super Bowl last year so depleted in the secondary with injuries that they were playing a WR as their slot CB.
The fact of the matter is the Jets are a bad team with very little talent. Maybe key injuries helped to expose how bad they truly are, but even with Holmes and Revis, this team probably doesn't win more than 7 or 8 games.
Maybe Ryan can prove he is a good coach when he gets more talent, but I personally have some doubt since he seems so disinterested in the offense and seems to believe if he can a top defense that the offense is almost irrelevant (in an offense driven league). He could become a great head coach or show that he is really a great defensive coordinator who isn't suited for the head coach role. He is a players' coach and typically players head coach have short shelf lives to begin with because at some point the players tune out. Players' coaches tend to be far better coordinators.
It is not bogus
When a QB doesn't have his WR's, his RB's or his TE's, that can hamper an offense. It's not rocket science.
I'm not even suggesting the Jets need all pro talent, they didn't lose all pro talent everywhere either, but they lost their starting calliber talent all year long at all 3 skill positions, it was a rotational line-up of available players every week, and this was after losing Revis and Holmes.