Originally Posted by SAR I
Here's the honest answer: Rex Ryan's big mouth.
November 13, 2011 was the day that Rex Ryan ended. Patriots 37 Jets 16.
Rex put all his eggs in that basket. That was the day that we were going to surpass the Patriots and put them in our rearview mirror. But Bill Belichick thought otherwise. The team never believed in Rex Ryan again after that day. The fans thought that after the playoff pounding we'd overtake New England and instead were handed a humiliating and thorough defeat.
Going into that game, we were on an 18-9 run with 5 victories against elite teams.
Since that game, the New York Jets are 9-15 with a 1-11 record against teams that end the year with a winning record.
A complete and utter reversal of fortune. That's what happens when your head coach stands up and can't back it up. Players stop believing. Then they start losing.
lol you have more of a crazy imagination than a 6 year old...The players NEVER stopped believing in Rex. They did stop believing in your bf qb last year and rightfully so.. The team fought back this year after being hopeless at 3-6, Rex had them fighting for a shot at playoffs even though they had the worst qb in the NFL and with no backup on the bench to rescue team. This media as we know too well picks up every ounce of chatter in the locker room, we all heard about players doubting mark last year, came out in media after season last yr. I have NEVER heard 1 player doubt rex, all positive. Look at the eagles, they lost last 8 of 9 games? thats a team quitting on their coach.. Reid may think he is great but he looks like a dick, and maybe thats why the players stopped playing for him because he is.. The players respect Rex a lot, as LT,Mangold recently just said. They dont believe in Mark Sanchez anymore thats for sure, and may even start to turn on Rex if he stays with that loser any longer.