Originally Posted by SAR I
But with one asterisk*
Mark Sanchez is still a baby. He's only 26 years old. He has zero say in the roster that's assembled to support him. He has zero say in the coaches that are assembled to put him in a position to succeed. He hasn't peaked, still has some room to grow.
Rex Ryan is a 50 year old, set in his ways head coach. He had 100% say in the roster that's assembled to support him. He had 100% say in the coaching staff that are assembled to go to war with him. He peaked with someone else's roster, steady decline in the years for which his "stamp" was put on the team.
It's easier to believe Mark can turn it around than Rex. And if we're wrong about Mark, well, we just plug another QB in there. But if we're wrong about Rex, ruins the franchise for years.
This is where you need to take the blinkers off.Being 50 years old makes no difference.Rex is still a fairly inexperienced head coach.Sure he has more life experience but he too is learning the ropes in terms of running the whole show.You have to cut him Some slack here.Rex can improve too.He can change,He has to....and at least he realises that.
I don't know but I'd rather take that chance this year with him to find out for sure that he definitely isn't that guy than cut bait and watch him be that guy elsewhere.Sure there are plenty of issues and causes for concern,nobody reasonably doubts this, but the mark of a man is not how he deals with success but how he responds to adversity.You should be prepared to show Rex the same patience and indulgence you are prepared to give Mark.