Originally Posted by JoeJam Football
Rex Ryan is a great football coach - a football coach teaches the game and motivates his players. A football coach devises game plans and calls plays and executes the game plan. A head coach has many different responsibilities. Rex looked like a great head coach the first few seasons because the football coach in him paid off for the Jets. He had the players motivated and he pumped them up and he devised great game plans and it all worked and the Jets made 2 AFC championship games. All the while his lack of knowledge of knowing how to be a head coach started to hurt the team.
Rex pumped up his players and the media and he gave all his players big heads. Rex had to then follow thru and get all the players he pumped up big contracts. David Harris, Mark Sanchez, Cromartie, Holmes, Revis, D'Brickshaw and I'm sure a few others are all overpaid.
Jets had to overpay Cromartie because Rex publicly chased Ashomugha. Jets gave Sanchez a new contract because Rex spent a day chasing Peyton Manning. Rex wanted Tone time to stay a Jet. Mike Tannenbaum filled out the lines on the contracts but we all know that Rex is responsible for the contracts Mike T. had to give out. Rex has been shooting himself in the foot since be became Jets head coach. I dont think Rex will ever stop shooting himself and the Jets in the foot.
Maybe just maybe the new GM can reign Rex in so we just get the football coach Rex and not the Head coach Rex but Rex is the Head coach. The bluster is in Rex's blood. Unless Rex pulls a 180 he will be booted out just like his brother has been numerous times already. Rex is becoming the joke of this franchise and he has earned it with flying colors.
I think in general you bring up a very good point. By bragging about your players in public you increase their value but by being silent like a Mangini or Bellichick you help yourself in the negotiation.
The law of unintended consequences is appropriate here. Rex needs to learn from his mistakes and brag about guys only when they have long term contracts in place. He is at least partly responsible for the cap mess.