Originally Posted by doggin94it
I honestly don't get posts like these.
You correctly identify the Jets focus as on 2014, with 2013 a lost year. That's as it should be - and every move the Jets have made thus far says that's the reality.
Yet you think Rex is a dead man walking - a fact you can't fit into the "preparing for 2014" frame, because firing him after 2013 means starting over with a new staff (rather than giving the 2014 staff a running start in 2013, allowing them to come into 2014 with their program in place and players with a year of experience in the new system).
Your conclusion, therefore, is that the Jets are crazy/stupid.
But there's a more obvious conclusion to be drawn that doesn't require believing the Jets to be blind to the obvious: Rex is not a dead man walking. On the contrary, while they are not likely to extend him after this year barring a miraculous run, the Jets' expect Rex to be the coach of the 2014 team so long as he performs as you would expect a good coach to perform given the roster of the 2013 Jets.
That fact is blindingly obvious, despite the idiocy coming from some folks around here, and in the media, who claim Rex needs to make the playoffs to come back in 2014. What makes it so obvious?
1) Rex's record with decent-to-good rosters. 2009 and 2010 demonstrated that Rex can achieve good results - and even overachieve - given a competitive roster, even given a below-average QB. 2011 and 2012 demonstrated that he can't overcome a piss-poor roster with an awful QB. If the goal is to find a coach who can go 8-8 with the ****-show roster we had in 2012, then sure, Rex isn't your guy. But frankly, I'm not sure who is. It would take a hall-of-fame coach to overcome the dreck we had out there.
2) Following on from 1, Woody Johnson's belief that, given the right roster, Rex can coach it to success, including a Super Bowl. (Frankly, it's a conclusion I share - Rex is both a good Xs and Os coach and a good motivator, and while he needs to grow in game management and attention to offense, every first time coach has rough spots that need filling in).
Put those two together with the fact that the Jets are obviously planning to have a good roster in 2014 and beyond and not a ****-show (why would you plan to have crap, beyond a pay-the-piper year like 2013?), and the fact is that Rex is likely to be the coach in 2014 barring an epic collapse in 2013 attributable not to roster makeup but underperformance.