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    What if Rex had a Crappy Team?

    Even the haters have to admit that the Jets have a top defense and a strong running game, and that these attributes will likely make them a competitive team. A lot has been made of the pluses and minuses of Rex's personality. I was thinking about whether Rex still be making bold predictions, like winning the division, Superbowl, etc..., or would he keep his mouth shut until the team got better? What do you think?

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    he talked in his 1st year not really knowing what the jets were with a rookie qb so yeah he would talk no matter what. i think its just his personality

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    From the NY Times Magazine article on Rex today:

    [QUOTE]Two years later, Ryan took a $20,000 pay cut to work at the University of Oklahoma. The previous season, Oklahoma was 86th in the nation in defense. Under Ryan it was sixth.[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/magazine/12ryan-t.html?pagewanted=8&_r=2&ref=magazine[/url]

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    What if Rex Ryan had a crappy team? Chances are, he would force them to become better. One thing is for sure, he would improve the defensive unit in more ways than one. This man is a defensive genius. He's a football guru.

    Under Mangini, the Jets defense ranked 16th in yards allowed, 18th in points allowed and 29th in pass defense in 2008.

    Under Rex Ryan, the Jets defense ranked 1st in yards allowed, 1st in points allowed and 1st in pass defense during his first year as head coach last year.

    All of that was done, without an elite NT in Kris Jenkins, and as we all know, the 3-4 NT position is the most important position when running a 3-4 defense.

    This man knows how to coach, he also knows exactly how to get the most out of his players.

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    [QUOTE=Bleed4TheGreen;3727695]What if Rex Ryan had a crappy team? Chances are, he would force them to become better. One thing is for sure, he would improve the defensive unit in more ways than one. This man is a defensive genius. He's a football guru.

    Under Mangini, the Jets defense ranked 16th in yards allowed, 18th in points allowed and 29th in pass defense in 2008.

    Under Rex Ryan, the Jets defense ranked 1st in yards allowed, 1st in points allowed and 1st in pass defense during his first year as head coach last year.

    All of that was done, without an elite NT in Kris Jenkins, and as we all know, the 3-4 NT position is the most important position when running a 3-4 defense.

    This man knows how to coach, he also knows exactly how to get the most out of his players.[/QUOTE]

    Great post.

    But for some reason everything you write seems just like a banned posters thoughts. WEIRD!

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    [QUOTE=sect313;3727664]he talked in his 1st year not really knowing what the jets were with a rookie qb so yeah he would talk no matter what. i think its just his personality[/QUOTE]

    He had just come from a situation of succeeding with a rookie QB (Flacco).

    So he had every right to expect a GREAT defense (which he'd bring) and a GREAT running game (which was already here) would be enough to overcome any rookie shortcomings.

    Lucky or no, he turned out to be right . . .

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    [QUOTE=RIJetFan;3727663]Even the haters have to admit that the Jets have a top defense and a strong running game, and that these attributes will likely make them a competitive team. A lot has been made of the pluses and minuses of Rex's personality. I was thinking about whether Rex still be making bold predictions, like winning the division, Superbowl, etc..., or would he keep his mouth shut until the team got better? What do you think?[/QUOTE]

    Excellent question. Simple answer.

    Asking a Rex Ryan to keep his mouth shut is like asking to build a dam to stop Niagra Falls. It can't be done.

    He speaks his mind because he doesn't know how to speak any other way. He is honest to a fault, even brutal at times, but he is what he is and doesn't pull any punches. He doesn't lie because he's terrible at it. You always remember the truth.

    He has the gift of intuition. He can talk to anyone and in five minutes or less tell you if that person is good, bad, honest or sleazy. His radar is 90% accurate when it comes to reading people. He can look through people like most look through a freshly Windexed pane of glass.

    He believes you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Of course he is not judgemental, but if you are a proven liar, chances are he wants nothing to do with you.

    He is affable, approachable and has thousands of aquaintances, but his circle of real friends that he completely trusts is small, and tight.

    He's not a king, he's a king maker.

    He can be the life of the party, the center of attraction or just sit in a room quietly and listen to what everyone else has to say without ever interjecting.

    He's crazy. Crazy like a fox. The kind of crazy that people not only buy into, but they want to be a part of too.

    He's a special guy and exactly the kind of HC coach this team needed. He could take this team all the way to the Big Dance in February, but IMO if the team doesn't make it, at least I know it wasn't for lack of trying.

    Godspeed & Good Luck Rex, you're going to need it with this bunch.


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