Well the "give me 10 reasons why Rex Ryan is a great head coach" is a retort. Copy/Paste that blank list. Use it over and over during the coming months. No one will even try to fill it in. Because once you get past "good defensive coordinator" you've got a bit of a content challenge.
The Jets have 11 guys due to make at least $6.16 million toward the cap next season (including your buddy Sanchez's deal). Some of those guys will come off the books during cuts, but the contracts are killing the cap. They can't sign NFL caliber depth with no money. That is a fact you cannot deny.
Belichick makes personnel decisions, yet they only have 3 players who will make over 6.16 million. They write smart contracts, leave themselves plenty of money to sign quality depth. That is why they are always good. Simple as that.
Originally Posted by PMarsico9
There's a reason why John Harbaugh got the job over Rex.
Look at Baltimore over the time since Billick's firing!
Rex was "passed over" for that job in his mind, too.
When it's clear: He's a great defensive coordinator, probably the best in the NFL, but he's not a head coach.
Herm and Mangini's up-and-down tenures are called "Chad Pennington".
In the last 15 years, the Jets have averaged 9.5 wins per season with a 100% healthy quarterback. It is because our core (lines, D, running game, ST's) have been strong enough to thrive with a fresh new QB but not strong enough to survive a third stringer to Pennington.
Without knowing it, your Jets have been an elite AFC team since 1997. The window on that has now closed because your head coach and de-facto GM screwed up the talent on every side of the ball and on the sidelines.
Sad, I know, I'm sorry to be the one to tell you. I'm just as mad. But at least I'm mad at the right person, at least I know who the villain is.
1) Leon Washington wanted big $, he wasn't worth it for a returner. Goes to Seattle and what is he? A returner.
2) Thomas Jones had no good seasons with KC.
3) Brad Smith, whom I liked, went to Buffalo for a lot of money and has done next to nothing. Ooh, he scored vs. the Jets! That justifies the $15 mill
4) Cotchery begged out, barely sees the field in Pittsburgh.
Other guys Woody, T. Rich, Jenkins all were kept then retired.
Others Mangini/Herm guys are still with the team: Mangold, Brick, Moore, BT, Harris, Devito, Po'uha, Revis, Leonhard (ok, he's gone), E. Smith.
So actually, Rex kept a ton of key players from Mangini/Herm era.
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