We have some problems, there is no doubt about that.
HC really isn't one of them.
I'm not sure why the media seems intent on running a good coach out of town, but I hope a few early wins can shut up the idiots. If we were any other team, there wouldn't be nearly as much heat on Rex. Media bashing has been covered ad nauseum on this forum, but it really is amazing how differently the Jets are treated than just about all of the 31 other teams. Hopefully the team is as eager to shut them all up as we are. Winning cures all.
Of course it depends ... But all things being equal he will have done a great coaching job to finish 8-8 ... So, yes
Depends on hoiw we get to 8-8. If we start 8-5 but lose last three no. If we start 5-8 maybe
Does it matter. This team will not win more than 4 games.
if we go 8-8 with this team ... Rex should get a 10 year extention ... i'm one of the optimistic fans by the way.
Yes but if Rex gets fired who do you replace him with? Cowher won't come here, wants too much control. Do you promote Marty-M to HC?
What experienced winning HC do you replace Ryan with if you fire him?
Let's assume for the sake of your argument that Idzik could find somebody skilled and qualified to take over the team.
Rex probably keeps the team even if we are worse than 8-8 as long as the defense is reasonably competitive and the team doesn't have a massive implosion. Rex has put too much involvement in the defense to not have his job largely depend on the defense's performance. He also has to keep the team disciplined. Setting the tone for the players is the HC's job and with a team full of young players you need that discipline. If Rex lets his job this year turn into a mediocre job as a DC in a HC's salary he'll get cut. We'll hire his brother as DC and install somebody else as HC.
However, Rex definitely gets some passes this year on other issues. He can't be blamed for injuries that may occur. There is a new offensive scheme and lots of young players to develop. The team is still haunted by the ghosts of Tanny's contracts. Rex can't magically make the team learn all the plays and work together like installing a new playbook in Madden. These things take time. Idzik is smart enough to understand that and draw the line between what Rex can do and what he can't.
100% Yes.....We are ranked 32nd in preseason know it alls polls.....If we are 8-8 then we are top 16 team with sub-par players....So yes yes yes