It's on Woody to clean up Jets' mess
ESPNNewYork.com
December 28, 2012

Bemoaning the plight of his team in a recent staff meeting, Rex Ryan considered the grim circumstances -- the roster, the quarterback situation, the salary cap, etc. -- and remarked that he'd be bett...
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sheehanr 
Woody: Fire T Bum and Rex (T-Rex).
113 Days ago
Wfaulk2 
Well now he know how Tebow has felt for the last three months. Enjoy it Coach Ryan.
113 Days ago
MattfromBethlehemPA 
This article was fine until the end. The idea of giving Ryan a contract extension after two losing seasons with two years remaining on his contract is ludicrous. It's as stupid an idea as extending Sanchez's contract was. Hire a good GM and let him decide what to do with Ryan.
113 Days ago
omaha76 
Funny how McManus, Cimini, Paolantonio & rest of the ESPN crew are consistently out-hustled by little Manish Mehta...they empathize with another consistent loser, Rex
114 Days ago
omaha76 
No organization has the luxury of stock piling talent on defense in today's NFL. It's just plain stupid - all the rules changes favor offense. The power teams over the last decade - NE, Indy, GB, NYG, New Orleans & Pitt - are all built around offense and very good / great QBs. If Rex thinks he is going to assemble a defense with Hampton, McMichael, Dent, Perry, Singletary, Wilson, Marshall, Fencik, etc in the salary cap / free agency era and still have the ability to score points he is dumber than he looks
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erotciv 
He cant be dumber than he looks.
113 Days ago
Charles10538 
Rex has my vote to stay as long as he can. I have no doubt he could win the big one with his favorite team. If you think Woody doesn't see that, you are as foolish as the clown who wrote this story.
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LBCknickerbockers3 
good because woody johnson said he couldn't do anything regarding coaching decisions until he had your vote
113 Days ago
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SlimPickins2012 
We'll see soon how much wood, woody has, ryan couldn't win the the Giants, Pats, 49ers, Saints its not the teams it's ryan's failed strategies and know it all attitude his gut feelings lost 5-6 games, refusal to change QBs inexcusable
114 Days ago
Charles10538 
It's pretty simple. Rex has been great for the team and great for the NFL. "The Jets were the first professional team my dad ever coached, eight years. This was my team growing up. The fans, I identify with that because I was one of them also. Now I'm the head coach of their football team, too. -Rex Ryan
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zacman7701 
ryan doesnt make roster adjustments, thats the genius of tennenbaum... new GM keep ryan for another year or 2
113 Days ago
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SlimPickins2012 
The vast majority of fans, probably 90% no longer think Ryan has been good for the jets, his screw ups have wasted 2 seasons
114 Days ago
dannyweinst 
Rex needs to go! He was successful with Mangini's team, but proceeded to make just about every bad decision along the way, creating this downward spiral with a group of "me first" players. He'll make a fine 'D' coordinator for another team. He's a train wreck for a head coach.
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zacman7701 
ryan doesnt make roster adjustments, thats the genius of tennenbaum... new GM keep ryan for another year or 2
113 Days ago
jjrdias 
Rexy will stay, and have his contract extended two more years, with an opt-out clause protecting the club. Done.
114 Days ago
danrel44 
I will try to save everyone a few minutes by providing the postgame press conference on Sunday. "Obviously I have to learn how to not make the same mistakes and not turn the ball over." - Sanchez "This was, no doubt, very disappointing. But, butt, butt, it was not ALL Mark's fault. Mark is our best chance to win." - Rex Ryan After much laughter, end of press conference.
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Teamusa42000 
I like the honesty, which is more then you get from most of these ex-qb's/analysts. We all understand the position is hard to play but there is a lot of bad qb play in the league it's not a mortal sin for them to point it out from time to time.
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omaha76 
if there is a god the jets will suffer another humiliating loss and we can at least enjoy the SNY post game show. Ray Lucas is so bitter and angry at Mark Sanchez its comical. You would think a former QB would have some sympathy regarding the challenges of playing in a dysfunctional system for an incompetent coach, but not Lucas. He is just bitter
114 Days ago
womblevader 
A couple of points 1. Tannenbaum doesn't pick the players he writes up the contracts and tries ensure the Jets can get all their needs addressed under the cap. Coaching staff evaluate the needs and decide who they want with scouts. 2. Ryan didn't understand the difference between the wildcat and option offence. Even Tebow got frustrated trying to explain the differences to him. 3. Rex lost the locker room last year and never got it back. 4. Rex is a great leader when things are going well, but when the pressure goes on he crumbles
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womblevader 
There have been a few reports that Rex doesn't really understand the X's and O's of the game but sadly none of the reporters/bloggers have really looked into this. My guess is that Rex doesn't fully understand the game. He never made one comment the whole year that gave any indication that knew what he was doing, but plenty that had the opposite effect. It looks like he is way out of his depth in this job.
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Charles10538 
How could you hit the post button after writing such a ridiculous comment? Rex doesn't understand X's & O's. to say any coach on the NFL level doesn't understand the game is so far from the truth, it's almost offensive. I can't...I just can't.
114 Days ago
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omaha76 
Rex is exactly like Buddy...'Offense' for them is a necessary evil. Ask Kevin Gilbride. Rex is responsible for 80% of the significant personnel moves -meaning high draft picks, expensive free agents, high profile coaches. Rex wants to use most of the organizational resources on defense for several reasons, but mostly because he is deathly afraid of damaging his reputation as a defensive guru. In other words, he is always posturing for his next job as a DC somewhere. Woody should expedite this outcome by firing his fat $@% now...
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omaha76 
finally, someone who at least understands the process
114 Days ago
danrel44 
In the past, I have always looked forward to reading articles by Mr. Cimini. Now, however, whenever I see his name attached to a column, the first thing that comes to mind is what new rumor is he going to try and start? Will he grab onto any story that has "unnamed sources" and spin it into a "hard news" sports story? For me, Cimini has lost all credibility and I'm no longer buying his "insider" knowledge of the Jets' organization. And, btw, my thoughts are 100% accurate.
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omaha76 
wow, disturbing that you ever thought Cimini was an 'insider', whatever that means. All these reporters are a joke...they all have agendas. You never get anything original, insightful or slightly controversial...so you have to give Manish some kudos for shaking things up at least
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danrel44 
Well said. I was sincere when I said I looked forward to Cimini's articles because, in the past, he did illuminate some aspects of the Jets organization I was unaware of. I'm just sorry he proved to be so untrustworthy.
114 Days ago
Patriotwaytogo 
Nice quote by a player. Life as a Patriot: "It's great. This is a first-class organization. The guys work hard here. There are a lot of great guys on this team, and everybody is interested in winning and being good team guys. There are a lot of good character guys in this locker room. It's really a special place to be."
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Charles10538 
"The Jets were the first professional team my dad ever coached, eight years. This was my team growing up. The fans, I identify with that because I was one of them also. Now I'm the head coach of their football team, too. -Rex Ryan
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omaha76 
yeah, its great losing to the Giants in the Superbowl too...
114 Days ago
jonm7 
Come on WOODY you owe it to your season ticket hulders and seats for life paid by fans to put money in your pocket. The time has come to fire Ryan and his whole coaching staff along with getting rid of Ryan's adopted son Sanchez who is an IMPOSTER posing as a NFL QB. Your GM that gave the Imposter Sanchez also has to go. Start fresh Woody or those $ you want will disapear with the empty seats in the new stadium. Your Choice Woody.
114 Days ago
omaha76 
You are all morons, including the guy who wrote this article. There is only one larger than life personality within the Jets organization capable of destroying the fortunes of a franchise and the careers of so many people because he is a dumb, careless, incompetent egomaniac. If you haven't guessed, that persons name is Rex Ryan. He has never done anything on his own. He was given a coaching career because of daddy. He was given a defensive scheme by daddy,. He was given a roster of hall of fame caliber players by ozzie newsome in Baltimore. He is the product of nepotism, the proverbial idiot we all know - the business owner's son who is handed a prominent job he did not earn. He is self indulgent, lazy, and dumb. He lacks discipline, requiring a tummy tuck, neck tuck and several other medical procedures to control his self destructive life style. Problem I have with the morons who cover the Jets is how they are trying to blame everything on Tannenbum. Forget his title, we all know Tannenbum has never functioned as a true GM. He does not have a background in player evaluation/scouting. He is a lawyer by trade - a contract and cap guy. His job is to fulfill the personnel demands of the head coach. Yes, Rex is directing all the critical personnel decisions, free agent acquisitions, high draft picks, coaching hires. The media wants Rex to keep hs job for self preservation reasons. For all you idiots who don't understand, think of it this way. All the publicity surrounding Rex is great for selling papers and drawing eyeballs to websites like this. Very simple. So when you read an article like this recognize that you are not getting the real story. Rex is responsible for all the dysfunction within the organization...if he keeps his job PSL holders will be lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar for their investment.
114 Days ago
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