Has Rex Ryan Put Himself Back on the Hot Seat?

November 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For a moment, it appeared as if Rex Ryan was able to defy all odds, getting what some predicted to be the worst team in football, the New York Jets, to be not just relevant, but in control of their destiny just over the halfway point in the season.
However, after two straight losses to teams with losing records since their season-defining victory over the New Orleans Saints, months of tireless work to put him in such a position are all being put to waste.
The fact that the Jets have lost two games in a row is not nearly a good enough reason to put Rex Ryan back on the hot seat. If every team fired its coach for reaching 5-6, there wouldn’t be many coaches left in the NFL.
Instead, the issue for Rex over the past month has been his team’s inability to handle success—a common theme for Ryan’s Jets. Compounded with some recent personnel blunders, Ryan's strong start to the season has faded quickly from memory.
Yes, his team is young, inexperienc...

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