Rex Ryan Is Not to Blame for New York Jets’ Struggles

December 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a matter of three short weeks, everything that could have gone wrong for Rex Ryan’s New York Jets has gone wrong.
Less than a month after his team’s signature win over the New Orleans Saints, the Jets have gone from playoff favorites to goats of the town. Quarterback Geno Smith has regressed to the point where he is an unrecognizable player, while his defense has not had the same bite to counter the lack of offensive productivity.
Rex Ryan has made some mistakes along the way to get his team to this point, but he is not entirely to blame for what the Jets have shown since their bye week.
The Jets are not losing because they are being poorly coached; they are losing because they are showing that they are exactly the team everyone thought they would be before the season even started.
During the summer, the narrative for the Jets was already written: a bright (if flawed) head coach in Rex Ryan would be laid out to dry because of a bad roster that is run ...

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