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Confident Ryan: I'd be 'good fit based on facts'

There are 54 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Confident Ryan: I'd be 'good fit based on facts'. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Rex Ryan sits in his office at the Ravens' headquarters in Owings Mills uncertain about his future, but certain about his ability to be a head coach in the NFL.

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Patrick

UK

#1 Jan 3, 2008
There are way too many questions about Garrett and McDaniels. Each has had some success as an offensive coordinator, but the have not done it consistently. Each was brilliant this year, but beforehand,neither was much to write home about. I think one of the primary reasons that this league goes through coaches like toilet paper is that owners target assistants who had one or two good years but in reality have not been around long enough to develop all the qualities needed of a good head coach. Look at Linehan and Marinelli. They were decent assitants who have been terrible as head coaches. Same with Mangini in New York for this year at least.

Guys like Rex Ryan had paid their dues and work their way up through the league. He knows the ins and outs of the NFL and how to relate and motivate players.
Ryan

Arlington, VA

#2 Jan 3, 2008
Does not deserve to be a coach of this team. His assical call of a fourth-down timeout against the Patriots during their final game-winning drive, in which we stopped them, constitutes one of many of his coaching errs. Now, if we could have the opportunity to get Marvin Lewis back: there's opportunity.
Sparky

Gwynn Oak, MD

#3 Jan 3, 2008
I am not sure that Rex would make a difference as our head coach. It was his unit, the defense, that melted down along with the rest of the team in the loss to the Patriots. I think we have a bad chemistry on this team, with Ray Lewis leading the elements, projecting an attitude that he is larger than life. I think he has lost much of the physical advantage he used to have, and although he will remain, in my mind, the most dominating defensive player I have ever seen (since 1952), I would not see his departure as a loss which we could not cover with young talent that is on the team already. It is time to rebuild and let go of that which does not fit into the process. .
John

Apo, AE

#4 Jan 3, 2008
Rex Ryan deserves to be a head coach but rehiring him back would not really serve the purpose of "cleaning house". Atlanta is perfect fit for RR - 1st head coaching gig on team with no expectations until Vick gets parolled. Ravens need a rebuilder type who can start over from scratch, then get fired the same year that Cincy fires Marvin Lewis. Then hand a decent team over to ML so he can push it over the top. Something like how Marchibroda built the late 90's Ravens into an "on the verge" team before the handover to Billick.
veedub

Englewood, CO

#5 Jan 3, 2008
Ryan wrote:
Does not deserve to be a coach of this team. His assical call of a fourth-down timeout against the Patriots during their final game-winning drive, in which we stopped them, constitutes one of many of his coaching errs.
Please. Had Rex not called the timeout, and Brady took it to the house, then we'd be ridiculing Rex for not calling a timeout. He didn't like the set, and therefore called a timeout. That's completely excusable.

And Marvin Lewis? He can't even keep the Bungles under control; what makes you think he could keep our massive egos in check?!
RavenKen

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jan 3, 2008
I hope Rex gets a job but not with us. Players may want to play for him but that is just part of the equation. All year he showed that he was unable to make adjustments in the secondary to cover that weakness. People knew they could beat us with a pass because our coaches did not know how to compensate for missing starters. No, Rex is a nice guy but I don't want him as head coach.

Since: Sep 07

Midlothian, Virginia

#7 Jan 3, 2008
What I can't believe is that Bill Cowher is at 30% and Rex Ryan is at 29% in a fan's poll. Where did they take the fan's poll? Northern Garrett County?

Bill Cowher and Mike Martz are insane. Once the players tune out the jutting jaw and the St. Bernard like slobbering he does when he yells, that's it. Cowher almost killed Big Ben last year. We've got enough people on the other team who want to kill our quarterbacks and we just fired a coach who's killed more quarterbacks than any other coach in NFL history. Why are fans asking for another one?

Since: Apr 07

Parkville

#8 Jan 3, 2008
The players want Rex Ryan. Most of the fans want Rex Ryan. Seems as if most everyone wants Rex Ryan. Only 1 question remains. Do the Ravens want Rex Ryan? Good fit for the Ravens too.

Since: Sep 07

Baltimore, MD

#9 Jan 3, 2008
Patrick wrote:
There are way too many questions about Garrett and McDaniels. Each has had some success as an offensive coordinator, but the have not done it consistently. Each was brilliant this year, but beforehand,neither was much to write home about. I think one of the primary reasons that this league goes through coaches like toilet paper is that owners target assistants who had one or two good years but in reality have not been around long enough to develop all the qualities needed of a good head coach. Look at Linehan and Marinelli. They were decent assitants who have been terrible as head coaches. Same with Mangini in New York for this year at least.
Guys like Rex Ryan had paid their dues and work their way up through the league. He knows the ins and outs of the NFL and how to relate and motivate players.
We are in a time of specialization - offense and defense. I don't like the way the redskins are doing it with strong coodinators on both sides of the ball but more like Indy where there is a strong O coordinator and an assistant D- coordinator to Indy's Dungy. I think the equation for going through a list of candidates should be is how a team (o or d) performed with the talent they had. A heavily talented team like NE does not impress on the O side of the ball but a team like Dallas where the talent is not that good but yet they produce says a lot about the coordinator - if that coordinator had control over play design, strategy, and calling. Interviews would be to see if the philosophy of the owner/front office is in sync with the prospective coach. I think that is why people want Cowher because of the smash mouth way of play - but he is wrong for the job. I want more intellect than Cowher brought to the job. All he did was motivate talent. Schottenheimer is really the other end of the spectrum. Very Smart coach that has a hard time motivating the players to step it up. Ryan knows how to motivate but has proven he does not know how to coach. His inability to adjust on D to cover our secondary weaknesses is proof of that. No, Ryan is not a viable choice.
XXX

Falls Church, VA

#10 Jan 3, 2008
Come on Bisciotti - hire Rex already! You've done the first right move in canning Billick, now do the second correct move and HIRE REX! Rex will be a WINNING coach whose players will do anything asked by him. There is NO OTHER candidate better than Rex out there, so quite farting around and HIRE REX before he gets away and we are left with - "darn, we should've hired Rex!" Do it NOW and continue with your smart decisions Steve! Hire Rex!
Bob S

Augusta, ME

#11 Jan 3, 2008
The Ravens should hire Rachel Nichols. We'd be the talk of the NFL.
Mike

Baltimore, MD

#12 Jan 3, 2008
My vote is for Rex too. I am not sure it would be a good idea though to hire Rex's brother Rob as a defensive coordinator because of the conflict of interest thing. If things go badly, the family thing could make it ugly. I am sure Rob would make a great Defensive coordinator on another team.
bpmurr

Baltimore, MD

#13 Jan 3, 2008
XXX, they have to interview a minority canidate first. May the best man win!
veedub

Englewood, CO

#16 Jan 3, 2008
Ravenshero wrote:
there is no what if Brady would've threw a bomb, they were in NO position to do that with the time on the play clock and personnell they had on offense. Learn the game of football then make comments bud!
Excuse me?
Learn the game of football?

Reading > You

I was not insinuating that Brady was about to drop back and throw a bomb down field on us. It was painfully obvious that he was going to sneak it. Rex knew that and did not like the defensive set he had on the field, and that's why he called the timeout. IMO, you cannot fault him for that at all. The fact that we stopped him is irrelevant. Had Brady had picked up the first, Rex would've looked like a genius.

I'm not saying Rex should get the HC job, but blaming him for the Pats loss is retarded.
1ravensfan

AOL

#17 Jan 3, 2008
please don't hire MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER. HE SI STUBBORN AS HELL AND THE OFFENSE WILL BE BORING AS HELL. HE CHOKES IN THE PLAYOFFS AND IS A BORING CHOICE. REX RYAN HAS WATCHED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THE OFFENSE SELL OUT HIS DEFENSE-WHO IS MOR EAGER TO SEE AN OFFENSE COMPLIMENT HIS DEFENSE THAN REX RYAN? YOU KEEP HIM- BUT INSIST INPUT ON A STRONG OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR. THE RAVENS DEFENSE HAS BEEN THE ABSOUTE BEST OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. SO WHAT IF WE HAVE EGOS ON THE TEAM-THAT IS WHY WE ARE ALWAYS TOPPED RANKED BECAUSE EVERYBODY BELIEVES THEY ARE THE BEST AT THEIR POSITION. RAY LEWIS HATERS-SHUT UP!!!HE IS BY FAR THE MOST CONSISTENT LINEBACKER OF HIS GENERATION-REMEMBER BRIAN URLACHER? OVER RATED THATS WHY HIS DEFENSE STINKS!!!! APPRECIATE GREATNESS HE WILL BE LEAVING SOON AND THE STUPID PEOPLE ON THIS PAGE WILL CRY ABOUT THE DEFENSE PUMMELING TO 27TH IN THE LEAGUE. REX RYAN IS RESPECTED-BILLICK WAS INCOMPETENT-THATS WHY REX IS THE ONLY FIT.
Master Billick

Orlando, FL

#18 Jan 3, 2008
XXX wrote:
Come on Bisciotti - hire Rex already! You've done the first right move in canning Billick, now do the second correct move and HIRE REX! Rex will be a WINNING coach whose players will do anything asked by him. There is NO OTHER candidate better than Rex out there, so quite farting around and HIRE REX before he gets away and we are left with - "darn, we should've hired Rex!" Do it NOW and continue with your smart decisions Steve! Hire Rex!
You have no idea what you are asking for. We need to improve the offensive game and Rex has no clue how to do it, he would likely stick with Boller and his short throws/ interceptions. Hire Rex only if you can bring Mike Martz (currently out of a job) as an offensive coordinator. Otherwise, bring someone with an established winning record.
CentralcityRaven

Johnstown, PA

#19 Jan 3, 2008
Yeah right, he has not shown he can control his team. I believe that the arrest rate for the Bungles is up to like 9 or 10!!!!!!!!! We need someone who can tighten the reigns on this team.!!!!!!!!!
Ryan wrote:
Does not deserve to be a coach of this team. His assical call of a fourth-down timeout against the Patriots during their final game-winning drive, in which we stopped them, constitutes one of many of his coaching errs. Now, if we could have the opportunity to get Marvin Lewis back: there's opportunity.
chris

United States

#20 Jan 3, 2008
With the old guard still on the roster it seems as though Rex would do best. Ray lewis, Ogden, are just a few big names that are at the end of there careers and might do better with rex then with someone new. A two or three year deal is what Ryan should be offered.
Ryan

Springfield, VA

#21 Jan 3, 2008
CentralCityRaven, um when does legal control come under the NFL -- except in Philadelphia. Goodell has really screwed up this league
XXX

Falls Church, VA

#22 Jan 3, 2008
Master Billick wrote:
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You have no idea what you are asking for. We need to improve the offensive game and Rex has no clue how to do it, he would likely stick with Boller and his short throws/ interceptions. Hire Rex only if you can bring Mike Martz (currently out of a job) as an offensive coordinator. Otherwise, bring someone with an established winning record.
It's you who has no clue! Rex would hire an Offensive Coordinator to run the Raven's offense; Rex will stick to the defensive side. Anyway - how the heck do you know that Rex will "stick with Boller and throw short throws"? Rex is not stupid or stubborn and arrogant like Billick is! Rex will make adjustments and play WINNING football! Rex's defensive stats prove my point - look them up!

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