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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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Since: Dec 07

Woodstock, MD

#43 Jan 3, 2008
Master Billick wrote:
Ryan was just confirmed among the coaches who are going to be interviewed for the Dolphins vacant head coaching job:
1) Tony Sparano
2) Todd Haley
3) Maurice Carthon
4) Mike Tice
5) Rex Ryan
6) Leslie Frazier
Which do you think gets this job ?

Since: Dec 07

Woodstock, MD

#44 Jan 3, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>I'd like to hold Sage Steele's Jockey (tm) shorts. But I digress...
I don't know. I was dead set against Rex, but now I'm not so sure. I think he just might be the right guy for this job for this team. At least for the next two years. I absolutely believe that he'd be able to get the best play out of some of the older vets.
And as someone else pointed out...who MORE than Rex wants to see this offense improve? Who more than Rex has been burned year in and year out by the horrible Billick-poisoned offense?
And with regard to what he knows about offenses, every week his D prepared -- and usually dominated -- virtually every offense in the league. His D's were always among the top, while Billick's O's were always among the bottom. I think he'd turn over hell to bring in a top notch OC. And I think the owner has shown a willingness to pay. So what's the problem?
I'm not averse, however, to considering some of the hotshots like Garrett and Caldwell. And even some of the geezers, like Cowher and Marty. And maybe even Jimmie Johnson. Heck, I'd even give a nod to Vermeil.
But when it's all said and done, I think I'd give Rex a shot. Even in his sleep I think he'd be better than Billick.
Who is at the top of your list as of this date ? Why ? Also i noticed no mention of Belichick prototype,J. McDaniels
GHT

Portland, OR

#45 Jan 3, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>I'd like to hold Sage Steele's Jockey (tm) shorts. But I digress...
I don't know. I was dead set against Rex, but now I'm not so sure. I think he just might be the right guy for this job for this team. At least for the next two years. I absolutely believe that he'd be able to get the best play out of some of the older vets.
And as someone else pointed out...who MORE than Rex wants to see this offense improve? Who more than Rex has been burned year in and year out by the horrible Billick-poisoned offense?
And with regard to what he knows about offenses, every week his D prepared -- and usually dominated -- virtually every offense in the league. His D's were always among the top, while Billick's O's were always among the bottom. I think he'd turn over hell to bring in a top notch OC. And I think the owner has shown a willingness to pay. So what's the problem?
I'm not averse, however, to considering some of the hotshots like Garrett and Caldwell. And even some of the geezers, like Cowher and Marty. And maybe even Jimmie Johnson. Heck, I'd even give a nod to Vermeil.
But when it's all said and done, I think I'd give Rex a shot. Even in his sleep I think he'd be better than Billick.
I tend to agree. Rex already has the attention of the whole defensive unit. If we can get an OC that can get us in the top 15 in offense, we'd be a force. We do need to control the dumb penalties though, discipline was bad on D many times with Rex, so that's an issue.
Master Billick

Orlando, FL

#46 Jan 3, 2008
Cornell wrote:
<quoted text>Which do you think gets this job ?
I suspect the Tuna will choose Mike Tice...
Master Billick

Orlando, FL

#47 Jan 3, 2008
Cornell wrote:
<quoted text>Who is at the top of your list as of this date ? Why ? Also i noticed no mention of Belichick prototype,J. McDaniels
Hire someone young like McDaniels and Ray's dislocated finger may become a 2008 season-ending injury.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#48 Jan 3, 2008
Cornell wrote:
<quoted text>Who is at the top of your list as of this date ? Why ? Also i noticed no mention of Belichick prototype,J. McDaniels
Rex is at the top for the reasons I stated in my post. I'm not a big McDaneils fan for two reasons -- his play calling got a lot of heat last year for being too conservative (just what we DON'T need), and this year, his success was similar to Billick's when he was OC with the Vikes -- SO much talent, even a moron like Billick could succeed. I'm not calling McDaniels a moron; I'm just saying the talent factor in N.E. is unreal. And that's not the kind of coach I'd recommend. It's similar with Garrett, but he's done more QB development than McDaniels. Of the young guns, I think I'd go with Caldwell from Indy, but I think he's going to get scarfed up by Atlanta. So when I look at the big picture, I'd go with: 1. Rex 2 Caldwell 3. Cowher

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#49 Jan 3, 2008
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>I tend to agree. Rex already has the attention of the whole defensive unit. If we can get an OC that can get us in the top 15 in offense, we'd be a force. We do need to control the dumb penalties though, discipline was bad on D many times with Rex, so that's an issue.
Yep. We're definitely on the same page.
John

Halethorpe, MD

#50 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. Now, if we could have the opportunity to get Marvin Lewis back: there's opportunity.
Ryan,

Marvin Lewis??? Have you been reading the sports pages? In 5 years he has three 8-8 years, a 7-9 year and one 11-5 year (2005). He initially revived a dying franchise but now it is slipping back into intensive care thanks to a nearly fatal case of "knuckleheadism." Billick's record was superior and his players were not nearly in court as much Marvin's. Is this the "new direction" you want?

Now tell me again how much you want Marvin back.
cesar

Upper Marlboro, MD

#51 Jan 3, 2008
Skay, Caldwell is intriguing. He doesn't have a bunch of HC experience, but the Dungy tree does well (See Herm Edwards, Tomlin, Lovie Smith, jury still out on Marinelli). I also Like Dungy's D cordinator Ron Meeks as a HC candidate and Colts secondary coach, Alan Williams as a potential D Cordinator. I think he does a lot with a little and who else to teach our guys that Tampa 2 that everyone runs. Also like Russ Grimm. He would help our O-Line immediately and brings that toughness on offense that we've been missing. I also think Alex Gibbs, the O-line coach in Oakland, should get consideration as a O-cordinator. His system works. Wherever he goes (Denver, Atlanta, Oakland) the line and running game are tops in the league.
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>Rex is at the top for the reasons I stated in my post. I'm not a big McDaneils fan for two reasons -- his play calling got a lot of heat last year for being too conservative (just what we DON'T need), and this year, his success was similar to Billick's when he was OC with the Vikes -- SO much talent, even a moron like Billick could succeed. I'm not calling McDaniels a moron; I'm just saying the talent factor in N.E. is unreal. And that's not the kind of coach I'd recommend. It's similar with Garrett, but he's done more QB development than McDaniels. Of the young guns, I think I'd go with Caldwell from Indy, but I think he's going to get scarfed up by Atlanta. So when I look at the big picture, I'd go with: 1. Rex 2 Caldwell 3. Cowher
cesar

Upper Marlboro, MD

#52 Jan 3, 2008
**Correction: Alex Gibbs is not the O-line coach in Oakland, just a consultant. They use his system. And since the Raiders finshed 6th in rushing his system still works.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#53 Jan 3, 2008
cesar wrote:
Skay, Caldwell is intriguing. He doesn't have a bunch of HC experience, but the Dungy tree does well (See Herm Edwards, Tomlin, Lovie Smith, jury still out on Marinelli). I also Like Dungy's D cordinator Ron Meeks as a HC candidate and Colts secondary coach, Alan Williams as a potential D Cordinator. I think he does a lot with a little and who else to teach our guys that Tampa 2 that everyone runs. Also like Russ Grimm. He would help our O-Line immediately and brings that toughness on offense that we've been missing. I also think Alex Gibbs, the O-line coach in Oakland, should get consideration as a O-cordinator. His system works. Wherever he goes (Denver, Atlanta, Oakland) the line and running game are tops in the league.
<quoted text>
IT all sounds good, Cesar. Really -- all these people running around saying that there's nobody out there to take Billick's place are ridiculous.
Rob

Las Vegas, NV

#54 Jan 4, 2008
John, if Busciotti and Newsome could somehow convince Jimmy Johnson to give up fox and get another ring.... The Ravens would be a dominant team next year.. no doubt.That would instantly put fear into all AFC teams... especially if we replace the corners.... any 2 of these Micheal or Malcolm Jenkins, Justin King, Dominique Rodgers Cromartie, Antoine Cason ,Aquib Talib + Jimmy Johnson= AFC championship if not superbowl...but if it never happens it could mean AFC championship with another coach...Caldwell Chudzinski...a Ryan/ Martz or Schottenheimer/Cameron marriage might work

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#55 Jan 4, 2008
Hey Rob...I got a chance to watch Talib last night. WOW. That guy was all over the place on D, and right down the field on returns. He's got one helluvah motor.

And I could jump on the Jimmy Johnso bandwagon. Hair and all.

(As an aside -- one of the guys who works with Johnson made some sort of comment about his hair and all the stuff he uses on it. I laughed out loud.)

Since: Sep 07

United States

#56 Jan 7, 2008
Hiring Rex would be like going out with your fiance's sister after you broke off the wedding. It is a +++ million to one shot that it would work. Let Rex go work somewhere else. What we want, no need, is fresh blood all around. That is why Steve'o gave walking papers to everyone.

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