Rex Ryan would bring a cockiness to t...

Rex Ryan would bring a cockiness to the Jets

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 17, 2009, titled Rex Ryan would bring a cockiness to the Jets. In it, Newsday reports that:

Who Rex Ryan is and the kind of attitude he might bring to the Jets was evident at a news conference last week.

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dud dew

Pottstown, PA

#1 Jan 17, 2009
:Cocky, confident, devil-may-care...."
Are you his press agent, or a semi-serious reporter, even if y'do work in the shallow end of the pool? Is your response hormonal?
How 'bout, "Almost-hominid, narrow-visioned, thuggish and essentially clueless about the nature of sports."
This wimpy coward in wolves clothing did not want to see how Tennessee's best would fare against his best - so he put out a chicken-little contract on Johnson, then bragged about what a great outcome it was when the kid RB was hurt, possibly while two or three of his thugs were trying their level best to break his spine, a chance they could cripple him for life.
You're tellin' us who you are, Toy-Department boy. This is an obvious great selection for you and the drunks who assault women at Jets games. Hide those women, hide the kids - Boss Thug, Jr., is comin' to town (curious his surly and socially-inept old man never took a swing at Mike Ditka, yes. Same fear of goin' up against the best?).
Great work by the Upper Class Twit and the Accountant - true to long-standing Jet tradition. New standards for classlessness sure to be set. And, hey, you can say you helped.
And the new owners of the paper are probably even now discussing a raise - hell, you're almost ready for Page Six....

United States

#2 Jan 18, 2009
Grow up Dud- Rex Ryan didn't SEND his players to go hurt anyone, nor were they intentionally trying to hurt him- they kept pushing after the whistle, something that happens about 30 times a game. He just happened to be in an awkward position.

And the girls at the JETS games loved the attention. Every girl wants a guy to spit on her, pour beer on her, and yell at her until she strips. That's not Rex Ryan's fault...
Wait a minute

Louisville, KY

#3 Jan 18, 2009
I agree that Ryan is a great defensive coach, but does that translate into a great head coach?
Also, because he will be the head coach, he won't have as much time to spend with JUST the defensive unit, and will most likely have to hire a defensive coordinator.
It's happened before. Marvin Lewis was a great defensive coordinator, but as a head coach, his defenses in Cincy have been horrible. Why is that? Because he isn't the defensive coordinator, he's the head coach.
This happens time and again, where the media and some meatball headed fans think that being good as a coordinator equates into being agood head coach. Brian Billick was supposed to be a genius offensive coordinator with Minn, but his Ravens teams were HORRIBLE offensively, and never improved much. Why? Again, because he wasn't the Offensive coordinator for them he was the head coach. The truth is that Marvin Lewis was more responsible for their Super Bowl win that year then Billick.

I like Ryan and his aggressive attitude and teachings. I'm just not sold that the defense will get better if he's not the defensive coordinator. This story would have more meaning if that was the position he was being hired for. But he's not.
Wait a minute

Louisville, KY

#4 Jan 18, 2009
Look at Bill Belicheck. Everyone praises him for his defensive genius, but it was Romeo Crennel who was the coordinator during the Super Bowl runs, and Crennel was hired as head coach of the Browns because of it. Belicheck wasn't coach of their defense, he was the head coach.
Now even if the head coach tells the Defensive coordinator what defense to run, it's still the coordinator who has the day in and day out relationship with the players. And in this story, the Ravens players were saying how they loved playing for HIM, their defensive coordinator, NOT their head coach. In fact, they never even mentioned their head coach. So while the Ravens players may enjoy their day in and day teachings and relationship with Ryan, the Jets won't. Because Ryan will be head coach, and they will be working day in and day out with some defensive coordinator of Ryans choosing. And if for some reason that coach doesn't gell with the players the way Ryan would, then nothing changes.

Again, he's going to be the head coach, NOT the defensive coordinator.
So this story is meaningless.
Wait a minute

Louisville, KY

#5 Jan 18, 2009
I guess the Cleveland Bro_wns are so putrid that you can't even mention their name without it being blocked, LOL. Now that's funny.

Newsday you are the most incompetent newspaper!
Jet Fan in SC

Bostic, NC

#6 Jan 18, 2009
Do the Jets really need cockiness? The Mets have it and look what it got them..........NOTHING.
What the Jets need is to finish games,the killer instinct!! How many games did they dominate the first half, only to look anemic in the second half. Call it the inability to adjust or whatever, they don't have it and sorely need it. Can Ryan instill that? let's hope so if they hire him, or else, it will be business as usual.


#7 Jan 18, 2009
jets G*Y! rex ryan would bring a c*ck to the jets F*GS!

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