January 2, 2012

Rex Ryan Needs to Shut Up, Once and For All

By - Kris Fletcher

The New York Jets once again failed to fulfill Rex Ryan's pledge to win the Super Bowl with Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

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The Jets came into the game needing a win along with losses by three other teams to reach the playoffs. Instead, they finished the season with three consecutive defeats, a big step backward for a squad that reached the AFC championship game each of the last two years.

Ryan said he didn't regret his guarantee, even if his team fell way short of his prediction.

"I'm always going to chase the Super Bowl," Ryan said. "I know I get criticized for it beyond belief, but if you don't, then you're probably a loser, okay? I'm not a loser."

Actually, I beg to differ.

Grant you, my opinion on anything New York Jets-related is bias to begin with because I'm a Patriots fan. But be that as it may, in each of Ryan's three seasons as head coach, he's guaranteed a title. A title that he's yet to deliver. As a matter of fact, he hasn't even delivered a single division crown in that time span. New England has won it all three years.

So yeah, all signs point to him being a loser.

Ryan and his band of misfits have run their mouths more than any other team in the NFL over the last three seasons, and they've yet to back it up.

Of course, there's plenty of blame to go around. From their sorry defense to their trash bag of a starting quarterback. However, the real problem is Rex Ryan himself.

See, you're not a player ya loud mouth, you're a coach, and it's long time you started acting like one. It's pretty apparent that the way you go about doing things isn't ever going to get the job done, so when all else fails, try fresh tactics.

What kind you ask?

Basically, you should heed Brandon Jacobs' advice. "Time to shut up, fat boy."


  1. Jets made it to the AFC title game two years in a row, so no, he's not a loser dude.

  2. Didn't this "loser" and his boys knock your team out of the playoffs last year? :)

  3. Can't stand Rex or the Jets, so I'm glad they're out of it. Equally as great, his brother and the Cowboys didn't make it either, so NO RYAN'S in the playoffs.

  4. His mouth finally wrote a check that his teams ass couldnt cash. 3 years ago I liked the way he talked smack. Now it has gotten old. The team is average at best so hes really just wasting his time trying to talk them up. Sanchez is not the answer at quarterback. They need to sign a veteran free agent and draft a youngster for that veteran to groom for the future.

  5. I personally love Rex Ryan. I think your bias is causing you to miss the point of his outspokenness, Fletch.

    I like that he's confident enough to call a Super Bowl victory before the season - this is after all the first of 3 season where he hasn't made the playoffs. I'm sure his players love him for instilling confidence. Plus, he's in New York where the media (including national media) eat him up. I think he's great for the sport.

    Lastly, I think he's a much better face of the his own franchise than guys like Elway are for their franchise. I'd much rather have a guy who displays full confidence of his team, no matter how good or bad, than have a guy like Elway talking bad about the QB who got his team into the playoffs.

  6. Adam B. - Real funny.

    Todd - I think at this point even his players are probably sick of his antics. The season is hard enough without him adding even more pressure to them by guaranteeing they'll win the Super Bowl year-in and year-out. Obviously that type of "motivation" has yet to inspire them to actually do it.