I was in attendance for the Jets victory against the Raiders and although it might not have been the prettiest game, or the warmest, Gang Green prevailed. Head Coach Rex Ryan is desperate for wins down the stretch because 2014 is definitely not guaranteed for the defensive mastermind. In order to come back, Rex and his team are going to have to finish strong and show John Idzik that he is worth bringing back. Which I think he is as long as he continues to give more attention to his offense, especially in the draft.
This offense is pretty inept, if you haven't seen them play. Jeremy Kerley is the offense's best playmaker and he wouldn't be the second receiver on a lot of teams. Idzik and Rex need to focus on drafting stud weapons in May, and need to make sure that they do not draft duds or projects. By now I feel safe putting Stephen Hill in the former category. The Jets haven't drafted an offensive player in the first round since… wait for it… NICK MANGOLD! Offense is without a doubt the priority in the front office and Rex will have to live with that, whether he likes it or not.
If the Jets do not perform well during this final stretch of the season I do think there will be a new man in town running the Jets. Both Rex and Idzik know the latter is in charge and he is not afraid to sack Rex. In a perfect world, Rex would be demoted to defensive coordinator and he would only have to focus on defense, which he seems to do anyway. Idzik would find a worthy candidate and give him the reins. However, that would never happen so for any Jets fans thinking this is a viable option, let me verbally smack this silly idea out of your head.
This offseason the Jets will part ways with team cancer Santonio Holmes, whom I doubt is a good influence on the other players in the locker room. Some more veteran leadership needs to be brought in to help bring this locker room together. Garrard and Reed are fill those roles but even more are needed, especially with a young quarterback. I do think Rex Ryan will be back for another year in New York but some major changes need to be had this offseason.
Think Rex will be gone?
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