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Rex Ryan deserves to keep his job beyond this season

10/21/13 in NFL   |   patrickhoffman3530   |   122 respect

Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan shown on the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsComing into this season, everyone thought that the New York Jets were going to be the laughing stock of the NFL.

How could people not think that? The team was coming off a 6-10 season, going into this year with a rookie quarterback, were going to be without perhaps their best player Darrelle Revis because of the fact they traded him and last but not least, Rex Ryan was still the team’s head coach.

Seven games later and one game behind the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East. Thanks to Sunday’s 30-27 win over the New England Patriots, the Jets, at 4-3, have a winning record and are playing meaningful football games.

Obviously, it is right to give a lot of the credit to the players. Rookie quarterback, Geno Smith, though still learning the NFL game on the job, is getting the job done and showing a lot of poise which field goal kicker Nick Folk continues to come through in the clutch.

Speaking of the players, the team’s defense, thought not at their best this season, continues to get the job done when they need to. The Jets managed to hold Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady to 228 passing yards, no touchdowns, and even forced him to throw an interception in the third quarter.

With all of that said, however, Ryan deserves a ton of credit for what has been going on this season for the Jets. Ryan could have come into this season knowing that with a new general manager at the helm (John Idzik), his time could very well be up at the end of the season.

Instead, Ryan came into this season with a positive attitude and got his players to once again buy into his system. His system, made mostly of timely defense and offensive points, has worked out well so far and is one of the reasons why the Jets are 4-3 this season.

Ryan also deserves credit for showing some faith in his rookie quarterback. In a huge 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in week five, Ryan let Smith have control of the offense and it worked out perfectly as Smith had perhaps his best game of his young career.

Ryan should be commended for not giving in. At the beginning of the season, everyone in the media had this team written off and ready to have them as the worst team in the entire league.

Instead of letting that impact him and his players, Ryan pushed that all aside and got himself and his team to do their job. By doing their job and focusing on one game at a time, he has the Jets just one game behind in their division.

While the Jets still have a lot of football left to play and many different things can happen, if anything, Ryan deserves to keep his job for at least one more season.
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