Rex Ryan era could be ending swiftly in New York

If the Geno Smith experiment is a failure, does Rex Ryan deserve another shot?

12/2/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Dec 1, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks off the field after losing to the Miami Dolphins 23-3 following a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsAt the beginning of this season, the narrative around the Jets was that if they missed the playoffs, the only excuse for Rex Ryan keeping his job would be if Geno Smith's play was the best excuse.

Now, Geno Smith is quickly losing his starting QB job, and Ryan isn't sure whether he'll even be the starter next week.

Some viewed the Jets' win-loss-win-loss pattern at the beginning of the season as some sort of miracle, since the Jets were projected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL. Now that they've fallen to 5-7 with three straight losses, people are starting to realize the Jets might just be as bad as we thought they were.

So if this season ends with a 5-11 or 6-10 record, should the Jets hold on to Ryan again, or give him his walking papers?

Overall, Rex Ryan has done pretty well with the Jets despite an alarming lack of offensive talent, particularly at the QB position. It would be interesting to see what he would be able to do with a competent offensive coordinator and an offense that actually has some pieces to work with.

Until then, we might be witnessing the end of the Rex Ryan era in New York.
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