I'll give Ryan credit for his talent and skill as a defensive coordinator. He clearly is very good ....... maybe superior ..... in his ability to put together a first-rate defense in the NFL. As to his ability to excel as a head coach ....... I think the jury is definitely out in this area. Ryan is growing increasingly suspect in his ability to exercise good judgement as a head coach ....... not only in his game-day decisions but also in his inarticulate ways of communicating to the press (and no doubt to his players as well).
The more one sees (and hears) Ryan, the less convincing he is in his attempt to be a head coach of an NFL team. His preparations for games are suspect and his game-day decisions are even more suspect. It's too bad that Woody is probably even more incompetent than Ryan because he (Woody) probably doesn't have a clue whatsoever that he made a bad decision in hiring Ryan. The Jets should cut their losses at the end of the season ........ declare this season a mistake and go after a real head coach.