After watching than waste of time press conference with Rex and Tanny something has been bugging me about something that Rex said .He said he didn't realise that there was so little team spirit .
Hold on a second , your our HC and the TEAM is your job ,not offense ,not defence , not ST but the whole friggin team . Could he not see the warning signs ?
He had a massive hint from early in the season from the guy who was seen helping Mark Sanchez in HARD KNOCKS ... no not Schotty but Joe Namath . Remember how close Joe looked to Rex and the orginisation as a whole and this year he was shot down by our HC . But why did Rex shoot Joe down?
Joe at the time was quoated as saying " It starts at the top. Coach Rex Ryan, he’s been doing a great job, getting us
to two conference championship games, but there’s one thing about the athlete:
You keep telling him how good he is, he’s going to start believing it to the
point that he may not be preparing quite the way he should. He may be losing
some respect for the other team.”
Seem like Joe was spot on but instead of taking a look at what joe was saying Rex's reply was this “I’m not going to change who I am because Joe Namath said something,” Ryan said.
“Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we’ll have him as a backup
But you know what? He doesn’t know our team. He’s on the outside.
Even though he’s a Jet, and once you’re a Jet, you’re always a Jet, but he’s on
This last part is a very telling statement from Rex Ryan . He is saying that joe doesn't know because he isn't around the team every day .Now this is where i have the problem with Rex Ryan . The back and forth between Joe and Rex was back in September when things could have been changed for the better . Rex ended up admitting that he was more on the outside looking in . To me that is unforgivable especilly after getting a warning so early in the season .
Is this not a complete failure from our HC ? Is he really a HC or just a glorified DC wearing the HC jacket .I know the vast majority on GGN think Rex is a good HC but can we as fans let mistakes like that slide ?
I'm sure most on here have probably forgotton the back and forth between the two but who has been proved right ? Joe Namath had his finger more on the pulse of our team from the outside than Rex did from the inside , and then we as fans wonder where it all went wrong . Hunter , Smith and schotty are the main culprits for what happened but i think Rex is a lot bigger part of the problem than most of us realise . Unless Rex changes his stubborn ways of doing thing then we are screwed . Maybe this will happen but just to remind you what Rex said
“I’m not going to change who I am because Joe Namath said something"
Lets hope he does change because if he doesn't Schotty could be our new HC