PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 30: Head Coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets walks on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles during their preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
"I never look at it that way. I look at it as opportunity. (Host: Really?) Nah. Never. I could’ve gone other places that might not have had quite the pressure if you will, the scrutiny and all of that kind of stuff. Look, I know I’m a great coach and what makes me a great coach is the guys that coach with me and guys that play for me. Everything else this organization has for me. It’s hard for me to look at myself as not being successful. I don’t see that as even a possibility. One day, it might be 10 years from now or 15 years from now, when Woody Johnson wants to go a different direction then that’s fine but I’m going to tell you one thing, I have complete confidence in myself. Whatever it is, I will leave it to the experts to say if my job is on the line or whatever. I know one thing I’m going to give everything I have to this organization and I know the guys that coach with me will do the same thing and I believe our players will as well. We will add it up at the end of the season."
I really think that this is a really interesting subject as it seems to divide the Jets fan base. I am personally of the opinion that Mike T goes first and regardless of what happens this year, as long as he avoids a 2-14 type season, Rex Ryan will be here this time next year.
We need to look and be reasonable. Rex Ryan has been here three years and we have been to two AFC Championship games and never had a losing season. I think the manner in which we went down last year makes it seem a lot worse than a 8-8 season.
So far Rex Ryan has a winning % of .583, apart from Bill Parcells (.604 winning %) he has the best record as a head coach with the Jets. We have consistently competed in our thee years and although he has made some poor decisions with game management and personnel decisions, in the grand scheme of things he is highly successful.
We can't get ahead of ourselves, we have one Superbowl and that makes us impatient. I don't know what it would take for Rex Ryan to be fired after this season, and I don't expect it to happen. I don't even think we should be asking that question, Ryan has confidence in the Jets and I have confidence in him.