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Rex Ryan for 5 Years Has Been - Well - Average


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If the rumors are all correct we are getting ready for a 6th Rex Ryan year. I just wanted to throw this graphic up because some pro-Rex people have felt that the best way to assess how good Rex Ryan has been as a coach is to compare him to past Jet Head Coaches (he looks pretty good in that light). While other, con-Rex Ryan folks (and I think count myself about 40% pro, 60% con with lots of qualifications), don't want to compare Rex's tenure to the many losing seasons the Jets have had, but rather to the NFL itself. They want a top coach, not an average coach. Well, with a just about .500 record it might be reasonable to guess that Rex's 5 years have been average. But just to create a touch point I put a little data together of all NFL coaches coaching for 5 years or more, from 1960 on, just to see where Rex's regular season win percentage ranks in the history of the league. It isn't much of a surprise perhaps that it is right where average is for these coaches.

I'm not making a big point here - and this isn't really anti-Rex - but it is always good to pull back and get a little perspective. For NFL history guys it might be interesting to see what other names Ryan falls near (hey, there is Buddy), which names he is above (hey Herm), and who he is below (Dennis Green). Maybe others will enjoy this perspective.

Here is the complete list:

coach years Games Wins Losses Ties win %
John Madden 10 142 103 32 7 0.763
George Allen 12 168 116 47 5 0.712
Blanton Collier 8 112 76 34 2 0.691
Don Shula+ 33 490 328 156 6 0.678
Tony Dungy 13 208 139 69 0 0.668
Sean Payton 7 106 70 36 0 0.66
Bill Belichick 19 303 198 105 0 0.653
John Harbaugh 6 95 62 33 0 0.653
George Seifert 11 176 114 62 0 0.648
Mike McCarthy 8 127 81 45 1 0.643
Mike Smith 6 95 60 35 0 0.632
Mike Tomlin 7 111 70 41 0 0.631
Mike Martz 6 85 53 32 0 0.624
Bill Cowher 15 240 149 90 1 0.623
Bud Grant 18 259 158 96 5 0.622
Joe Gibbs 16 248 154 94 0 0.621
Marty Schottenheimer 21 327 200 126 1 0.613
Bill Walsh 10 152 92 59 1 0.609
Tom Landry+ 29 418 250 162 6 0.607
Mike Sherman 6 96 57 39 0 0.594
Mike Holmgren 17 272 161 111 0 0.592
Andy Reid 15 239 141 97 1 0.592
John Rauch 5 70 40 28 2 0.588
Hank Stram 17 238 131 97 10 0.575
Don Coryell 14 195 111 83 1 0.572
Bill Parcells+ 19 303 172 130 1 0.57
Chuck Noll+ 23 342 193 148 1 0.566
Wade Phillips 12 145 82 63 0 0.566
Lovie Smith 9 144 81 63 0 0.563
Marv Levy 17 255 143 112 0 0.561
Mike Ditka+ 14 216 121 95 0 0.56
Chuck Knox 22 334 186 147 1 0.559
Joe Schmidt+ 6 84 43 34 7 0.558
Brian Billick 9 144 80 64 0 0.556
Jimmy Johnson 9 144 80 64 0 0.556
John Fox 12 191 106 85 0 0.555
Mike Shanahan 20 307 170 137 0 0.554
Raymond Berry+ 6 87 48 39 0 0.552
Pete Carroll 8 127 70 57 0 0.551
Tom Coughlin 18 287 157 130 0 0.547
Jerry Burns 6 95 52 43 0 0.547
Dennis Green 13 207 113 94 0 0.546
Jim Mora 15 231 125 106 0 0.541
Chuck Fairbanks 6 85 46 39 0 0.541
Jon Gruden 11 176 95 81 0 0.54
Bobby Ross 9 137 74 63 0 0.54
Jack Del Rio 9 131 73 63 0 0.537
Dan Reeves 23 357 190 165 2 0.535
Jeff Fisher 19 293 156 136 1 0.534
Jack Pardee 11 164 87 77 0 0.53
Allie Sherman 8 112 57 51 4 0.528
Tom Flores 12 184 97 87 0 0.527
Brad Childress 5 74 39 35 0 0.527
Mike Holovak 9 108 52 47 9 0.525
Dick Vermeil 15 229 120 109 0 0.524
John Robinson 9 143 75 68 0 0.524
Jim Fassel 7 112 58 53 1 0.523
Ron Meyer 9 104 54 50 0 0.519
Art Shell+ 7 108 56 52 0 0.519
Rex Ryan 5 79 41 38 0 0.519
Steve Mariucci 9 139 72 67 0 0.518
Ray Malavasi 6 85 44 41 0 0.518
Bum Phillips 11 159 82 77 0 0.516
Marvin Lewis 11 175 89 85 1 0.511
John Ralston 5 70 34 33 3 0.507
Wally Lemm 10 135 64 64 7 0.5
Buddy Ryan 7 111 55 55 1 0.5
Charley Winner 7 93 44 44 5 0.5
Wayne Fontes 9 133 66 67 0 0.496
Mike Tice 5 65 32 33 0 0.492
Lou Saban 16 201 95 99 7 0.49
Gary Kubiak 8 125 61 64 0 0.488
Dave Wannstedt 11 169 82 87 0 0.485
Sam Rutigliano 7 97 47 50 0 0.485
Nick Skorich 7 98 45 48 5 0.484
Norv Turner 15 237 114 122 1 0.483
Joe Walton 7 111 53 57 1 0.482
Ted Marchibroda 12 186 87 98 1 0.47
Forrest Gregg+ 11 161 75 85 1 0.469
Ken Whisenhunt 6 96 45 51 0 0.469
Ray Rhodes 5 80 37 42 1 0.468
Jerry Glanville 9 129 60 69 0 0.465
Dick Nolan 11 156 69 82 5 0.457
Walt Michaels 6 87 39 47 1 0.453
Sam Wyche 12 191 84 107 0 0.44
Jim Haslett 7 108 47 61 0 0.435
Monte Clark 8 119 51 67 1 0.432
Chan Gailey 5 80 34 46 0 0.425
Jim Hanifan 7 93 39 53 1 0.424
Dick Jauron 10 142 60 82 0 0.423
Herman Edwards 8 128 54 74 0 0.422
Leeman Bennett 8 119 50 69 0 0.42
Alex Webster 5 70 29 40 1 0.42
Dennis Erickson 6 96 40 56 0 0.417
Rich Kotite 6 96 40 56 0 0.417
Eric Mangini 5 80 33 47 0 0.413
Tommy Prothro 7 88 35 51 2 0.407
Bart Starr+ 9 131 52 76 3 0.406
Jack Christiansen+ 5 67 26 38 3 0.406
Norm Van Brocklin+ 13 173 66 100 7 0.398
Vince Tobin 5 71 28 43 0 0.394
Bruce Coslet 9 124 47 77 0 0.379
Dom Capers 8 128 48 80 0 0.375
Lindy Infante 6 96 36 60 0 0.375
Jack Patera 7 94 35 59 0 0.372
Jim Schwartz 5 79 29 50 0 0.367
Mike McCormack+ 6 81 29 51 1 0.363
Ray Perkins 8 117 42 75 0 0.359
Dan Henning 7 112 38 73 1 0.342
Romeo Crennel 6 83 28 55 0 0.337
John McKay 9 133 44 88 1 0.333
Bill McPeak 5 70 21 46 3 0.313
Harland Svare 7 74 21 48 5 0.304
Joe Bugel 5 80 24 56 0 0.3
Marion Campbell 9 115 34 80 1 0.298
David Shula 5 71 19 52 0 0.268

And please, readers don't make a big deal about how this data is assembled, I did it for fun. If you don't like it just make your own fan post with the data you'd like to present. And as always, these are hand-collected stats, there may be errors.

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