I'll make one thing clear. I want to fire Terry Bradway, fire Rex Ryan and fire John Idzik. We are not close to competing, we don't seem to have any long term structure and building through the draft is worthless when you have someone like Bradway in charge of your scouting department. Geno said it's tough to move on from a coach you love but as professional you have to do it, and change can be a good thing. However declining left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson doesn't seem to agree:
"We definitely love Rex and we'd love to have him another year," Ferguson said. "That feeling is throughout the whole locker room.
"At this point, everyone wants to find the perfect answer, but I don't know if there's a perfect answer," he continued. "But if we were just to clear everything out, I think that has its own issues with it. Who knows what that would bring? You have to make sure you analyze it all, the pros and cons of every decision."
"I don't think we're very far away," Ferguson said. "If we preserve what we have and just strategically make some switches here and there, we'd be far better off than trying to clear everything and start fresh."
I couldn't disagree with Ferguson more here. We are very far away. We need a quarterback, another receiver, 2 or 3 lineman, one outside linebacker, one inside linebacker, 2 corners and 1 safety before we even contemplate competing for a Superbowl.
I appreciate that you can't come out and throw your current coach under the bus, especially after spending over half a decade with him, but does he really think we're close and that by sticking with the current regime and making some "strategical" changes, we're all of a sudden going to become an elite unit.
Sorry D'Brickashaw, I have so much respect for you and the work you do in the community and the service you've given to the organization, but this regime is broken, this coaching staff doesn't work, the dynamic between the GM and HC doesn't work and you can't force Rex on a new GM, you just can't. Our scouting department is horrible and we need to rely on the draft to build a competitor.
For once, I agree with Geno Smith. Change could be the best thing for everyone involved.