Rex Ryan is starting to make us a little nervous with his grip on reality. Ryan has had a rough year and a half. He waltzed into New York in 2009 and off the wings of Eric Mangini, flew like an Eagle.
Ryan had his moments, no kissing of rings, going toe to toe with Bill Belichick and winning. However, all that is gone now and all there is a shadow of a coach who once stood so proud.
Ryan wouldn’t give on the subject of his defense, a long source of pride for the former defensive coordinator whose defense is a family heirloom.
When asked if he still felt his defense was a top NFL defense Ryan replied: “Not willing to concede anything,” via the Star-Ledger. Concede what? Are we talking to Buddy Ryan in 1986? Wake up Rex. The only way to get better is to acknowledge that you’re not good. He went on:
"It certainly looks that way right now," he said. "Not willing to concede anything though. Maybe we can still have some of those great games. Not willing to concede because I don’t know anything different."
The Jets are 19th in total defense and 26th in points allowed. Maybe it’s time to learn to concede.