From the excellent Greg A. Bedard of the MMQB, here’s an interesting take on the state of the Jets:
As the narrative goes, Ryan is a dead coach walking. But the great thing about football is that perception doesn’t matter and reality plays out on the field for all to see. And this is the undeniable reality about the Jets: Ryan and his staff can flat-out coach. They just don’t have enough players yet. And haven’t, really, since he’s been the Jets’ coach. For years this coaching staff inflated how good they really were; it wasn’t until last season when they truly struggled to make something out of nothing.
Bedard puts much of the blame for the Jets’ struggles on former general manager Mike Tannenbaum, but is impressed by some of the Jets young players. He suggests Ryan will be around for the long-haul and that next year’s team will be “on better footing”.
It’s well worth heading over there to read the whole thing.