Oh Rex Ryan, you've outdone yourself once again.
Rex Ryan is undoubtedly one of the best defensive coaches in football. No matter how much you hate the guy, you have to give him credit, he knows how to coach a defense. But since receiving his first head coaching job with the New York Jets in 2009 and having to run an entire team, Ryan has had very little consistent success.
That is not to say he has not had any success, because he has. He led the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship appearances in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The success never lasted though, as the Jets would not win more than eight games or make the playoffs throughout the remainder of Ryan's tenure, with the final straw being a 4-12 finish for the 2014 season.
Ryan is now the head coach of another Patriot division rival, the Buffalo Bills. To make matters worse, he's back at his usual circus.
Rather than take an approach similar to that of the Patriots, one that involves hard work, extreme levels of preparation, and staying out of the spotlight, Ryan goes a totally different direction. He takes every possible opportunity to bash his opponent to the media in order to motivate his own team. He is constantly screwing around and never seems to have his teams ready to go when it is time to play big competition such as the New England Patriots.
That theme proved true yet again as the Patriots stomped all over Rex Ryan's Bills after a week of trash talk from the Buffalo coach and his players. He thought that rather than spending most of his time preparing his players for Sunday's game, firing his team up by trashing the Patriots day-after-day would guide them to a win. Wrong.
The Bills looked lost. They looked reckless. They looked undisciplined. Frankly, they looked terrible.
Much like his first two seasons with the Jets, Ryan's antics could work for a year or two in Buffalo. The problem is, his crap gets old, for everyone. Players stop responding to it and owners become tired of the constant chirping. Ryan has no clue how to run his team any other way, and the team hits bottom.
People are finally starting to come around to the fact that Rex Ryan the head coach is nothing more than a clown. The Bills may have success this year, and maybe even next year, but it will fall apart just like it did in New York. By the end, Ryan will be exposed, and his days as a head coach will be over.
By Jacob Young, @Jacob_BBS