The J-E-T-S suck suck suck… they have sucked for a long time… but they have not always sucked. In fact, they actually won a couple of division titles — even while Tom Brady was in the division. Yes, it was still a long time ago, but it happened.
Rex Ryan led the team to TWO AFC Championship games. Since that last appearance, the team has had ONE winning season (in 2015). New coach Robert Saleh has just two wins.
Rex Ryan is now ‘pissed’ about comparisons between the two.
“Don’t ever compare this Robert Saleh guy to me,” Ryan said. “Statistically, one time they were a top defense. Four out of five times, they were dead last in their division. … They are going to be dead last again, so he’s going to be used to that. To me, I am a little pissed off about it when I heard his background is a lot like yours. No, it isn’t. No, it isn’t.”
He did not stop there.
“This guy is supposed to be a defensive guru … I take it personal. … Everything I heard was, ‘This guy is a lot like myself, but without the bad part’,” Ryan said in an interview on ESPN Radio. “Some of the bad part you need, because this team doesn’t want to play with any damn heart. That’s the thing that is disappointing to me.”
Under Saleh, the Jets are last in the NFL in points per game allowed (32.9) and yards per game allowed (417.1) In his four season as defensive coordinator with the 49ers, the team finished 25th, 28th, 8th and 17th in points per game.
“This is a horrendous defense,” Ryan said. “Now they are going to say, ‘We never had our safeties.’ So, what? Everybody has a million injuries, let alone an above safety you are missing. I remember playing without five corners [one season], it never looked like this. I think we were fifth in the league in defense that year.”
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