Back to the Future: Your 2013 New York Jets

posted by: Jason Scherr | Jets Front Office | 9 comments

Back to the Future: Your 2013 New York Jets

It's no secret that the New York Jets have become a soap opera over the last few seasons. And if you would've happened to have checked the dial on Tuesday afternoon, you might have noticed that the Jets now compete for ratings against the likes of The Bold and the Beautiful, Days Of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless.

Head coach Rex Ryan (back from his tropical vacation) and owner Woody Johnson finally met with the media this week. And for all we know Woody took his DeLorean to Florham Park (he can afford it). A season-ending press conference somehow turned into the reincarnation of Rex's hiring just four years earlier.

Branded by the owner as a "new beginning", Woody McFly glowfully endorsed Biff Ryan as the head coach. And Biff even made the same promises (lies) that we heard when he took the head coaching position in 2009.

We're going to be the team that you don't want to play...(and show) that we are a dangerous football team. We're going to attack you from the minute that whistle blows (and) we're going to attack you on offense, defense and special teams. That's what I have to give the fans.

This comes as no surprise, as Rex has more hot air than Al Roker in the White House, but two things have substantially changed since Rex was initially brought on board:

1) Rex has lost all credibility as a head coach

2) The Jets are in far worse shape than they were four years ago

The Jets don't have a GM, or anyone that wants to be their GM. They don't have offensive coordinator. They don't have a defensive coordinator. They don't have a quarterback. They don't have a clue.

All they have is Rex.

Now, if there's anything positive to take away from Tuesday's presser, it's that Rex's Bravado was back. He seemed confident, determined and ready to work harder than ever before. But there's no reason to believe him this time around, when his career is unquestionably on the line and the job is going to be tougher than Jillian Michaels on a 325-pound financial advisor from Colorado.

Its boom or bust in 2013 for Rex, with no Mike Tannenbaum around to take the fall. Rex is even part of the search for a new GM, a rare and puzzling luxury for someone in his position. The circus show must go on.

Woody's chosen his date for the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, but it's going to take more than 1.21 gigawatts to right this ship.

Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself.


Check out Jason Scherr's sports blog at http://scherrthingsports.blogspot.com/

Tags: rex ryan, mike tannenbaum, woody johnson


  • Barcs – 01/14/2013 01:22:49 pm


  • skeleton_frames – 01/14/2013 02:10:46 pm

    This is as articulate a synopsis of the Jets that I've read, well done: "The Jets don't have a GM, or anyone that wants to be their GM. They don't have offensive coordinator. They don't have a defensive coordinator. They don't have a quarterback. They don't have a clue."

  • IIMeanDeanII – 01/14/2013 02:48:35 pm

    Why promote this crap on the front page? This article is horrible, also never heard of the writer before.

  • Barcs – 01/14/2013 04:26:42 pm

    It's typical as of late. Nothing is actually being said, it's just random speculation and bickering. Maybe one day we'll get an article about the actual search for GM and breaking down the pluses and minuses of each candidate and where they stand. Oh wait, that would involve actual thinking and analysis so we won't see that. :lol:

  • Christian – 01/14/2013 05:08:04 pm

    Something tells me Jason Scherr was dropped on his head repeatedly as a baby.

  • dcm1602 – 01/14/2013 06:50:31 pm

    4 years ago the jets had Schotty, Clemens as their starting QB (with Favre walking as a FA), and Tanny as their GM. Is it really worse?

  • jcluttrell – 01/15/2013 09:30:50 am

    It'd be nice if these front page articles were more about facts than opinions. If I wanted to read an article where someone shits on my team, I'll go read ESPN. 60% of that "article" is opinion. I wanted to read about the press conference, not someones shitty opinion.

  • Petrozza – 01/15/2013 10:34:53 am

    The official Jets website covers all press conferences with green and white blinders on. I don't see any point in copying and pasting that stuff here.

  • Barcs – 01/15/2013 02:17:30 pm

    Green and white blinders? In other words they tell it like it is without putting their personal opinions in everything? This article is terrible. There's no substance at all. That's what we're saying. You don't need to get on your knees for the Jets coaches, just give us some actual information. Anybody can complain nonstop. Poor taste...

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