Back to the Future: Your 2013 New York Jets

Jason Scherr - January 14, 2013

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.


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