Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/2/11
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With the way the NFL draft and the salary cap work, the NFL is built for the bad teams to get good and the good teams to remain the same.  That being said, it is the coaches that make the most difference.  The best coaches in the NFL are the ones who can find each player’s talent and put them in situations that will allow them to use that talent. When the Baltimore Ravens face the New York Jets on Sunday Night Football, two of the best young coaches will do their everything in their power to secure the win: John Harbaugh for the Ravens and Rex Ryan for the Jets. As you probably already know, Rex Ryan faces the vaunted Ravens defense that he coached from 1999-2008.  During his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens, the team never finished lower than sixth in total defense in any year.  After Baltimore chose to go with John Harbaugh as their head coach in 2008, Rex Ryan decided he wanted to be a head coach and left to join the Jets. But Rex forgot to realize something important: his mark left in Baltimore was so significant that it hasn’t faded one bit.  First-year defensive coordinator Chuck [...]
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