Originally written September 27, 2012 on Football Nation:
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When Darrelle Revis lay on the turf at Sun Life Stadium Sunday clutching his knee in pain, the worst fears of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan were being realized.  But in a strange twist, the season ending injury to the star cornerback may in fact have been a blessing in disguise for the bombastic Ryan, whose bold predictions of Super Bowl victories in the past have helped to fuel high expectations for the Jets.Now in his 4th season with the Jets, Ryan's teams have failed to live up to those expectations, coming close in 2009 and 2010 by reaching the AFC Championship Game, but failing to make the playoffs in 2011.  In most cities, that would be enough to ensure some level of job security, but not in New York, where the success of their rivals, the 4-time champion Giants and the 3-time champion Patriots, casts a very long shadow. After missing the playoffs in 2011 with a disappointing 8-8 record, and amid admissions that he may have lost the pulse of last year's team, Ryan ...
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