Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/4/14
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Well, add another story to the 2012-13 New York Jets. They’ve been in the spotlight all season with the QB situation, among other things, and now they’re once again leading the headlines heading into week 17. (AP Photo) This time it’s Rex Ryan. Finishing up his fourth season as the head coach, Rex Ryan reportedly wants to be fired if Jets’ management doesn’t correct things on offense for the team moving forward. For years, the Jets defense has been respectable, carrying the load of the offense. First the blame was on former Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer who left to St. Louis. Then the team brought in Tony Sparano, and the offense looked even worse. It’s time for the Jets to admit that they just don’t have the pieces to be the dominant offense that the NFL needs to produce a winner, and Rex Ryan knows that. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Ryan has said that he’d be open to getting fired if the problems weren’t corrected and they brought in some legit weapons. Mehta writes: Rex Ryan may be staging his exit after a second consecutive forgettable season if Jets owner Woody Johnson isn’t willing to invest more money into revamping the team’s struggling offense. The Daily News has learned that Ryan, the swashbuckling point man who dominated the headlines for the past four seasons, has intimated to “anyone who will listen” that he would be better off getting fired if Johnson isn’t willing to rectify player personnel and coaching issues on offense, according to sources. It’s unlikely that Johnson would fire Ryan, who has two years and more than $6 million remaining on his contract. However, sources told The News that Ryan has not been given assurances about his job security three days before the season finale against the Bills on Sunday.Ryan declined comment about his future when reached by The News. “If Woody’s not willing to do what it takes to fix the team, then (Ryan) knows he’s better off being fired,” a team source said. “If Woody is willing to eat some money and spend to get us out of this mess, then it’s worth staying.” The Jets are in bad shape. They strive to be the ground-and-pound team that helped get them to two consecutive AFC Championship games, but they don’t have the weapons to do so in the run game with Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell. They have yet to bring in a top-tier back, and it hasn’t helped. They have also had issues on the offensive line as well as wide receiver and as we all know – the quarterback position. Things need to get righted quickly, or Rex may be gone. His primary focus has been on the defensive side of the ball, leaving the offense to his offensive staff, but his power-play here indicates that he is sick of what they have now. It will take more than one off-season to build an offense, but a few pieces here or there wouldn’t hurt- and it may keep Ryan in town. We’ll see what happens, but when a guy is saying he’d rather be fired than deal with the cards he’s been given – how badly does he really want the job?   Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Editor-in-Chief – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK The post Report: Rex Ryan wants to be fired if Jets Management does nothing to the offense appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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