Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/2/11

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Back in October as Rex Ryan’s New York Jets were preparing to face off against the San Diego Chargers, Ryan made a statement to the press that he would probably have a “couple of rings” by now if he had inherited the talent that Norv Turner had when Turner was hired as San Diego’s coach. Rex quickly retracted the statement then promptly coached his team to a victory over the Turner-led Chargers. Now many people will point to Rex Ryan’s Super Bowl “predictions” over the past couple of years and easily dismiss anything he has to say about the subject but watching the San Diego Chargers’ six-game meltdown has to make you wonder; could Ryan have done it better? Or better yet, could a Ryan do it better? Norv Turner is on his way out as head coach of the Chargers. It’s inevitable and there really isn’t anything he can do at his point to keep his job short of black-mailing his team’s owner with some incriminating photos or something.  Regardless of what his team does the rest of the season they are virtually out of the playoff race and have underachieved on both sides of the ball all season [...]
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