In the pages of New York, Will Leitch writes that during the Jets’ loss to the Broncos on Thursday, Rex Ryan didn’t look so good:
He was flabbergasted; he looked like he finally realized, despite his always entertaining, desperate flailings, that this just wasn’t the Jets’ year. Ryan is famously a scrapper; his signature virtue as a coach is an unfailing belief that no matter what happens, his team, his boys, will end up on top. But that’s not what Ryan looked like after Tebow’s touchdown. He looked like Jets coaches and fans have looked for years, the look Ryan came here specifically to eradicate. He looked, at last, like a Jet.
Yes, the Same Old Jets are back, says Leitch, and Ryan’s bravado only built our expectations up in order to make the fall to earth that much more painful. Toni Monkovic of The New York Times feels similarly:
The Rex Ryan Experience has always had a risky side. If promises aren’t delivered, words become hollow and credibility suffers. It doesn’t seem to be a...