Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/4/12
It's time to begin handing out some post-season awards here at footballnation.com. And the first award to be handed out it the worst coach of the year.

When looking at the possibilities of selecting a winner, a lot of contenders emerged.

First of all, let's just eliminate any coach that has already been fired. They lost their job, therefore let's spare them from claiming this coveted award.

Indianapolis Colts' head coach Jim Caldwell is a great contender. Only two wins over the season is not good for any coach, especially Caldwell and his Colts. But there's one reason that he's not the worst coach: Peyton Manning. the fact that the Colts are built around Manning only is not Caldwell's fault. And with Manning missing the season, we'll give the guy a break.

How about Andy Reid? The Philadelphia Eagles' coach actually came very close to being honored with the leagues' worst coach award.
Look at all the players that Philadelphia signed in the offseason. There were a lot of starters and quite a few Pro Bowlers that landed in the City of Brotherly Love. And yet, Reid couldn't corral those players into a winner.

Reid's been on the hot seat for a few years now, especially with the fans of Philadelphia. All they want is a championship. And Reid has been given plenty of time to win the fans one. But Reid has proven successful. He's been to the Super Bowl and NFC Championship game. And for those reasons, Reid is not our winner.

Alas, it's time for the drum roll.

And the winner of the NFL's worst coach of the year award is...

REX RYAN!

Congratulations Rex on being a failure of a coach.

Ryan's biggest problem is his ego. And too many times he lets his ego take control and ends up making an idiot of himself. Remember the 2009-10 season? You know, the one where Rex Ryan claimed his Jets were the best in the league and will win the Super Bowl?

Well you were close Rex. Your team made it to the AFC Championship game before losing to the Colts.

How about 2010-11? Again Ryan's mouth guarantees an NFL Championship, and his team can't backup his claims. The Pittsburgh Steelers knocked off Ryan's team, 23-14, in the AFC Championship game.

Sorry about your luck Rex.

After two failed guarantees, Ryan would not guarantee another championship, would he?

Well his ego - the one that's as big around as his belly - failed him again. That's right. Ryan guaranteed another title this season. Only this year, the Jets finished 8-8 and missed out completely out on the playoffs.

Overall, the 2011-12 Jets are nearly the same team as the AFC Championship game teams of the past two years. And some even say that with some of the moves that New York made in the offseason, this was the best team of the past three years.

But something was amiss from this season.

And judging from the reports following the Jets' Week 17 loss to Miami, it may have been in the locker room.

Reports say Santonio Holmes and Mark Sanchez had a confrontation during the week leading up to the game. And that carried into the game when Holmes supposedly "quit" on the Jets as the game was nearing its' finish, prompting the coaching staff to bench Holmes.

But as a coach, there shouldn't have been any chance of this happening. And chances are that this problem has happened all season, it just took the final game to make it public.

And that's where Ryan fails his team and his fans.

Ryan's No. 1 priority should be his team and winning. Instead, he would rather make headlines by exclaiming his team is the best. Other teams can't play with "his" Jets. And making one guarantee after another.

Here's a suggestion for Ryan. Give up the charade. Keep your mouth shut and coach. Your the only coach in the league who is more concerned with being on the front page than winning a game.

And for those reasons, we once again congratulate Rex Ryan as the worst coach of the year. We should all be so proud.
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