A1elbow, on 02 September 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:
Ryan always says he loves his players-he always said he wanted Hunter starting and Schotty to come back. He doesn't always say he didn't want a guy around.
Were I Hill I would be pissed my HC is talking about being overridden about taking me and worried I was going to be cut considering the last player Ryan said nice things about.
I know you aren't really into the bravado type of coaches and that is cool because we are all different. Some people like the quiet coaches.
I like Rex because he has a way with his words that makes most people want to see what he has next. Honestly Rex is the whole reason Hard Knocks Jets was the best Hard Knocks ever. Everyone couldn't wait to see what Rex said next Jets fans or not. He could be a good comedian if he wanted to.
I'm kind of in between on the topic. I like talkers that are about the team (especially the ones that are humble and only talk to pump the team up) but I cant stand the ones that talk about themselves(especially the ones that are such a**holes that they refer to themselves in the 3rd person).
I guess from my end its all about the charisma of the person who is talking. I couldn't stand to hear Cowher but kind of liked Gruden.
On another matter I'm not really sure why you and a few others think Rex is a bad head coach?? Two out of three years AFC Championship appearance. That`s a pretty good resume for a first 3 years(especially with a rookie qb who had the deer in the headlights look in most games his first two years)and no matter what happens this year the defense looks like it will be solid which it wasn't last year.As average as the offense was last year if we wouldn't have had so many weak areas on defense the Jets would have easily made the playoffs last year. We had no pass rush and other than Revis and Cro we were weak in pretty much every other defensive area. It was amazing the defense finished in the rank it did with all the problems.
The offense is what needs work now. If the offense still sucks by the end of the 2013 season Id say then it would be time to question him as a coach. I just think its far to early to call him a bad coach. Hell I think Mark is a terrible qb but I do have at least some belief that he could finally break out this year.
Cowher took 15 years to win a Superbowl and they had some pretty bad offenses over that period.Honestly I think the only reason he finally got his rings was only because of Roethlesburger. That was the difference in my mind. They finally had a franchise qb. Andy Reed has never won one as a head coach.
As far as Rex blowing smoke up his players a**es that is logically just media talk. You almost never see any head coach talk bad about their players. I'm quite sure Rex thought Gholston was sh*t but you would never see him say that in the media. As you know any time a coach makes a mistake and says or does something bad the media eats it up and blows it out of proportion.I mean hell we have commercials with stupid things some of the retired coaches have said.I`m just saying I wouldn't take it to heart when Rex or any coach says they have belief in a player because they know more than we do who on the team sucks and who doesn't. They just cant say it.
Just my take on it all.