Rex Ryan never changed.
Right until the very end, the former Buffalo Bills’ coach talked out of both sides of his mouth. In his first interview since being fired, Ryan told the New York Daily News he “wasn’t bitter,” while also saying “---- you guys” after explaining how he stripped the Bills’ logo off his famous pickup truck.
So much for not being bitter. Ryan is a coach full of contradictions. He was quick to tell reporters what a good defensive coach he is, while at the end of 2016 he was justifying terrible performances by saying “I think offenses are pretty decent these days.”
Ryan said what was on his mind, which is great for the media, but often times to his detriment. The more he spoke, the clearer it became that he was a coach out of answers.
Ryan got by on his reputation from back-to-back AFC Championship Game appearances with the Jets for far too long. The idea that he would be “open” to going back to New York, as he told the Daily News, is laughable.
That would assume the Jets have an interest in a coach who has failed to produce a winning record in six straight seasons.