If the Jets job is unattractive because the GM might have to hold onto Rex for a year, how unattractive is the KC job where the new GM is being brought in to essentially do Andy Reid's bidding?
Reid supposedly already had a coaching staff built, has picked out a GM or has an agreement to work with one, he's been a winning NFL HC for what, 10 out of 14 years, whereas Rex Ryan seems to throw 'big names' into the mix. "Hey Turner is available, I want him as OC." He seems to talk out of his mouth most times and it was great when the Jets made it to the AFC Championship games, but when they missed the playoffs two years straight, loud mouths kind of sound stupid.
Think about it. Andy Reid has had a few bad seasons with a team considered "dream team." His team gave up on him this year. He gets fired Monday. He has 3 teams wanting him on Tuesday(Cardinals, Chiefs, Chargers) and maybe more, he has a deal in place by Friday. By next week he's planning for a draft, planning on rebuilding the Chiefs. Fans are excited for a new beginning. A new GM will come in and already have a plan in place.
Now lets go to the Jets. Rex is on 'vacation' and hasn't been heard from since, except for some stupid tat. The Jets GM was fired. Nobody really has said anything since. The Jets are supposed to look for a GM today. They throw out a bunch of names and it seems more for PR over anything else. There doesn't seem to be anybody knocking on the door right now. They have a lame duck coaching staff. They have lame duck players. They have an owner who is more interested in a presidential race than the team.
The situations couldn't be more different. On Monday, Andy Reid, his staff, his new GM, etc start work for next season.
The Jets seem to be stuck in this, lets make the most of the media, instead of actually making good decisions.
The problem with Rex Ryan is he's worse than his own father. He is a great DC, not so great HC. He's also brash, a loud mouth, and supposedly a 'players coach' on a team that essentially quit on him two seasons in a row. Nobody on the Jets seemed to care enough about Rex that they wanted to win one for him. Hell, Norv Turner and the Chargers went out on a winning streak. Players and the media and some fans came out supporting Turner, saying a lot of nice things about him.
Rex is still the HC of the Jets and it's like silence of the Jets. You can't really be known as a 'players coach' and have many of your own players not backing you up. Not even showing up the last part of the season. That says all anybody needs to know. Whether he brought in the wrong type of player or not, that's on him.