Jets coach Rex Ryan understands owner Woody Johnson’s frustration, writes Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday. “That’s not surprising. I assume that that’s how Woody’s feeling,” Ryan said Thursday. Johnson reportedly has yet to make up his mind about the respective futures of Ryan and GM John Idzik. From the outside, it would seem that Ryan is very likely to be shown the door while Idzik’s gig is somewhat more secure. More on the Jets as they get set to take on the Titans..
- Eric Decker, the Jets’ top free agent acquisition from this past offseason, says he came to New York partially to play for Ryan, writes Fred Kerber of the New York Post. “I love Rex. That’s one of the reasons I came here. He’s a phenomenal coach,” Decker said. “We all have part in the blame for where we are. He’s been great, a player’s coach. Honestly, going to a good team to an average team or the record we’re at now, it’s very small. The details are what separate the great teams. For us … I don’t think it’s far off at all.”
- Ryan says that Percy Harvin has been a model teammate in New York, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk can’t help but wonder if it’s a ploy to direct the wide receiver to his next team. With an eight-figure salary for 2015, there’s a chance the Jets won’t bring Harvin back, and that could open the door to a reunion if Ryan is coaching elsewhere. Even if Ryan can’t lure Harvin (or, if Ryan’s next employer isn’t all that interested in luring Harvin), Ryan raises his own stock by showing that he can manage a troubled player.
- Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com has seen enough of Idzik in the last two years and wants to see him ousted.
- Instead of taking another coaching job right away, Ryan should spend some time on TV and reflect on what went wrong with the Jets, writes Justin Terranova of the New York Post.