For three years now, Rex Ryan has done nothing but spin a verbal stew of outlandish hysteria that finally trickled down to his players and all but incinerated the Jets last year.
What could've simply been a disappointing 2011 season ended up being a total meltdown that nearly rivaled the embarrassment endured by last year's Red Sox.
The total breakdown of the Jets in 2011 was bad enough, but the fact that Ryan's two least favorite teams made it to the Super Bowl was the cherry on top of his potential grave. Two teams that he has openly mocked, taunted and trash-talked went all the way to Indianapolis while the Jets were home on wild card weekend ordering pizza and watching Nick at Nite.
Now Ryan is on the eve of destruction. Next season is his final opportunity to keep his job.
That potentially makes this Ryan's final offseason.
Considering that Ryan has been one of the most polarizing and controversial figures in the NFL over the last three years, it's a little sad to think that this could be our final offseason with the man.
Whether you love the Jets or hate the Jets, this is do-or-die time for Gang Green—and we have a front row seat.
If Ryan intends to stay in our lives, he'll have to clean up his act, stop trash-talking and make wise offseason moves. He already started the process when he recently commented on the mistakes he's made with all of his guarantees and how it added pressure on his team.
We're witnessing the birth of a wild man who knows his days are numbered and desperately wants to save his job. The only way to do that is to embrace a new and subdued identity of humility.
This offseason, we're about to meet a whole new Rex Ryan. Get your popcorn ready, because this will be fun to watch.