Give Rex Ryan a Nickname: We Have a Mission, Jets Fans!

Cole TesslerCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2009

Over the years, the New York Jets and their fans have always been very creative with nicknames. We have good nicknames like "Broadway Joe" for Joe Namath and "The New York Sack Exchange" for Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, Marty Lyons, and Abdul Salaam. We also have the best nickname of any team—"Gang Green."

But recently, we made some nickname mistakes. Let's look at some examples.

Eric Mangini was nicknamed "Man-genius" during the 2006 season. He eventually turned into a "Man" (you know what) because he did not look genius at all during the 2007 season. The Jets went 4-12.

He almost revived his name but then made awful decisions during the collapse in 2008. 

We had "Broadway Brett" for Brett Favre during the time that he was actually good. Unfortunately, he turned into the most hated person on the Jets team because he choked-up just when we needed him most.

Now is our chance to reverse this recent streak of bad nicknames and create a great nickname for Rex Ryan. There is some potential with his name. So, Jets fans, we need to think...

What will Rex Ryan's nickname be? Post your ideas here!