Tradition Is Following Rex Ryan

peter weberContributor IMay 28, 2009

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Early Spring of 2001, the Ravens coming fresh off their first Superbowl in franchise (I'm talking about the Ravens in Baltimore as a franchise) history, release their starting QB, Trent Dilfer.  Rex Ryan was just a youngin' back then, only the DL coach so he had little influence on the team as a whole, but was soon promoted to Defensive Coordinator, given more say in what happened.

Now we all can remember the Ravens from 2000-last year?  A good QB and an above average offense were the only things standing in the way of 1 or 2 more Superbowl rings (just picture the Ravens with a good offense, Patriots, Steelers, and Colts duking it out every year in the AFC, then enter the chargers)

So with McDaniels in Denver, Mangini in Cleveland, Weiss in ND (to name about 12%) we all can assume the Patriot Way is spreading in the NFL, but has the Billick Way started to spread with the signing of Ryan? "No" you all say, assistant coaches get hired away all the time.

But wait...No QB, overrated RBs, and a OL that could be great or horrible, and no one would be suprised, then throw in an almost elite defense.  Who am I talking about?

Well, your right if you said the Ravens of past, or the Jets of future, you are right. 

Based on that, how can you expect the Jets to win?