Yes, I know they were close to getting to the Super Bowl.
I am not saying he is on the verge of losing his job.
All I am saying is that he is an interesting topic to discuss.
He provides his own pressure to perform, which is something that I can respect from a head coach.
He seems like the type of coach that will take full responsibility for his team's shortcomings, and give his players the full acclaim for their accomplishments.
That is what a coach should do.
His press conferences are always entertaining, but it is his trash-talking mentality that will be providing some heat under his seat should the Jets not achieve greatness in the future.
I happen to think the Jets had one of those 2007 Jacksonville-ish years where they overachieved and had a little bit of luck bounce their way, but they definitely weren't as good as they seemed.
Now, I'm not saying that the Jets are overrated and will go 4-12 in 2010, but I am saying that I don't expect the Jets to be winning any Super Bowls with the team they are sporting right now. They need some offensive weapons and they need them fast.
They lacked speed on offense last season, especially at the wide receiver spot. I think Shonn Greene will add something to their offense, but they already had the top rushing attack in 2009, so they need to diversify.
If they don't, we can expect Ryan's press conferences to go a lot differently. The jovial, happy-go-lucky Ryan will be gone, and he might just end up being the first head coach to choke out a reporter.
I will leave you with some of the favorites from his vast collection of quotes:
"I just build our guys up. If it's trash talking that I believe in our football team, then, yes, I agree with that statement. I'm the biggest trash talker there is. I don't disrespect anybody else. I just have confidence in our football team. I don't mean to be disrespectful at all to opponents."
"The fact is that we won that game by 14 points. It wasn't like we squeaked it out by one point or something like that. We played well. Granted, it was the Colts JV team or whatever they want to call it, they still had the Colts uniform on."
"The message to the rest of the league is, hey, the Jets are coming, and we're going to give you everything we got. And I think that's going to be more than you can handle."
"I'm confident. There is no question about it. We're going into the game expecting to win. I'd be shocked if we don't. Absolutely would be."
"First off, with all the cameras I was looking for our new president [Barack Obama] back there. I think we'll get to meet him in the next couple of years anyway."
Let's hope you do meet him at the White House after you win the Super Bowl. If not, you might turn out like the last Jets coach before you.