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You either like him or you don't, but to not realize and appreciate what he has done for this franchise in a short period of time would be a travesty.
Known as a defensive mastermind, Ryan spent 10 years with the Baltimore Ravens as a defensive line coach and eventually coordinator. He has come to New York City and changed the culture of this organization. He has installed confidence, passion, and a swagger like no other.
Often vocal, Ryan speaks honestly at all times and wears his emotions on his sleeves. A true player's coach, he has earned the respect of all his players and the results show. An AFC Championship game appearance in his first year was remarkable for a team that many predicted to go 6-10.
He was the perfect fit for this team and town. The NY Jets' future is as bright as can be and there is no better pilot than Rex Ryan. He is clearly the best thing to ever happen to this franchise and reaching the Superbowl is no longer a dream. It's a reality and one that could happen this year.