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Jets message to Rex: Win ... or else

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07:32 AM ET 01.17 | Rex Ryan heads into the weekend with the extension he desired. [But] it also came with a message. Win now ... or else. Ryan, whom many had heading for the unemployment line in Week 15 this season, and the Jets agreed to an multi-year extension -- sort of. Though technically a multi-year extension, in reality Ryan's contract fully guarantees his salary only through 2015, according to a source. His old deal ran through the 2014 season. The extension gives owner Woody Johnson and general manager John Idzik an opening to can Ryan, as the coach's salary beyond 2015 is not fully guaranteed -- if at all. The deal includes playoff incentives, according to a source. "I'm no different than any of our fans," Ryan said in a statement. ... "I'm an ordinary guy that's been given an unbelievable opportunity."

New York Daily News

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January 17, 2014  07:33 AM ET

so it will be ......or else

January 17, 2014  07:38 AM ET

Plan on the latter. At least we have one more season to enjoy this fool!

January 17, 2014  08:02 AM ET

Seems like that was the message for this season as well. is he on double secret probation now?

January 17, 2014  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seems like that was the message for this season as well. is he on double secret probation now?

he somehow managed to use his fancy footwork to get another year.

January 17, 2014  08:15 AM ET

Win or else we'll only extend you for a year again next year

January 17, 2014  08:22 AM ET

Yawn.

January 17, 2014  08:24 AM ET

lol the Jets want to send a message to Rex.
What they ended up doing was sending a message to all the next coaches once Rex is fired.
'No guaranteed contract here'
Good job NYJ, even when you make the right decision (resigning Rex) you F it up.

January 17, 2014  08:27 AM ET

Still don't get the point of extending these pro coaches when they are in their last year. Its not like college when you are worried about recruits.

January 17, 2014  08:27 AM ET

As Justin Timberlake would say... We're bring Rexy back. Yup.

January 17, 2014  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

lol the Jets want to send a message to Rex.What they ended up doing was sending a message to all the next coaches once Rex is fired.'No guaranteed contract here'Good job NYJ, even when you make the right decision (resigning Rex) you F it up.

I don't understand where you are going...
Rex chose to sign this,
Its not like they held a gun to his head

How did the jets 'f it up'?

January 17, 2014  08:32 AM ET

"Just an ordinary guy..."--ah, no Rex, there is nothing ordinary about you. One of a kind, or maybe two of a kind with your twin.

January 17, 2014  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I don't understand where you are going...Rex chose to sign this,Its not like they held a gun to his headHow did the jets 'f it up'?

No matter where coaches go in the NFL their contracts have been guaranteed. By not giving Rex a guaranteed contract thay're telling future coaches that they might not get guaranteed contracts as well. So even if the coaches orginal contract might be guaranteed perhaps the Jets might not guarantee the extension and by that time the coach might have built a dynasty/family in the city or been handcuffed by management (much like Ryan has).
Long story short there wouldn't be an attraction to a city where personnel is 'rebuilding' contracts aren't guaranteed and possible tenures could be very short. Might as well stay in the college ranks as it pays higher.

January 17, 2014  08:49 AM ET

Same coach, same team, same results.

It's like they are aiming for mediocrity and succeeding.

January 17, 2014  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

No matter where coaches go in the NFL their contracts have been guaranteed. By not giving Rex a guaranteed contract thay're telling future coaches that they might not get guaranteed contracts as well. So even if the coaches orginal contract might be guaranteed perhaps the Jets might not guarantee the extension and by that time the coach might have built a dynasty/family in the city or been handcuffed by management (much like Ryan has). Long story short there wouldn't be an attraction to a city where personnel is 'rebuilding' contracts aren't guaranteed and possible tenures could be very short. Might as well stay in the college ranks as it pays higher.

college pays higher.....??,.......maybe in rex's ca$e [$3.3/mill./yr.],....I figured rex was getting $5-mill./yr...?,....goes to show ya how cheap some owners are [too]........cough/woody Johnson.

January 17, 2014  09:00 AM ET

makes popcorn and gets ready to watch the Sexy Rexy and the Jets show next year...one of my favorite soap operas.

January 17, 2014  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

college pays higher.....??,.......maybe in rex's ca$e [$3.3/mill./yr.],....I figured rex was getting $5-mill./yr...?,....goes to show ya how cheap some owners are [too]........cough/woody Johnson.

Considering most coaches don't stay with a team for longer then 5 years it's not unreasonable to invest no more then 2 million as most new coaches are unproven or don't carry the pedigree of Belichick, Saban or Cowher. A proven coach like that can make upwards of 5 Million.
Typically though a top tier college coach will make 5-10 million annually.

January 17, 2014  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

"Just an ordinary guy..."--ah, no Rex, there is nothing ordinary about you. One of a kind, or maybe two of a kind with your twin.

Like you say there is nothing ordinary about being a twin.

Ordinary poeple do not have doors opened to them based solely on their fathers reputation

Ordinary people do not do not make millions of dollars every year by being incompetent , only about 1% have this luxury.

Ordinary people do not have foot fetishes.

Ordinary people do not have to resort to gastric bypasses in order to curb their obesity.

January 17, 2014  09:15 AM ET

Like him or not , at the start of the season every talking head on any NFL program picked the Jets to win 4 games or less. Why ? Because the talent pool is weak compared their division rivals. This was unanimously agreed upon by every expert. How many games did he actually win ? Hence the contract. He is a weird guy , but he coached his butt off last season.

January 17, 2014  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Like you say there is nothing ordinary about being a twin.Ordinary poeple do not have doors opened to them based solely on their fathers reputationOrdinary people do not do not make millions of dollars every year by being incompetent , only about 1% have this luxury. Ordinary people do not have foot fetishes. Ordinary people do not have to resort to gastric bypasses in order to curb their obesity.

There's a troll in the dungeon.
Go get em' Harry.

 
January 17, 2014  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Like him or not , at the start of the season every talking head on any NFL program picked the Jets to win 4 games or less. Why ? Because the talent pool is weak compared their division rivals. This was unanimously agreed upon by every expert. How many games did he actually win ? Hence the contract. He is a weird guy , but he coached his butt off last season.

Split the series with the patriots and came second in his division. Add in he did it without his starting QB (even if that was Mark Sanchez) and lacking a viable RB. Pretty good coaching.

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