Was justice finally served, the Ryan brothers deposed in one day. Will they take the hint and move on to new careers? Sadly, probably not. I write this with all respect to their father Buddy Ryan, I was a teenager during the run of the 85 Bears. I can still name the starting 11 on defense for that year.
I like bravado; it doesn’t bother me when Aaron Rodgers says we need to “run the table” or Mark Messier guarantees a victory. One of my problems with Rex Ryan is he never backs up what he says. I like pranksters, I’m a prankster myself, I love practical jokes. That being said if I’m the head coach of an NFL team I might wait until I have an NFL title under my belt as a head coach before I start crank calling guys from a Superdowl winning team. Ask Kirk Gibson, pulling pranks didn’t go over too well with him and he propelled the Dodgers to a World Series.
Rex and Rob, I wish you the best. Rex, take a year off, become a TV analyst work under someone else for a year. Maybe you weren’t destined to be a head coach. I think your Father’s great but I don’t think head coaching was his cup of tea either. For all of the NFL owners reading this blog, do Rex and yourself a favor, don’t hire him, especially if you are the owner of the Bears!