A year later, Rex Ryan is a new man. From Baltimore to New York. Coordinator to head coach. Fatty meals to a liquid diet.
“I’m not afraid of change,” Ryan said earlier this season, “but only when it’s necessary.”
At some point, change seems necessary for the?Jets’ offense, which travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in Saturday’s wild-card game. At some point, the defense will need some help. At some point, Mark Sanchez has to throw the ball to win a playoff game.
“Nothing is changing,” said Sanchez, who had 20 picks to just 12 touchdowns this season. “I kind of found that with the way we are running the ball, with being accurate, being smart, [that] has been our ticket these last couple of games.”
That philosophy worked perfectly for Ben Roethlisberger in 2006, and almost worked for rookie Joe Flacco last season in Baltimore. Ryan had a front row seat for that and is willing to take his chances again.