The New York Jets started the season with a quarterback controversy. An injury to Mark Sanchez ended the debate and thrust rookie Geno Smith into the starters role.
The Jets struggled through the season and while not being near the bottom of the league, he could see his tenure as head coach come to an end. It started well with two trips to the AFC Championship, but since they haven’t made it to the playoffs.
“Well, obviously we’ve had a lot of good moments,” Ryan said, via Pro Football Talk. “We’ve had some down moments. I don’t like the fact we haven’t been to the playoffs for three straight years. That’s a huge thorn in my side and everybody else’s, this team’s, even in our building. The reason I say [that is because] it represents the commitment the organization has and the goals of the organization, the goal of the organization is to win championships and multiple championships and we haven’t done that. I haven’t been successful at doing that yet. I understand that. We’ve had some moments where we’ve been close but we haven’t gotten there. The biggest disappointment is the fact that we haven’t gone to the playoffs in three straight years.”