Rank the Jets Head Coaches in the Woody Johnson era

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  1. JethroTull

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    1. Herm Edwards
    Record: 39-41 (5) seasons
    Playoff Seasons: 3
    Division Titles: 1
    Playoff Wins: 2

    2. Rex Ryan
    Record: 46-50 (6) seasons
    Playoff Seasons: 2
    Division Titles: 0
    Playoff Wins: 4

    3. Eric Mangini
    Record: 23-25 (3) seasons
    Playoff Seasons: 1
    Division Titles: 0
    Playoff Wins: 0

    4. Todd Bowles
    Record: 20-28 (3) seasons
    Playoff Seasons: 0
    Division Titles: 0
    Playoff Wins: 0


    Obviously the big debate will be Herm vs Rex. I think Herm was a slightly better coach despite the success Rex had in his first two years. Herm actually made the playoffs every year Pennington was healthy.

    I thought Bowles (2015) and Mangini (2008) had the two most talented rosters of all these guys. Not surprised the guys that actually had a pulse did reasonably well and the two comatose guys Woody hired were disasters.
     
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    Rex
    Herm
    Mangini
    Bowles
     
  3. HomeoftheJets

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    You forgot about Al Groh.
     
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    He was hired by Parcells. I dont really count him.
     
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    Rex

    Herm
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    Bowles
     
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    God, if that isn't depressing I don't know what is. Seventeen years, and none of them are actually any good. But, yeah, I go with Brook on this one. Rex's first two seasons were fun, and the Jets were a team people actually took seriously, and that's worth a lot. Ultimately that was as good as it was ever going to get for him as a head coach, but he deserves credit for it. Herm may have made the playoffs 3 times and won the division once (although that hardly counts with a 9-7 record), but losing 15 of his last 20 games puts him behind Rex. Indeed, the most boneheaded coaching decision any Jets coach has made in the past 20 years (at least) almost puts him behind Mangini (I refer, of course, to the brilliant "take a knee and make a difficult kick even harder" strategy at the end of the playoff game against Pittsburgh). Mangini was mostly a joke who was lucky enough to get a good season out of Chad and a good 2/3 of a season out of Favre, but ultimately had little to recommend him as a coach, as his performance in Cleveland showed so clearly. Bowles is so obviously the worst in every measure that it's not even worth discussing.
     
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    imagine going back to March 2011 and showing this thread to TGG. Herm or Rex? Hmm...

    :eek:
     
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    Herman
    Mangini (built the 2 teams the retard took to the 2 AFC Championship games)
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    Rex
    Mangini
    Herm
    Bowles

    I always thought Herm was just a cheerleader. He'd never even been a coordinator before getting the job. And would lose to the Pats every time. Atleast Rex and Mangini screwed with Belichick regularly.
     
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    Rex is without a doubt the best HC Woody ever hired. Rex inevitably lost his job because he didn't have better leadership at GM.I firmly believe Rex would still be HC and the Jets would have won a few SB's by now if Woody had provided Rex with more structure above him. Instead we got the exact opposite and Rex went down with the ship.
     
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    Its easy to criticize Herm for they game in Pittsburgh, but he was playing with a QB who wad badly injured and couldnt throw past 10 yards. Also it was a kick that an NFL kicker should be able to make.

    Rex gets dropped on my list because he didnt finish about .500 in any of his last (4) seasons, and left the team in terrible shape.

    Lets also not forget his lack of judgement in making Santonio Holmes a team captain.
     
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    Has it dawned on anyone that every coach listed is under .500? That's just plain f'n baaaad.. I guess that pretty much exemplifies how low the Jets bar of success is set in the Woody Johnson Era.
     
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    The only one with a winning record
     
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    They're all at the bottom with Bowles being the foundation.

    When you realize that none of them had a winning record overall, it's not surprising that so many fans would be happy with slightly above mediocre. I think Jets fans suffer from a fan version of Stockholm Syndrome, thrilled when their captor tosses them a few crumbs like a 9-7 record and a wildcard spot. "YAY! We're in the playoffs!" and most years settling for "YAY! We almost made the playoffs!". How about we demand the excellence that other teams deliver on a regular basis? But when you see the owners reward mediocrity (actually even less than that) by extending Macc & Bowles, it's clear that excellence isn't an objective for the Johsnons, profit is their only concern.
     
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    The crazy thing is we’ve had some pretty exciting seasons despite being below .500 during that timeframe.
     
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    "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then".
     
  17. forevercursed

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    Rex is a decent coach. He has his warts but his teams do love him, they do play for him, and sometimes he catches lightning in a bottle

    I can tell you this, Todd Bowles is not taking Mark Sanchez into Indy vs Peyton and then into NE vs Brady and winning both games. NEVER.
     
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    Rex

    Edwards
    Bowles
    Groh
    Mangini
     
  19. Mainejet

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    So here's another poster that has realized when Woody fired Rex and hired Blowes he DOWNGRADED at the most important job in the NFL. Blowes is a turd and it only took most of us one season to realize that.
     
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    Keeping Rex wasn't an option...he sucked too.
     

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