Recently, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan had some interesting words for reporters when asked about his rookie draft class from 2013. Here’s a little bit of what he had to say:
“If this is not an A-plus class, I don’t know what you’re looking for,” Ryan said. “I think this class is about as strong a class as I’ve ever seen.”
“I don’t know how many other rookies are getting drafted and actually starting on the team right now, but it’s not that many,” Richardson said. “Mostly our whole draft class except for two players is producing and actually doing something to contribute to wins and these losses. I most definitely would grade us out as an A-plus, though. We’re just trying to keep contributing and get better.”
This year’s draft class is the best he’s ever seen? Why? Because five of these guys have assumed starting positions on the team? Hello, earth to Rex: The reason five of these rookies have taken over starting roles is because your team flat out stinks. You’ve never seen such a great class because these guys have already done a better job than several of your so-called veterans. That’s why you’re so impressed.
If Ryan specifically wants to say this class is such a success, and in his words, “A-plus,” has he seen his quarterback’s play recently? One passing touchdown in his last seven games and zero in his last five; is that truly an A-plus effort? Ryan has got to be kidding.
Geno Smith is the furthest thing from an NFL quarterback that this past draft had to offer, and it’s not even close. He’s not smart, makes horrible decisions and doesn’t have the proper mechanics a professional quarterback requires, thus his 19 interceptions and 54.7 percent completion percentage.
If Ryan doesn’t get his head out of his you-know-what soon, he’ll be on his way out of New York shortly. If you ask me, that’s the correct move for the Jets at this point. New York will never win a championship under Ryan — period.