New York Jets coach Rex Ryan can watch Black Monday from sidelines.
Jets owner Woody Johnson ended all speculation about Ryan’s future by announcing his coach would be retained for the 2014 season. Johnson made the announcement after New York’s surprising 20-7 victory against the Miami Dolphins in Week 17.
Even though Ryan is safe, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier, Oakland’s Dennis Allen, Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano and Dallas’ Jason Garrett are still in the danger zone.
But Ryan will have another year to lead the soap opera in New York.
Since Ryan was hired in 2009, he has a 42-38 coaching record. Ryan’s team almost advanced to the Super Bowl twice in his first two years, making the AFC title game each season, but New York’s last playoff appearance was during the 2010 season. Ryan’s team finished 8-8 season with rookie quarterback Geno Smith under center.
Who knows how long Ryan will be around to coach the Jets, but it will be at least one more year.
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