New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has earned the dubious title as the National Football League's most overrated coach, according to a Sporting News poll.
The poll consisted of 103 anonymous responses from 27 teams. Ryan received 35 votes, followed by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who had 16. Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid was third with nine votes.
"His coaching style is over the top," an AFC offensive player told Sporting News. "Some of the things he does in front of the cameras are way over the top. You put that with the New York media and he has a pretty big reputation, I guess. "I don't even know if you'd call him overrated anymore because it's gonna be a couple of years since he was in the AFC finals. He's pretty funny, and he's a pretty good coach. But not THAT good."
Ryan is known for his over-the-top predictions, but the Jets missed the playoffs in 2011, and likely will be out again in 2012.