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    I read a recent poll that like 40+ % rookies want to play for Rex and the Jets.

    That's a mind boggling number.I personally don't get it. As a rookie my own personal choice would easily be BB considering his history of success,professionalism and no nonsense approach. What better way to evolve as a player than under his tutoring?

    Rex and Jets have had a great run these 2 years but BB has been doing it for a decade...Do players just want the paycheck and be in the kind of environment the Jets have about business? Instead of being in a franchise that is considered the model for success in the NFL?

    EDIT: Damn,wrong forum.Can this be moved to the main one?
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    That number would have been a lot lower, had they not made it to the AFCCG the past 2 yrs (IMO). If NE wins that game, that percentage is at least 10% lower.

    Obviously it will either go one way or the other, depending on whether they take the next step, or fade back into their known oblivion.

    Right now, it seems as if they are 'THE' team to want to play for due to their coach's player friendly style, his 'looseness,' and their recent 'success.' All it will take it one 10-6 yr and a missed playoff opportunity, or even a one/done postseason performance.

    In other words, they're still one of the flavors of the month. I suppose since they beat us with a good gameplan, they deserve it more than I would like to admit. Had they not won that game, there wouldn't be the 'back/back AFCCG' talk.
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    Well, virtually 100% of the subjects being polled here are "kids" - 20-23 yrs old aggressive males, many of whom may yet have some maturity issues [;)]. Ryan projects an image of a bada$$, uncle who likes to joke around a lot and keeps things loose and undisciplined and just "lets his guys play" without subjecting them to hours of studying a complex scheme. And, he's been winning (lately). And the team is in NYC ("Open All Night!").

    So, maybe it's a little surprising that ONLY 40% voted for him?
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    Kids, always looking for the excitement when you let them out of the barrel.
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    When you were a young kid. Straight out of college. Do you think you would have preferred going straight into the Marine Corps, or working for that fun internet startup that may be bankrupt in a year, but let employees ride skateboards in the hallways and come and go whenever they pleased? Especially if you were a bit on the immature, thuggish or primadonna side?

    Of the two, joining the Marines would probably be better choice for the long term prospects of building character and turning you into a responsible man. But I venture a guess most would pick the more "fun" option.
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    That kind of mindset is a quick way to become a bust or drop out of the league. The NFL is as cutthroat as any business and if your first choice would be to to go somewhere where it might be more enjoyable just for the sake of it is a bad sign imo.
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    My guess is HBO has the most to do with it.
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    I agree with you. But I think my post explains why some rookies would prefer the Jets.
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    Seems my 2 favorite coaches are personality deficient: Belichick and Jim Calhoun. They did a similar survey in basketball of high school and college kids, and the number of kids who wanted to play for Calhoun was astoundingly low because they knew he would run them all day, preach fundamentals, curse them out in public and yank them from the game for mistakes. You can dispute his methods but he has put more player into the NBA than any other coach.

    With coaches like this, players tend to self-select, and the teams are better for it. The players who elect to play for such coaches are typically hard-arses themselves who are built to withstand the pressure of playing for these guys.
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    few reason in my opinion

    1) Accountability in the public eye goes to Rex and nobody else

    2) allows his players to play loose

    3) He is the definition of a players coach

    4) great god damn snacks
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    I could see why a lot of players would want to play for Ryan.

    First, he has gotten to the AFC Cahmpionship his first two years as a head coach. That isn't too shabby.

    Second, he wants his players to have fun. Let's be honest, how many of us would love to work for a place where the president of the company emphasizes on having fun. There are a lot of players who would hate being in an organization that doesn't thrive on structure and discipline like the Pats do, but there are others who don't.

    Third, Ryan doesn't muzzle his players. A lot of players have huge egos and hate that their coaches don't allow them to trash talk. Ryan encourages it. There are a lot of Bart Scotts out there who aren't allowed to let their stupidity fly.
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    There's nothing "sexy" about that fat, flatulent blowhard.
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    Why would a young, aggressive, likely immature, testosterone laden male with seriously significant spending money want to play for the NY Jets?

    1. JETS have been winning & in the national limelight with their AFCG appearances
    2. NY is THE media center, good for entertainment careers
    3. NYC is a fun place to play as a young carefree millionaire
    4. Coach emphasizes having fun vs working 18/6
    5. NY Jet players are allowed and even encouraged to spout off and act out
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    Because he gives the entire roster daily foot messages?
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    ...because people have a deeply rooted inane desire to feed the animals
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    Ryan's shown himself to be a good coach, and he runs a relaxed ship as a players' coach, while still firing off when he thinks it's needed. Prior to Belichick's arrival, Ryan would be exactly the sort of coach that most of New England would have wanted.
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    Ray Berry was that type of coach....not flashy like Rex but ran his team similar.
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    Why.

    It's like riding a Harley, if you have to explain it then they wouldn't understand any way.

    Ryan=wining

    Ryan=fun

    Ryan=protects

    Ryan=makes his scheme fit your best talents
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    coach who runs a loose locker room and wins games? Who wouldn't want to play for him? As somebody already said, if the Pats had won the SB this year and the Jets were a bad team these numbers would be totally different.
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    What poll? Who took it? How were the questions asked? When was it taken?

    Those things would all influence the results.

    For example, if you just ask "Would you want to play for Rex Ryan and the Jets?", I think you'd get a lot of positive answers; he's a likable guy to a lot of people (certainly not NEP fans) and, say what we will, he has gotten results these last two seasons, winning four more Playoff games than have the Pats and having his team in a Championship Game both years.

    I also think you'd get a lot of positive answers if you asked, "Would you want to play for Bill Belichick and the Patriots?"

    I think you'd get another set of answers altogether if you listed the Jets, Packers, Patriots, Saints and Steelers with their coaches and QB's and asked players to pick the team for which they'd like to play...the Sanchize and Ryan vs. Rodgers and McCarthy vs. Brady and Belichick vs. Brees and Payton vs. Roethlisberger and Tomlin.
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    And as long as Rex gets them deep in the playoffs most seasons and knocks Belichick's block off one or two times a year, it will stay that way...
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    He's a players coach and has been successful doing it. Has he won a Super Bowl? No. But he's taken his team deep into the playoffs the first two years he's been there with what has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL. Also, it doesn't help that he's the coach of a contending team hailing out of New York.
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    Good to see you again. Yeah, and I think we Pats fans have to accept the fact that the Pats have handed Ryan a much bigger stage than he would have had if we been able to win a single, goddam Playoff game these last two years, let alone losing last year at home to his guys.
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    Rex is considered a players' coach and he's got a respectable number of wins under his considerable belt. That's the perfect blend for most players.

    It looks great to them in theory, compared to harda$$ coaches like Parcells and Belichick - but once players find out that playing for a "Players' Coach" can go bad real quick as it did with Pete Carroll, who ultimately lost the players respect, and his job.

    Things can go bad quick for a team like the Jets that's levered immediate near success for the future health of a team. When the team stops winning the players are going to get tired of Ryan's schtick pretty quickly.
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    Another reason...hate to say it...but Ryan has conquered Belichick lately more often than any other and when you beat the best you will have players who want to join in and beat him too.....its called 'Bragging Rights'
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    Because 40% of NFL rookies have criminal records.

    DUI? Assault? Domestic abuse? Is the law after you? Owe child support?

    Welcome to the NY Jets. We want you!
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    Sexy Rexy has the best team buffets, and if you play really well will let you "stick a big one in all 3 holes" of his wife.
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