For Jets, it's all about Rex Ryan

He wanted to be a better coach than his father was, and he has his chance here

Updated: July 30, 2010, 10:51 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Given the charmed postseason ride to the AFC title game and all the full-bellied bluster that made Rex Ryan a cross between Bill Parcells and Charles Barkley, it was easy to dismiss this annoying little fact:

The rookie coach was a yard or two away from lording over an unmitigated disaster of his own design.

Ryan lost six of seven games in one 2009 stretch and mocked the New York Jets' chances more than any columnist did with their record at 4-5.

"We know we're barely breathing ...

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