Former Jets head coach Rex Ryan proclaims that the Patriots dynasty is over and thinks Tom Brady‘s impact was far greater than Bill Belichick’s.
You remember Rex Ryan, the New York Jets head coach from 2009 to 2014, don’t you? He was the guy who was always yelling at the NFL’s inability to help his team as it related to the New England Patriots.
Why couldn’t anybody beat these guys?
Ryan did beat the Pats—at least more than other Jets head coaches during the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era. (He at least beat them in the playoffs where it counts.) But now, Ryan is a part of the media, Brady is down in Tampa Bay and Belichick’s Pats are struggling mightily.
Rex proclaims the dynasty is over.
“It’s over, it’s flat out over,” Ryan said Monday while on ESPN’s ‘Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin Show.’ “They’re four games behind Buffalo … They’re not going to a (the) wild card … The playoff run is over and pass the torch to the Buffalo Bills. I think they’re going to be behind Miami when it’s all said and done as well, so we’ll see.
“This is what I thought was coming.”
After starting hot with Cam Newton firmly entrenched in the rushing attack, New England has lost its last four contests. Meanwhile, down in Tampa, Brady is playing as good as ever with his cabinet of weapons.
To Ryan, it’s clear who had the most meaningful impact between the two individuals.
“It just shows also that the greatest player in the game has a hell of a lot bigger impact than the greatest coach in the game,” Ryan added.
Belichick’s Brady-less Pats are currently preparing for the Ryan-less Jets. The two disappointing 2020 teams will meet on Monday Night Football in six days.