Atlanta Falcons: Dodging a Bullet by not hiring Rex Ryan


Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks the sideline during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan decided to make an impulse move by signing with the Buffalo Bills.  While the Buffalo Bills get a coach who does extremely well with defenses, the Atlanta Falcons miss out on a big name coach that could’ve revived our defense.  And I couldn’t be any happier.  During the process of the interview, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank received a message that his mother, who was 99, was passing away.  Mr. Blank, respectively, took the time out to be with family and put a hold on future business dealings to tend to his mother.  There’s nothing wrong with that and in my eyes, completely had a reason to hold off on meetings.  My condolences to our owner and hope his family is well.

So what did frontrunner Rex Ryan do?  He took a job and blamed the Atlanta Falcons for “dragging their feet”.  Now respectively, time is of the essence when trying to find a coach that can lead us back into prime time.  However, let’s make it clear, that the Atlanta Falcon way is to tend to matters that are much more important than making a coaching hire.  I wish Rex Ryan all the best in Buffalo. It’s a great city with a lot of great people but, can you imagine now how these same traits would be in an important game?  Hasty decisions don’t always lead to the best outcome and let’s face it. Buffalo doesn’t have a franchise quarterback or a first round pick.  What they do have is a coach who maybe is too willing to jump at the first chance he received.  The NFL is a business but, finding the right coach for our situation is more important than finding a big name coach who feels they should be rewarded for mediocrity. Best of luck to you, Rex Ryan.