Rex Ryan could turnaround the Atlanta Falcons defense
The Atlanta Falcons defense has played like complete garbage so far this season and coach Dan Quinn looks as if he can’t fix this problem. Owner Arthur Blank recently stated that Quinn’s job is safe but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t go get help.
The Atlanta Falcons head coach is in over his head at this point and he needs to reach out to find some help on that side on the ball. That person is Rex Ryan.
Ryan doesn’t have the best overall coaching record but there is no doubt that he has one of the best coaching minds when it comes to the defensive side of the ball.
As the head coach of the New York Jets with “Mr. Butt Fumble” Mark Sanchez at quarterback, he was able to coach that team to back to back AFC championship games because his defense was that great.
In 2010, his Jets team was able to knock off the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots and it wasn’t because of the offense, it was the defense that made the difference.
While Ryan was the head coach for the Buffalo Bills, once again he wasn’t blessed with the greatest talent on the defensive side of the ball but he made do with what he had and still had a middle of the pack defense in 2015 and 2016.
This Falcons defense isn’t as talented as the defense he had with the Jets but more talented than the defense he had with the Bills.
Ryan doesn’t need to come in and try to create the vaunted defense like the Ravens had in the late 90’s-early 2000’s time frame, he just needs to come in and make something happen. Ryan would rather be in the field coaching instead of working with ESPN anyways so why not take a shot and see what he can do with the players on the Falcons defense for the remaining 11 games?