Jets introduce Rex Ryan as new head coach

(AP) - Two days after declaring they got theright man for the job, the New York Jets introduced Rex Ryan astheir new coach. Ryan was hired Monday to replace the fired Eric Mangini. TheJets started last

News 12 Staff

Jan 22, 2009, 12:59 AM

Updated 5,662 days ago

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(AP) - Two days after declaring they got theright man for the job, the New York Jets introduced Rex Ryan astheir new coach. Ryan was hired Monday to replace the fired Eric Mangini. TheJets started last season 8-3, but missed the playoffs withquarterback Brett Favre after a late-season collapse. He signed a four-year deal, reportedly worth $11.6 million. Ryan is the 46-year-old son of former NFL coach Buddy Ryan, anassistant on the Jets' only Super Bowl team 40 years ago. Theyounger Ryan will be charged with getting the franchise back to theplayoffs, something Mangini did just once - as a rookie coach - inhis three seasons. Ryan was Baltimore's defensive coordinator the past four years.


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