New York Jets 2014-15 Schedule: Rex Ryan coaching for his job again, brutal starting slate could cripple Gang Green season [VIDEO]

By Mike Edler (
on Apr 24, 2014 10:47 AM EDT
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Jets head coach Rex Ryan reportedly has possibly drawn the interest of the Miami Dolphins (Photo : Reuters)

The New York Jets shocked the world with their 8-8 record in 2013, and because of their success, they saved their head coach Rex Ryan from being fired. With the reveal of the NFL schedule Wednesday, the Jets have to be discouraged that they can match that 8-8 record in 2014.

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Rex Ryan is most likely coaching for his job again considering how his contract “extension” allows for him to be fired at any given moment, but the Jets' schedule could be the end of him. The Jets start with the Raiders in a game they should win, but then have to play the gauntlet from week two to week seven when they trade punches with the Packers, Bears, Lions, Chargers, Broncos and Patriots.

The Jets could come out of that series of games at 1-7 or 2-6 if those teams play the way they are suppose to in 2014. The schedule pumps the breaks a little after the Patriots game, but by that time and staring at a potential 2-6 record, will the Jets have the will to keep playing?

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The Jets have a defense that can contend with most offenses, but with the glaring holes in the secondary, will they be able to keep up with the pass happy offenses of the NFL? Looking at that tough stretch of games, the Jets have to stop Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, Matt Stafford, Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. By no means is this an easy task, even for the master of defense, Rex Ryan.

The Jets have an excellent opportunity to flex their defensive muscle early and often, but if they can’t show the same grit they showed in 2013 in 2014, they could be in for a long long season and Rex Ryan will likely be out.

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