Can subtle Rex stifle Same Old Jets?

Loud coach actually excels with understated moves; now he must avoid annual dud

Updated: December 9, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It comes every December, just like Christmas. There's always a "Same Old Jets" game, a logic-defying loss that makes the fan base want to run for the bridges.

There was the no-show against the Atlanta Falcons two years ago, which prompted Rex Ryan's premature surrender. There was last December's awful loss to the Miami Dolphins. We could go back to 2008 -- or back to the 1980s -- but there isn't enough space to recap every disaster.

For the third-straight ...

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