It's time for Coach Ryan to grow up

With his Jets team in turmoil, Rex Being Rex simply won't cut it anymore

Updated: January 3, 2012, 12:06 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- When a worn-out-looking Rex Ryan admitted Monday that he lost "the pulse" of his Jets team this season, it was as short and sweet an indictment possible of why his Gotta Be Me management style has got to go. The problem with the Jets during their 8-8 season that ended Sunday with a thudding loss to the five-win Miami Dolphins wasn't just players versus player. It was also, by Ryan's own admission, Ryan's problematic relationship with the team itself.

For once, Ryan ...

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