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Jets' D: How the mighty has fallen

Gang won't even have best defense at MetLife on Sunday. How did this happen?

Updated: November 30, 2012, 2:25 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- On a carefree day in August, Rex Ryan made the prediction he makes every August, forecasting a top-five finish in the defensive rankings. It didn't sound crazy, certainly not as outlandish as his Super Bowl guarantees. After all, his defenses always place among the best. Look it up.

Ryan, the self-proclaimed best defensive coach in the NFL, was so confident that he called the top five "a given. I don't care who's out there." He joked that secondary coach Dennis ...

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