You know the old saying: "the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, especially when that tree is a morbidly obese, hotheaded football coach." Or something like that. While defensive coordinator for the Houston Oilers, Buddy Ryan punched the team’s play caller Kevin Gillbride in the face during a game. His son Rex Ryan has picked up where he left off, leading the New York Jets with the same volatile personality.
Ryan’s led the team to a pair of AFC Championship games, but has also been criticized for being a foul-mouthed egomaniac. The Tim Tebow acquisition brings a quarterback controversy and media blitz to an already divided team. Brawls have become a routine facet of training camp. So with patience wearing thin and expectations high, we thought it an appropriate time to debate the badass or jackass-ness of the J-E-T-S.