Jets coach Rex Ryan 'embarrassed' by 2-10 record
The Jets squandered a 13-6 fourth-quarter lead on Monday night and fell to the Miami Dolphins for their second straight loss. After winning their season opener, the Jets lost eight straight games.
"I'm embarrassed for myself, absolutely," Ryan said during a conference call Tuesday. "It's an embarrassment. It's definitely embarrassing to me. I feel like I've let my owner down. I've let our fan base down."
It was reported last week that Ryan has known he will be fired by general manager John Idzik since before the season started.
Ryan is in his sixth season as Jets head coach and has compiled a 44-47 record. After reaching the AFC Championship Game his first two seasons, he and the Jets have missed the playoffs the last three years and are mathematically eliminated this season.
Jets fans have publicly called for Idzik to be fired. Fans raised more than $10,000 to put up a "Fire John Idzik" billboard near the team's stadium, and a banner was flown over the team's practice facility with the same sentiment.
The Jets are No. 30 in points scored this season and No. 25 in scoring defense. They play at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
- Paul Palladino