We all knew this entering the season: Rex Ryan would be fired in just four short months.

He had been lucky to keep his job in the offseason when former general manager Mike Tannenbaum had not. But he was unlucky because new GM John Idzik seemed intent on taking over the decision-making for Ryan and because Ryan I don't know seemed almost emasculated in the process.

So it was an easy call: Ryan would lose his job after the season because 1) the team would be awful again and 2) Idzik would want to hire his own coach.

Then the Jets beat the Buccaneers 18-17 in the season-opener after a Nick Folk game-winning 48-yard field goal and now we don't know what to think. The script that already had been written -- Rex Ryan would be gone by this time next year -- perhaps needs a rewrite.

Because the team is 1-0 and that's something. And maybe it's something on which Ryan can build.

Remember the quarterback controversy? Of course you do. But with Mark Sanchez out for who knows how long with a shoulder injury and with Geno Smith coming off an unimpressive preseason it seemed as though the Jets would have little-to-no offense. Even though receiver Santonio Holmes was making his return Sunday the talent in New York's offense was so lacking that it would be near impossible for any quarterback to win with that squad.

But Smith looked more comfortable than I thought he could completing 24 of 38 passes for 256 yards a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 47 yards on six carries. Oh and he led his team on two fourth-quarter comebacks. Mark Sanchez who? Who cares.