At the beginning of the season, we joked that Jets coach Rex Ryan could go 8-8, win Coach of the Year and still get fired because he's not general manager John Idzik's "guy." And while New York has been eliminated from the playoffs, they could finish with that 8-8 record with wins over Cleveland and Miami.
It's been a remarkable few months, frankly, given that the Jets' offense lacks playmakers at wide receiver, tight end or running back, and starts a rookie quarterback who, predictably, is going through rookie grown pains.

(Geno Smith leads the AFC in interceptions, and he would've had a shot at the NFL lead if not for Eli Manning's effort to shatter the single-season record.)

But through it all, the Jets have remained competitive, including wins over the Patriots and Saints. But will that be enough to save Ryan's job? He thinks so.

“I know I'm a good football coach," Ryan said Monday. "I believe in this team, I believe in this organization. I'm determined to bring a winner to this team, there's no question about it. I know and I believe I'm the right guy for it. Again, I'm not the guy making that decision. If I was, it'd be easy.”

Guard Willie Colon thinks getting Ryan would be a mistake.