In decisive fashion Rex Ryan has been declared the winner of the JetsDaily coaching poll. He garnered a 57% majority of the votes.
1. Rex Ryan (33)
2. Steve Spagnuolo (7)
3a. Brian Schottenheimer (3)
3b. Mike Shanahan (3)
3c. Jeff Jagodzinski (3)
6a. Russ Grimm (2)
6b. Brian Billick (2)
6c. Ron Meeks (2)
6d. Bill Callahan (2)
I admit I was surprised at how the voting turned out. I had written some good things about Ryan recently, and a lot of fans seem to like him, so it's no surprise he won. The fact that he got almost five times as many votes as any other candidate was astounding.
Spagnuolo, who was probably considered the early front runner, still checks in at second, and is very much alive in the coaching race, even if he finished a distant second in this poll.
Schottenheimer, to no surprise, is not feeling the love from Jets fans, receiving just three of the 56 votes, or just 5%.
I'm a little surprised that every candidate received at least two votes, including long shots like Callahan, Billick, and Meeks. I'm very curious to the motivations behind each candidate and what people were thinking when they voted. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!