An interesting question that many have asked me over the past few weeks and, truthfully, I have not thought too deeply about. There are many variables and hurdles that have to be resolved and cleared before such an event could happen.
First, Rex would have to be relieved of his duties as head coach of the Jets. That's already a foregone conclusion according to our Jets friends.
Second, the Giants would have to replace their head coach, Tom Coughlin, because it's doubtful he - or the current Giants front office infrastructure - would consider bringing a media ringleader such as Ryan in the door. They like things quiet.
Thirdly, the Giants would have to break away from their current 4-3 defensive philosophy and mold their defense into the 3-4 alignment that Rex favors. That means major changes to their front seven. I know, big deal.
If they want to create a stir, a move like this would certainly do the trick. They need to change radically on defense. Their pass rush is no longer effective and the fire on the defensive side of the ball is all but gone.
Injuries have stripped the Giants of key players the past two seasons, so it's very hard to tell if the Perry Fewell system has failed by design or they just haven't had enough capable players to run it properly.
Other factors that would impede a Ryan-to-the-Giants hook-up are the obvious ones. Would John Mara bring Rex into the building and be comfortable with him wearing the logo? It doesn't seem likely.
If the Giants decide to extend Coughlin, he's probably not going to be in favor of firing his longtime lieutenant Fewell in favor of Rex, who could turn over the apple cart at Quest with his outspokenness.
If Coughlin is replaced, the new head coach would want autonomy when it comes to hiring assistants, so Rex may or may not be high on the list depending on who that coach is.
Unless the Giants want to stick it to the Jets by having Rex cross the hallway and win a championship, this move appears to be just fodder to fill dead air on talk radio.
And we wouldn't want to give Joe Beningo any more agita than he already has...