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Report: Jets To Fire Sparano After Season

NEW YORK, NY (CBSNewYork) – A year ago, New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum hired former Miami Dolphins head coach, Tony Sparano as the new offensive coordinator with a hope of turning Mark Sanchez into a franchise quarterback.

As we have seen over the course of the past 17 weeks, that hope has not turned into reality.

Now Woody Johnson and the Jets will fire Sparano after just one season, according to ESPN.

According to, some people within the Jets organization are pushing for Norv Turner to replace Sparano as the offensive coordinator.

Current general manager Mike Tannenbaum’s job isn’t safe either. The Jets are reportedly reaching out to potential general managers, though they are exploring the option of keeping Tannenbaum in the front office in a cap-management capacity.

Tannenbaum has been the general manager since 2006, though he has been in the organization since 1997, starting out as the Director of Player Contract Negotiations. He has also served as the Senior Vice President of Football Operations and the assistant general manager.

Because of the dire financial situation that the Jets are in as a result of Tannenbaum, has reported that viable candidates might be hesitant to replace him. The website reported that many potential general managers would, in fact, never consider replacing Tannenbaum given the current circumstances surrounding the team.

Do you think Sparano should be fired? If he is fire who do you think should replace him? Share your thoughts below.


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