NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fortunately for Jets head coach Rex Ryan, his future at the helm of the team is not necessarily tied to whether or not the Jets make the playoffs this upcoming season, according to the New York Daily News.
After a 6-10 season last year, owner Woody Johnson decided to fire general manager Mike Tannenbaum and keep Ryan as head coach. Johnson brought in John Idzik to take Tannenbaum’s place at GM. If the Jets post a record of .500 or better this upcoming season, most would consider it a success.
But, if the Jets have another disappointing season, Idzik and Johnson may have a tough decision on their hands regarding Ryan’s future with the team.
But Ryan doesn’t seem to be worried about being the next member of the Jets’ staff to be canned.
“I don’t give a s— about last year,” Ryan told the Daily News. “I’m tired of talking about it.”
“I’m not worried about being a lame-duck guy,” he added. “I’m not worried about that. I am not. I look at this as an opportunity. … Look, I’m disappointed in the product that we put on the field both personally (and for) our fans. Because I’m a Jet fan. I’m no different than anybody else.”
Despite what happens in this upcoming season, Ryan’s future is apparently in the hands of Johnson, who has put his trust in his head coach in the past.
“I know they’re disappointed,” Ryan said of Jets fans. “I know they’re ticked off at how we played last year. And I’m sure they’re upset at me and rightfully so. At the end of the day, we’ll see what happens. I’m certainly not worried about it. In fact, I’m doing just the opposite. I can’t wait. I’m popping out of my skin, because I feel in my heart I know what it’s going to look like.”
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