In the aftermath of the Jets’ disastrous 4-12 season that resulted in his firing, former general manager John Idzik disappeared from public view. But now it looks like he’s resurfaced, albeit 1,000 or so miles away.
The Jets are heading in a new direction, with a new front office and sideline hierarchy. But that doesn’t mean the decisions of the previous regime will be so easily forgotten.
The man in control of the FireMikeMaccagnan.com domain name reportedly has no intention to ever follow in the footsteps of the people who ran FireJohnIdzik.com, a site that wasn’t viewed favorably by everyone.
Rex Ryan agrees, the situation he’s walking into in Buffalo is similar to the one he just left with the Jets. But he doesn’t care, because, to the surprise of absolutely no one, he says he has a plan.
The most encouraging thing that came out of Todd Bowles’ mouth this week had nothing to do with rings or toughness or locker room culture. And yet, it had everything to do with them.
It appears that the man Jets will hire to replace fired GM John Idzik will have a solid player drafting and development background.
Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.
If you thought you had a bad Monday, these guys lost their jobs. Personally, I thought Rex deserved another shot.
A year of promise turned into a nightmare for Rex Ryan and his New York Jets.
The sidewalk and steps in front of the Jets’ store off Madison Avenue are a rubble-strewn mess, under construction with the promise of a better tomorrow.
The man can still coach, the evidence shows. Sadly, it won’t be here in New York with the Jets. But he will do it somewhere, and he will win if given the proper support and commitment.
Johnson fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik on Monday, one day after completing one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
It appears Jets owner Woody Johnson is ready to go to the ends of the Earth to turn this franchise around after four straight non-playoff seasons.
Rex Ryan was felled by his own hubris. His best characteristics — his confidence, unwillingness to change, and monolithic ear to his own voice and only tuning fork — are what made him overtly unadaptable to progress.
Somebody should thank this man for his service. He deserves it and then some.