The Jets are expanding their search for a new GM, setting up interviews with Miami assistant Brian Gaine and Pittsburgh exec Omar Khan. And that’s not all.
Jets fans and reporters won’t shut up about how Tuesday’s press conference in Florham Park was this big abomination, this major embarrassment, this exhibition in deception and false understanding. It was none of those things.
They promised it’s all going to change. The Jets are not going to be bullied anymore. How? They’ll figure it out as they go.
“(Rex Ryan) got up there and said, ‘Hey, I feel like it’s day one! Forget the last four years. I got Mr T. to take the hit for that. I feel like I just got here! I feel like it’s day one!’ Wait, how is it day one? You’ve been here for four years!”
The Jets announced the firing of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano during Tuesday’s much-anticipated press conference.
Ryan and his Jets are classic front-runners — bold and beautiful when the wind is at their broad backs — but shivering and shriveling when a little adversity taps at their front door.
Cavanaugh’s contract was due to expire in a few weeks and he was told Monday he would not be part of Rex Ryan’s staff next season.
The Jets are moving forward with their search for a new general manager, with San Francisco 49ers executive Tom Gamble appearing to be the front-runner.
If Tom Gamble becomes the Jets’ new GM by week’s end, Woody Johnson will not have made a bad choice. On top of everything, Gamble comes highly recommended by the eminent Bill Polian.
Tom Gamble of the 49ers’ organization has emerged as favorite to land the Jets’ open GM position.
Gang Green are beginning to interview GM candidates to find Mike Tannenbaum’s replacement.
The Pro Football Writers Association of America is “satisfied” that the Jets are following the “spirit of the rules” in making coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson available to the media next Tuesday, rather than within the seven-day period required by the NFL.
The new general manager will not be able to run the Jets as he sees fit. The new general manager will have to live with Ryan as head coach for another season. That means the Jets’ rebuilding project will take a full year longer than it should.
With head coach Rex Ryan reportedly relaxing on the beaches of the Bahamas, Johnson is set to start interviewing potential general manager candidates on Friday.
The Jets are headed toward a violation of the NFL’s media policy by not making Ryan or other team executives available within a week of the end of the regular season.