The Jets still haven’t settled on a general manager. But in New York, the show must go on. Apparently so much the search for a new offensive coordinator.
“It was a mess,” Westhoff said in a radio interview Friday. “It was an absolute mess. You can say however else you want, it was really a mess. I was very, very disappointed.”
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.
“I’m approaching this day like it’s the first day. Period. Like my first day as a head coach,” said Ryan. “This is a new chance for me.”
The Jets announced the firing of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano during Tuesday’s much-anticipated press conference.
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.
Gang Green are beginning to interview GM candidates to find Mike Tannenbaum’s replacement.
Sparano is still the Jets’ offensive coordinator. And, as unlikely as it seems, there remains a chance he could be running Rex Ryan’s offense next season.
As expected, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum was given a one-way ticket out of the big top on Monday morning.
Tannenbaum delivered a farewell address on Monday to the group of men he signed, traded for or drafted over the last seven years as the team’s GM. And he choked back tears as he read it.
According to a report, coach Rex Ryan wanted the backup quarterback to be more involved all season, but offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was opposed to it.
Who’ll be on the Jets — at quarterback, offensive coordinator and even general manager — remains the question as the beleaguered coach and his turmoil-riddled team prepare for an uncertain offseason.
Reports are saying that Woody Johnson and the Jets will fire Sparano and Tannenbaum after the season.
Ryan reacted strongly Friday to a report that stated he “would want out” if owner Woody Johnson isn’t prepared to invest in changes on offense.