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.
According to a report, Casserly has reached out to former Packers general manager Ron Wolf. The 75-year-old would also serve as a consultant in the event that wholesale changes are on the way.
Woody Johnson has some tough decisions to make as the New York Jets look towards the future.
Rex Ryan still pictures himself raising the Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champion. Whether he gets another opportunity to try to deliver that title with the New York Jets remains to be seen.
There have been conflicting reports about the GM’s fate. But according to the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta, the front office has been a mess since Idzik has taken over.
One more week. One final game. That’s all that might be left in Rex Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Jets, with his future uncertain beyond Sunday’s season finale.
Is total regime change on the horizon? It’s starting to look like it.
This isn’t just about Fan Guy or the Jets’ current plunge down the rungs of relevance. This isn’t even about the gritty game they played Sunday. It’s about the zero sum reality of pro football and the Jets’ unwillingness to abide by it.
Picture this: Small planes carrying banners circling the workplaces of each of those involved in the “Fire John Idzik” campaign, stating their personal failures.
An angry Jets fans tweeted at owner Woody Johnson, encouraging him to fire general manager John Idzik. Johnson hit the “favorite” button before realizing what he did and undoing it.
Leading the reported crusade to find the Jets’ next head coach is Woody Johnson, which makes sense. What doesn’t make any sense is his wingman on the endeavor, general manager John Idzik.
Idzik, in just his second season as the general manager, might be fired by Johnson after the year, though Ryan’s seat appears hotter.
Decker went from playing in the Super Bowl a year ago to simply playing for pride during the final weeks of this season. Through it all, he has no regrets.