NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thirteen months ago, the New York Jets rallied to save Rex Ryan’s job.
It was obvious to everyone that history wasn’t going to repeat itself in 2014. Not after a fourth straight season missing the playoffs.
“I think we all saw the writing on the wall,” Jets center Nick Mangold said Thursday morning on WFAN radio.
Ryan — popular in the locker room and affable with the media — was fired along with general manager John Idzik late last month. Mangold said it was the right call by owner Woody Johnson.
“As Woody has said, we’re in the business of winning, and 4-12 is not winning,” he said. “Changes had to be made.”