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NY Jets owner Woody Johnson should fire Rex Ryan in addition to…

NY Jets owner Woody Johnson should fire Rex Ryan in addition to GM Mike Tannenbaum

That huge sigh of relief you heard on Monday morning was emanating from Florham Park and it came from Rex Ryan. On Black Monday around the NFL, Ryan was not singing the same blues as seven of his other coaching brethren from around the league.
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  • Sanchez seeing Greener pastures

    Sanchez seeing Greener pastures

    There's at least one person who’s optimistic about Mark Sanchez’s future, and that would be Sanchez himself. The Jets’ quarterback isn’t allowing a disastrous season to get him thinking what many Jets fans are: that he is toast as a New York Jet.
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  • Are the Jets Slow-Playing Sparano?

    Are the Jets Slow-Playing Sparano?

    thejetsblog.com ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    While everyone expected Tony Sparano gone today, it looks like it’s not yet happened according to Jane McManus of ESPN NY. Sparano was back to work on Monday. Mark Sanchez said he had met with his coordinator that morning, and Sparano is keeping up the
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  • Revis Focuses on Return, One He Hopes Is With the Jets

    Revis Focuses on Return, One He Hopes Is With the Jets

    nytimes.com Dec 31, 2012
    Darrelle Revis, out since Week 3 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, said he would like to stay with the Jets for the long term.
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  • Polian Declied Jets Invitation for Interview

    Polian Declied Jets Invitation for Interview

    thejetsblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Bill Polian apparently turned down a request from the Jets to interview for the GM job before they engaged with Korn/Ferry to take care of the search according to USA Today. Before the New York Jets hired a search firm to look for a new general manager,…
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  • Jets Sign Eight to Future/Reserve Contracts

    Jets Sign Eight to Future/Reserve Contracts

    thejetsblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    On an odd day for the organization the Jets have signed eight players to reserve/future contracts.  Here’s the list … more on them later. JoJo Dickson - LB 6-1 245 Idaho Tevita Finau —DT 6-5 288 Utah Jaiquawn Jarrett —FS 6-0 196 Temple Den
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  • BGA: Jets at Bills — Part Two (Defense/ST)

    BGA: Jets at Bills — Part Two (Defense/ST)

    This analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct a…
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  • The GM Search Begins …

    The GM Search Begins …

    thejetsblog.com ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Jets have already reached out to a few candidates as far as we know.  Here’s a list of some suspects that the Jets might consider interviewing for the current GM opening. Tom Gamble - The current director of player personnel in San Francisco has
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  • Jets hold nose, ask Giants for help

    Jets hold nose, ask Giants for help

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    Perhaps Jets owner Woody Johnson is finally interested in stealing something besides the back pages from the Giants. According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the Jets have asked permission to talk to Giants college scouting director Marc Ross for…
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  • Plenty of Questions Remain

    Plenty of Questions Remain

    thejetsblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    After terminating Mike Tannenbaum from the organization, a meeting was held this afternoon for the assistant coaches. Apparently, it yielded little information about their futures and they may be in the dark until a new general manager is found. Assista…
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  • Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble

    Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    At the moment, Tom Gamble works for one of the league’s more stable franchises. The 49ers director of player personnel apparently will have a chance to fix two that don’t share that designation. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that both the Jets and Ja
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  • Jets postpone Rex presser, trigger collective “Hmmmmmm”

    Jets postpone Rex presser, trigger collective “Hmmmmmm”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    If you take it at face value, the fact Rex Ryan isn’t talking today might mean nothing. But with the Jets, seldom does anything mean nothing. Ryan, who the owner has already said he would retain after the firing of general manager Mike Tannenbaum, had b
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  • NFL Network Not Even Bothering To Spell "Jets" Correc…

    NFL Network Not Even Bothering To Spell "Jets" Correctly Anymore

    deadspin.com Dec 31, 2012
    When you go 6-10 without once starting a competent quarterback, when your season is derailed by locker room backbiting and anonymous shit-talk, when your second-string QB generates the biggest awareness-to-playing-time ratio in football's history, then …
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  • Jets' potential GM candidates

    Jets' potential GM candidates

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Now that Mike Tannenbaum is out as the Jets' general manager, ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini takes a look at some names that likely are on the team's radar. Jerry Angelo, former Bears GM -- A well-respected football man who built the Bears' 2006 Super Bo…
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  • Jets correct to fire Tannenabum, keep Ryan

    Jets correct to fire Tannenabum, keep Ryan

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The New York Jets are far from done. But their two initial moves were both correct. New York fired embattled general manager Mike Tannenbaum and retained head coach Rex Ryan on Monday. This pair suffered back-to-back non-winning seasons in New York (6-1…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    Bills RB C.J. Spiller squeezed in one more big play before the end of the season. Dolphins RB Reggie Bush wound up 14 yards shy of 1,000 for the season. The Patriots’ offensive line put together a stronger game than in recent weeks. Said Jets CB Antonio
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  • Two Bad Traits That Don’t Go Great Together

    Two Bad Traits That Don’t Go Great Together

    thejetsblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Jason over at NYJetsCap.com has a great article in which he does a quick recap of the Jets game/season and he talks about a lot of topics.  It’s well worth the read, but two of the most interesting points in his article were about Rex Ryan’s fatal fl
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  • Tebow’s year with the Jets ends with a whimper

    Tebow’s year with the Jets ends with a whimper

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    A year ago, Tim Tebow was a playoff-winning quarterback. Sunday, he was again reduced to a fan with a good seat, as his little-used year with the Jets ended in familiar fashion. He took one snap in Sunday’s finale, handed off to Joe McKnight, and then b
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  • Jets Will Pick at No. 9; Changes Are Ahead

    Jets Will Pick at No. 9; Changes Are Ahead

    The Jets will make many changes in the off-season, but the biggest question will probably be answered later Monday: whether Rex Ryan will return as coach.
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  • Tebow's tiny role done

    Tebow's tiny role done

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    The lost season of Tim Tebow’s football career ended with the reserve quarterback rotating between a standing position on the sideline and a heater near the bench. He was on the field Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium for one play - a handoff to tailback
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  • Video - Historic Day Of Moves In The NFL 03:43

    Historic Day Of Moves In The NFL

    Dec 31
    Adam Schefter discusses the number of head coaches and general managers who have been fired.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 17 02:51

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 17

    Dec 31
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - Tannenbaum Fired, Ryan Safe 03:19

    Tannenbaum Fired, Ryan Safe

    Dec 31
    Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter discuss the Jets' firing of general manager Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan's future as head coach.
  • Video - Mike Tannenbaum out as New York Jets GM 03:52

    Mike Tannenbaum out as New York Jets GM

    Dec 31
    The "NFL AM" crew talks about what it means for Rex Ryan now that Mike Tannenbaum is out as New York Jets general manager..

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    Dec 31
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    Dec 31
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    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.