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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.Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share TweetWhile 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 theUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Dec 31, 2012Darrelle Revis, out since Week 3 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, said he would like to stay with the Jets for the long term.Upvote Share TweetBill 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,…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets Sign Eight to Future/Reserve ContractsOn 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 DenUpvote Share TweetThis 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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 hasUpvote Share Tweet
Jets hold nose, ask Giants for helpPerhaps 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Plenty of Questions RemainAfter 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom GambleAt 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 JaUpvote Share Tweet
Jets postpone Rex presser, trigger collective “Hmmmmmm”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 bUpvote Share Tweet
NFL Network Not Even Bothering To Spell "Jets" Correctly Anymoredeadspin.com Dec 31, 2012When 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Jets' potential GM candidatesESPN.com Dec 31, 2012Now 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets correct to fire Tannenabum, keep RyanESPN.com Dec 31, 2012The 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…Upvote Share TweetBills 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 AntonioUpvote Share Tweet
Two Bad Traits That Don’t Go Great TogetherJason 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 flUpvote Share TweetA 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 bUpvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tebow's tiny role donenydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012The 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 tailbackUpvote Share Tweet
Historic Day Of Moves In The NFLDec 31Adam Schefter discusses the number of head coaches and general managers who have been fired.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 17Dec 31Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Tannenbaum Fired, Ryan SafeDec 31Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter discuss the Jets' firing of general manager Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan's future as head coach.
Mike Tannenbaum out as New York Jets GMDec 31The "NFL AM" crew talks about what it means for Rex Ryan now that Mike Tannenbaum is out as New York Jets general manager..
Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…Dec 31Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17Dec 31What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck ruleDec 31The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.