The New York Jets have fired head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after the team finished 4-12 and missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Jets owner Woody Johnson had this to say about the change:
“After extensive thought and reflection about the current state of our football team, this morning I informed Rex Ryan and John Idzik that they will not be returning for the 2015 season. Both Rex and John made significant contributions to the team, and they have my appreciation and gratitude for their efforts and commitment. Over the years, Rex brought the Jets a bold confidence and a couple of great postseason runs, which all of us will remember.
I am beginning our search for new football leadership, effective immediately, with guidance and support from respected football experts, including Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf, two Super Bowl winners with decades of valuable experience.
We will consider all options to improve the Jets.”
Ryan’s tenure with the Jets looked promising during his first two seasons, leading New York to consecutive AFC Conference Championship games and losing both.
Ryan made a name for himself as the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator from 2005-2008.
Ryan didn’t do the customary farewell speech to players instead he showed them a video of all the plays the made for him. He thanked them for the memories and walked out before the video even began.
Ryan shouldn’t have a tough time finding a job and I’m sure he’s already getting calls to become the defensive coordinator somewhere.