Florham Park, NJ- Bye-bye Tanny.
Everyone knew this was coming, but Woody Johnson wasn’t about to wait around for a reporter to officially break the news. At 9:14 this morning Johnson sent out a press release via email confirming all of our suspicions as he relieved General Manager Mike Tannenbaum of his duties and expressed his confidence and belief in Rex Ryan to continue to lead this team.
“Our 2012 season was a disappointment to all of us. My goal every year as an owner is to build a team that wins consistently. This year we failed to achieve that goal.” Johnson said to begin the press release. “This morning I informed Mike Tannenbaum that he will not return for the 2013 season. Mike devoted 15 years of the service to the Jets, and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication. Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship games, we are not where we want to be, and a new General Manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track.”
Johnson said the search for a new General Manager will, “start immediately.” (more…)