I'd say Pettine actually wants to finally be a true Dc and not have the head coach taking things over. Rex Ryan has to realize that if he wants to just coach defense he better stick to being a great DC instead of a ****ty HC.
He has to have a job lined up already. If there is a rare chance he does not, this is really a bad sign of what might be going on inside our locker room. Mike and Rex have been very close.
So going into next year we'll have lost Pettine and Westhoff and are looking to fire Sparano, yet the HC stays? I think that's ridiculous.
If i had to guess, Rex/Tanny decided that Pettine isn't all that valuable (Since Rex pretty much runs the defense) so they offered him a lowball contract and he decided to turn it down and put his services on the open market. They probably already have someone (in-house) that they will promote to DC.
Somebody needs to go. If Woody brings back the whole crew like everything is still rainbows and unicorns without making an example then I'm done. Why torture yourself with an idiot owner who has no clue?
This is the same organization that a year ago told us that Brian Schottenheimer wasn't fired and didn't resign.
If Pettine sees the writing on the wall and wants to make it clear that he will be available for employment elsewhere, I can see him leaking that he was offered something and turned it down.
Let the games begin.
Pettine was quite candid in an espn article about how the lack of offense has worn on the D.
The Jets might have the next Al Davis, Jerry Jones, or Daniel Snyder? We'll see.
Just as we did we got rid of Edwards and Mangini, we kept the offensive side of the ball the same and switched over only the defense to match the new head coach.
So if we did try to extend Pettine it's possible that Mike is staying and wants consistency with the Ryan defense while he brings in a head coach to manage the offense which is exactly what we need.
If it was done right now because Mike is trying to retain Ryan's staff before he gets rid of Ryan, he may have turned it down out of loyalty to Rex.
The timing of this announcement is rather curious; he probably has something lined up in college and he needs to be announced before the end of the season.
You people feed right into the tabloid feeding frenzy.
Think about it...Why would he not sign the contract extension?
Well, if I was his agent, I'd tell him to hold on tight until after the season. Why sign a contract extension if there is uncertainty on what Woody is going to do with the head coach.
If he signs now and Rex is canned, he could end up locked into a job working for a new HC he doesn't want to work for.
This does not mean Mike Petitine is looking to leave....he just wants to make sure his options are open if Rex gets the boot.
It looks to me that this means Rex is staying, but like Callahan last year who made a lateral move to escape Rex's zoo, Pettine is just trying to get out while his reputation is still somewhat intact...