Originally Posted by Dcat
It's not a matter of should Rex stay or go. It's a matter of empowering your new General Manager to make the most important decisions. Woody has already removed a testicle from whoever the new GM will be. Just like Schott was forced up Rex's ass, now Rex is being forced up the new GM's ass. This is sheer lunacy on the part of this terrible, terrible owner.
The new GM will not be able to turn this team around in 1 year. There are too many holes, too little talent, and too little cap space. Under those circumstances, especially with a coach you (as the owner) like, it makes sense to tell the GM "keep Rex here for a year and evaluate him, and restock the roster for 2014. After this year, keeping Rex or cutting him loose will be your call".
Bottom line, the Jets' job is not an attractive head coaching job - and there are some actually attractive ones coming open this year. Philadelphia and San Diego have more talent, less cap problems, and a more stable ownership. The Jets would be better served conducting a HC search, if necessary, next year - when their cap position will be far more stable, the bad contracts and old players this team is saddled with have been excised, and the franchise is poised to trend upwards rather than down.