Originally Posted by SAR I
The way I look at it, Rex Ryan was fired today. He's just not leaving the building until next year.
This would be tragic if the team were a win-now entity capable of a 12 win season and an AFC East title. Fact is, we're a 6-10 mess in the middle of a cap disaster and a rebuild that is just about to get started. Doesn't really matter who is the head coach until the ship is righted. If there was a great HC candidate out there that we'd be passing on, that would be detrimental too, but besides the likes of Andy Reid, I don't see anyone out there to go crazy over.
Rex is gone. His body just occupies someone else's seat for another 364 days.
Thats why it was so important to get rid of Tanny. The last thing this team needed was a last ditch effort by a failing regime to mortgage more of the future to finish 8-8.