Originally Posted by SAR I
I think what we are witnessing here is a Herman Edwards type stare-down.
If you're Rex Ryan, you know that you are a dead man walking. You can win 10 games next season and still be Lovie Smith under a new GM. You're going to work hard for nothing, your reputation is going to take an even bigger hit, there's nothing you can do about it but stick it out and get the money.
If you are Woody Johnson, you aren't going to let a malcontent play the 'fire me please' game because then you're going to owe him two years severance for no reason. You could fire him tomorrow and find out that he's wanted by a media desperate team like Jacksonville or San Diego.
The evidence here is substantial if one looks at it from this perspective. The leaks, the locker room dissension, the story about Rex wanting out, the retraction, Woody Johnson not showing up at the Buffalo game, the canceled press conference, the canned statement from Woody Johnson instead of a joint press conference with his head coach showing support.
And it fully supports my earlier post that Rex will get fired at some point in the near future or next offseason.
The bottom line is...he's done. It's just a matter of when it happens.