Originally Posted by SONNY WERBLIN
But Seriously, what is the point of firing REX now? IMO, if the new GM has a really great argument for why Rex should be fired and has a plan to replace him, then fire Rex. It is possible the new GM will have so much on his plate that he would prefer to keep the HC in place and replace him next year if he is so inclined.
Basically, there is no strategic advantage to firing Rex right now. It might give you the warm and fuzzies, but the benefit to the Jets is Zero. There is no red hot HC candidate out there that will not be available, and the Jets have a much better chance of attracting the type of non-rookie HC you desire after they get the franchise off the reef and pointed in the right direction.
The strategic advantage was to fire Rex and Mike simultaneously and go on the offensive, go on the attack, target some experienced HC/GM combos and go for the kill.
Once the decision was made to keep Rex Ryan, we entered a new dimension of New York Jets Dysfunction. The HC sticks around after backstabbing his GM. The new GM has to deal with an albatross of a HC. The HC is hiring 3 coordinators. If the GM doesn't like them they get the boot next year with the HC. That'll mean the 4th offensive coordinator and 4th new offensive system in 5 years. Under the same HC. It's crazy.
The HC is a lame duck who doesn't realize it. I can't fathom how badly that is going to turn out. Unprecedented insanity.