Originally Posted by norm428
I agree with most of this. Where I differ is that while I believe Woody to be an incompetent owner, I still can't believe he would be brain dead enough to hire Scott Cohen, and it has nothing to do with whether Cohen is qualified or not. Public perception of this team is bad enough. He hitched his wagon to Rex for at least one more year, essentially saying this debacle is Tanny's fault. Even he can't than turn around an make an internal hire from Tanny's staff. As far as the OC, it doesn't really matter. Unless he is hired by the new GM (Jim Popp/Marc Treatman) he's probably a goner in 2014.
But it will be a damning sign if Cohen is hired because it would mean that Ryan has complete control. Choosing Cohen would be a PR nightmare for Johnson but they have a history of not thinking that through (see Tebow fiasco). Besides, Woody and Rex have shown a tone-deaf ability to lie through there teeth to the media and, by proxy, the fans so I am not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
In the end, the OC does not matter because he will be gone after this season; on this I agree completely. The sad part about this is that if the Jets did things the correct way and had the GM choose the coach, they may have gone into the 2014 with an offensive system already in place.