Hire Brian Gaine. Here's why:
The biggest problems this season were the erosion of talent , the concern that Rex has had too much say beyond focusing on coaching, and a startling lack of discipline/professionalism within the organization.
Mike T took the fall for all of this (Rex should probably have as well, and will probably take the fall next year). But with all the media drama consider this:
1) The Jets scouting department is highly regarded and a tight crew (so says Charlie Casserly and has been intimated by Tony Pauline) and is evidenced by many of their players from the draft still playing around the league (see Dreesen, Marquice Cole, Jonathan Goodwin). The problem is not that their scouts have been bad, they've not had enough picks and not enough influence in the draft room.
2) Cap-wise, Jason from nyjetscap points out that our cap management under Mr. T (outside of the Sanchez contract) was pretty good and innovative (and Ari Nissim probably understands it). The problem was that they didn't use the draft to replete cheap and good talent when they made bets on their stars. His recent Jets cap analysis is a must-read. They traded away too many picks for short-term gain and left a major gaping hole in their roster. That is first and foremost why Mr. T had to go!
In that environment, you don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. On one hand, that could mean that a guy like Scott Cohen gets the job, but the fans and media would revolt. Brian Gaine is the best alternative in that scenario. Fresh blood, personnel background and quick riser, no-nonsense. Has relationships with the scouts and with Bradway so keeps that part of the organization intact. Can continue cap management under Ari.
WIth Brian Gaine get some sense of a fresh approach, Rex has a year to prove his worth or he is gone, but the organization avoids over-reacting to the media. The solution focusing more on the draft, finding our qb, and maintaining what has been a successful approach to the cap in general. Reaching for a totally new approach and blowing it up would set us back more than folks think, unless it was a no-brainer like Eric DeCosta.