Because Woody isn't going to fire Rex.
I don't think any GM should be forced to come in and have a head coach forced upon them. This team is boned on the Sanchez cap hit and should keep him, make him compete this off-season for the starting job, then hand it to McElroy anyway.
The one who needs to go is actually Tebow.
This is not about Tannenbaum's skill. It's about Ryan. If the owner won't get on board with a new GM who wants to clean house, then leave the house dirty, let the bottom fall out, and come back in 2014 with a high 1st round pick, a new GM, a new head coach, and a promise from an owner to not meddle.
If Woody cannot agree to this, then go look at Dallas since Jimmy Johnson's influence and ability to override Jones left and understand that Jones knows more about football in the tip of his earlobe than Woody does. That's scary **** right there.
Ryan obviously has no idea how to differentiate between a QB who wins you games and one who doesn't lose them for you. He's also shown a massive lack of knowledge (as has Tannenbaum) on WR-QB relationships, RB talent levels, and what makes a decent NFL Offensive Tackle.
I personally think they should all go. But I would hate to see Tannenbaum fired and a new GM hired and have Rex forced upon him. It will lead to not attracting a top-tier GM, which will start another cycle of mediocrity.
This team needs rebuild and infused with young, new talent. The question is now how long will the Jets stink beyond next season. Next season is pretty much a given due to the Sanchez contract situation. Which I believe actually impacts the following year's cap as well (8.2 next year, 8.8 the year after or something, in deferred money).
I could be mistaken in that regard. Lots of weird stuff has been thrown around regarding his contract.