Stop being rational, these boards can't handle that.
Pittsburgh is a unicorn. For every one of these you will find multiple examples where that HC is fired after one season. Not sure how Cleveland benefitted from Mangini's one year of service under Holmgren. Maybe the Bears benefitted by having Lovie hang around another year. If so, it certainly hard to see.
Woody is a moron for publicly backing Rex, without a disclaimer that whomever the Jets hire will have final determination on all football matters. He should have just added something simple to the Press Release. Just stupid.
That being said, I think he's come to grips that the roster needs to be overhauled, some cap hits are coming, and it may just take a year or two to get this roster to a place where a top notch coach would want this roster. Hopefully that is the case.
Still, a typically poorly executed Management play, even though the decision to let Tanny go was the right one.