I know they said he'd be returning for next season already, but the fact that he hasn't been allowed to talk to the media yet is odd. They did the same thing with Schotty last year. They said he was coming back until he was done interviewing for head coaching jobs, then they "parted ways".
I think Woody wants the new GM to know he wants Rex back, but it will be the new GM's decision whether to keep him in the end or not.
I think it is still a possibility. But I wouldn't read too much into the press conference being cancelled as the reason. Rex has proven time and time again that he simply can't handle them and that going out there yesterday would be a disaster. He wouldn't have any answers for the majority of questions.
Rex has two years left on his contract. Woody has publicly support Rex Ryan. It is obvious Ryan is totally committed to making the Jets a SB team. He doesn't want to coach any place else. The guy will be hear for 2 years minimum IMO.
--ONE more possiblity- Rex 2013 team is unprepared as usual- we go 0-3. And Rex gets canned after 3 games; our new OC Ken Whisenhunt is named
acting Head Coach for remainder of season.
Good lord. There's nothing that derails a season more than firing a HC within a season. I would hope Woody is smart enough to either fire Rex now or let next season ride and see where the team is at in Jan '14. Then make a decision.
As far as Whisenhunt goes, he's still getting HC interest...especially from Buffalo.