And the above picture translates into these W-L records...
Chiefs = 2-14 = Crennel fired
Eagles = 4-12 = Reid fired = burnt out...no playoffs with Dream Team twice
Cards = 5-11 = Wisenhunt fired...no Kurt Warner...lol...no Kolb either
Bills = 6-10 = Gailey fired = Fitzy for QB
Jets = 6-10 = Woody says no...two AFCCG's saved Ryan's ass.
Consistently bad QB play usually ends up getting HC's fired. After two AFCCG seasons...the 2011-12 Sanchez turns into this...
If Cowher had Sanchez turning into a TO machine in his 3rd and 4th seasons, he probably would've deserved to be fired. Cause he wouldn't have achieved the two AFCCG's worth of credibility in those first two years, that would've enabled him to survive. He's not a genius on either side of the ball, that would've been able to over come a vastly inexperienced Sanchez at QB, operating a mediocre offense. He couldn't take Mangini's defense and turn it into the #1 defense in the league. That's what Rex did. And I give him credit for that. But I also give him credit for being part of the problem for the wheels completely falling off on Sanchez in year's three and four. IMO Rex is clueless when it comes to the offense and QB development.
So I have mixed feelings about Rex. Just as I didn't want Tanny to be the GM to draft and overseer the development of another QB prospect. I don't think that Rex should be there too. Yet...he's a DC genius. If given enough talent, Rex can beat a Belichick and Brady Pats team. 3-2 WL in 2009-10. Then 0-4 in 2011-12...when Sanchez made TO's faster then a speeding bullet. I don't think Cowher was much better then around 2-5 against BB and Brady, when HC of the Steelers.
IMO...Rex needed a GM with a strong football background to control him. And help guide him in all matters with the offense. Maybe the new Jets GM actually feels that Rex is worth working with. That he genuinely wants to move forward with Rex. But if Rex is not his choice...then 2013 is going to be just another year in Jets Paradise.