December 31, 2012

Jets fire GM, but Ryan will return: Mike Tannenbaum was fired as the Jets' general manager after a 6-10 season, but the club announced head coach Rex Ryan will return next season.

posted by jjzucal to football at 10:11 PM - 7 comments

So this is basically an anti-Tebow move, then? At this point I'd be surprised if they don't Photoshop Tebow out of the team photos.

posted by Rock Steady at 11:11 PM on December 31, 2012

The pursuit and acquisition of the barely-used Tim Tebow, an idea hatched by Tannenbaum and encouraged by Ryan that turned into a public relations disaster, turned out to be the final straw.

I am boggled at how this ended up being the last straw for Tannenbaum, who got the team tons of press, apparently at the behest of his coach, but not for Ryan, who then proceeded to do shit-all with the straw in question.

posted by Etrigan at 11:48 PM on December 31, 2012

The Jets are a joke. Spin it any way you want it. Ryan is a buffoon who has no comtrol of his players. They will suck worse next year than they did this year.

posted by dyams at 01:58 AM on January 01, 2013

"We are not where we want to be, and a new general manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track," Johnson said in his statement.

So Johnson plans to get the Jets on the right track but at the same time hold on to Ryan?

Talk about an oxymoron. Or maybe just a moron.

posted by roberts at 10:23 AM on January 01, 2013

I still wonder if the Tebow move was really Tannenbaum's ... I think it may have been Woody's move to get publicity, which worked because the New York papers went bonkers for a while.

posted by jjzucal at 12:35 PM on January 01, 2013

If the Giants would quit losing 6-7 games in the regular season, then going to the Super Bowl, then beating the PATRIOTS, the Jets would probably be a lot less neurotic and boneheaded.

posted by beaverboard at 06:15 PM on January 01, 2013

It's all about getting the press and people talking about you. Even negative press is good press (most important lesson learned from the Britney Spears School of Publicity).

posted by NerfballPro at 10:04 AM on January 02, 2013

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