According to NJ Advance Media, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has cleaned out his office at the team’s headquarters. The Jets will be playing in Miami on Sunday, and it appears Ryan doesn’t anticipate his tenure with the team will last much longer than the final horn.
Jets owner Woody Johnson has reportedly solicited the assistance of Charley Casserly in seeking out new candidates to replace Ryan and general manager John Idzik, and Casserly has apparently begun that search in earnest. When word got back to Ryan, he began packing up, according to NJ.com.
Ryan had faced a similar fate in 2013, NJ.com’s Dom Cosentino notes, when it became apparent that Idzik was seeking out potential replacements for the coach. But a strong finish helped Ryan hold onto his job for another year. No such reprieve appears in the offing this year, not with the Jets stuck at 3-12.
There will be much more to discuss about Ryan once his apparent firing becomes official. For now, this should make Sunday’s game against Miami interesting from both an emotional and an effort perspective.