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Rex likely will stay, Tannenbaum could be reassigned


Changes are likely coming to the Jets if (when) another season ends without a playoff berth.  Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News shed some light during Thursday’s PFT Live on what could happen.

Mehta firmly believes that coach Rex Ryan will be back for a fifth season.  So what about G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, who presumably is ultimately responsible for an actual or perceived lack of talent?

Mehta believes that Tannenbaum, who like Ryan is under contract for two more years, will be reassigned.  Which is a kind way of saying demoted.

It wouldn’t be unprecedented.  When Tannenbaum became the General Manager, the team’s former G.M., Terry Bradway, was reassigned.  Which was a kind way of saying demoted.

If Mehta’s presumably educated hunch is accurate, it means that the team would need a new G.M., possibly someone with a background in scouting.

It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out.  And it was interesting to hear for the first time the possibility that both Ryan and Tannenbaum will stay, but that Tannebaum’s job duties will change.

You can hear it for yourself by checking out the segment from Thursday’s PFT Live.

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27 Responses to “Rex likely will stay, Tannenbaum could be reassigned”
  1. mataug says: Dec 6, 2012 7:28 PM

    I actually consider Rex to be a good coach with poor PR skills but more importantly, the Jets are not going forward if Rex refuses to cut his ties with Mark Sanchez. When he took over, they were loaded enough on defense where a game managing QB would have been enough. Well now that defense has regressed (+ gotten older) and Sanchez has shown zero improvement in his play.

  2. dj121191 says: Dec 6, 2012 7:35 PM

    Tannenbaum is a master cap manipulator, but he couldnt find talent at the victoria secret fashion show

  3. baloneyjohn says: Dec 6, 2012 7:39 PM

    Hey Big mouth. Still say the Jets are a top five defense?
    You are a fraud

  4. 4evrnyt says: Dec 6, 2012 7:49 PM

    Woody Johnson would be smart to pay attention to the Chargers situation and realize what happens when you don’t remove bad pieces soon enough.

  5. cliverush says: Dec 6, 2012 7:52 PM

    Rex deserves a chance with a new GM.

  6. fanofevilempire says: Dec 6, 2012 8:00 PM

    they should have a hired a GM last year…..
    Mr.T is a SALARY CAP guy…….
    Rex has been making the personnel decisions…..

    Parcells liked to shop for the groceries and cook…
    and he never got that chance except for the Jets,
    but a lot of coaches with out his resume get that chance without haven’t proven anything.

    Woody get yourself a GM, bring Rex back and let Mr. T work the cap.

  7. mashoaf says: Dec 6, 2012 8:00 PM

    Heckert to the Jets? He could score them some nice draft picks.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Dec 6, 2012 8:03 PM

    Both of them shouldn’t let the door hit them in the backside going OUT the door.

  9. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Dec 6, 2012 8:13 PM

    Brian Schottenheimer worked miracles with Sanchez, in hindsight….

  10. evinnie says: Dec 6, 2012 8:20 PM

    Jets Fan here, and it not news that the jets cant scout. I put most of the blame on the Tanny and the rest on the scouts. When you go 3 preseason games without scoring and still refuse to address the talent level your just being dumb and believing your own hype. The jets have been saying there ground and pound so i’d like to see them take a stud RB in the draft because Sanchez will be back next year (think the 8mill he’s due), for better or worse.

  11. hifive123 says: Dec 6, 2012 8:21 PM

    It just got Mehta.

  12. jpb12 says: Dec 6, 2012 8:26 PM

    Rex: “This is the most talented team I’ve ever coached”.

    Can’t be all one guy’s fault.

  13. 3beeps says: Dec 6, 2012 8:30 PM

    I’ve never seen an outfit that wastes Draft Picks like the Jets. They threw Draft Choices at Denver for Tebow, at Pittsburgh for Santonio, they even traded UP to get Steven Hill.

    They wanted to be Ground & Pound, but they have uncovered Zero talent at RB in years. Along the Offensive Line, it’s Mangold and Ferguson and not much else.

    Drafting a Darelle Revis in Round One is easy.

    Finding talent on Day 3 is hard, especially when you have squandered most of your late round picks.

  14. rcali says: Dec 6, 2012 9:05 PM

    Didn’t the Jets draft a FB early a few year ago? Who does that in this modern NFL? You can find those guys working at Home Depot.

  15. j0esixpack says: Dec 6, 2012 9:34 PM

    This is great news for every AFC team – except the Jets.

  16. peepeetoucher says: Dec 6, 2012 10:10 PM

    I hope that Tanny does get to stay to just do the numbers side of contracts and they bring in a talent evaluator to make the personnel decisions. I don’t know why Bradway is still here let alone in charge of scouting. What makes the Jets think that he deserves another chance to evaluate talent if he failed already at it as a GM. He’s been with Jets since 01 and has been useless. Mangini was behind the Jets good drafts not Tanny or Bradway. Clinkscales is finally gone now Terry has to follow. This new so called “player personnel director” has to have complete control over Rex and his input to player evaluations cuz history shows the draft picks during the Rex Ryan era has been below average.

  17. phaktor333 says: Dec 6, 2012 10:41 PM

    The Jets are indeed the Red Sox of the NFL; an organization that measures its success not in what they do, but how other teams and the media perceive them.

    Let’s keep it real here; Rex won with Mangini’s players and the talent accumulated through the draft in previous years with Herm as well, matured which led to those AFC Title Game appearances. Name anyone besides Scott or Leonard that Rex had a role in bringing in on defense that actually succeeded; better yet, name a drafted complimentary piece on offense that helped Sanchez during the current regime. Shonne Green is capable…that’s about it.

    Therein lies the issue with this organization…while they were fat and happy on almost making it to the Big Game, their main rivals continue to go to the big game or win it. They need to be gutted and overhauled AGAIN as they continue to tie themselves to people who get satisfied too easily.

  18. true9erfan66 says: Dec 6, 2012 11:14 PM

    Jets need to clean house. They remind me of my team the 49ers 3 years ago. They were talented but we hand mcghlan at GM and mike dumbass singltary at HC. the main difference is niners were very young and jets are older. However jets have talent but they need to clean house and yes either bring in a proven GM or hire a guy who was a scout. Top teams have a former scout as GM falcons have dimitrioff niners have Baalke ect. That’s not by mistake.

  19. nflhof says: Dec 6, 2012 11:59 PM

    AJ Smith meet the Jets!

  20. realfootballfan says: Dec 7, 2012 12:03 AM

    The blurb immediately above this one might solve the Jets problem. Heckert would be a great choice to fix this roster.

  21. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Dec 7, 2012 12:58 AM

    Please keep Sparano! Oh pretty please with a cherry on top, keep Sparano

  22. denverdude7 says: Dec 7, 2012 4:49 AM

    Great news for the AFC. Not so much for the Jests.

    Rebuild Time is here again.

  23. lawyermalloy says: Dec 7, 2012 4:55 AM

    Watch for Rex go to the Baltimore personnel Dept. for a new GM recommendation!

  24. lawyermalloy says: Dec 7, 2012 6:38 AM

    Mike Tannenbaum was a “cap guy”. A cap guy IS NOT a talent evaluator or Negotiator, but a number cruncher. Put him back where he belongs.

  25. thebigtim2012 says: Dec 7, 2012 7:38 AM

    The problem isn’t so much the talent or lack of it. It’s the culture that rex has birthed and allowed to thrive in that locker room.

  26. canesgiants says: Dec 7, 2012 10:43 AM

    dont u remember hard knocks–they drafted that jon conner guy–labeled him the next best fullback as they were praising themselves for stealing santonio holmes from the steelers for a 5th rd–well one guy filled up my tank of gas and the other guy is laughing all the way to the bank making #1 wr money when he is maybe a 2.5

  27. bamj6 says: Dec 7, 2012 11:32 PM

    Why can’t the Jets outright fire their GM’s? I fear the new GM will eventually suffer the reassignment fate that Bradway had and Tanne will happen. If any of the Giants Front Office prospects go green and, it’s a trap due to ownership

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