Every NFL coach who still has a job has addressed the media since the conclusion of the regular season. Every coach except Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Ryan’s Monday press conference was canceled. Via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, neither Ryan nor owner Woody Johnson will address the media on Wednesday.
Think about that for a second. The guy who is never at a loss for words has said nothing since the end of the 2012 season.
Some will think that something is happening behind the scenes regarding Rex’s future, that even though Woody has said Ryan will return in 2013 maybe he won’t. Perhaps the more plausible explanation is that the Jets are trying to avoid saying anything about their search for a G.M.
And the best way to do that is to generally say nothing.
Then there’s the fact that they need to lure a G.M. to work with Rex Ryan. The less Rex says in the short term, the easier that could be.
Regardless, the dysfunction continues in New York. Even when they’re saying nothing at all.