It’s fitting, we suppose, that the latest drama from a team that talks too much is the fact that the team isn’t talking at all. And a head coach who never is at a loss for words is saying nothing.
Rex Ryan has yet to address the media, in any fashion, since the team finished a disappointing 6-10 season and G.M. Mike Tannenbaum was fired. (Other than Ryan’s post-game press conference.) According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Rex has since skipped town.
Per Mehta, Ryan isn’t at the team’s facility and he has flown out of town.
Ryan’s Monday press conference was scuttled, and he didn’t show for a radio spot with the team’s flagship station. It’s still unclear whether Rex is keeping quiet because his status remains in flux, or because the Jets have opted for silence as the G.M. search proceeds.
League policy requires the head coach to meet with the media at least once during the week after the team’s final game. He has three days left.