Jets coach Rex Ryan and G.M. Mike Tannenbaum have parlayed their reality television stardom on Hard Knocks into a role on CSI New York.
The show is actually taped in Los Angeles, so the Jets brass will shoot their scene Wednesday before heading to Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine. CSI has become a popular refuge for NFL types of late: NFL Network host Rich Eisen appeared on CSI Miami.
While the Jets have made great progress the last two years, this is a disappointing step back for the organization after Tony Soprano said hello to Jets coach Eric Mangini at Vesuvio a few years back.
At this rate, the next Jets head coach will be a contestant on Minute to Win it.
(Photo provided by Jets EVP Matt Higgins. Yes, we’re aware Jim Belushi isn’t on the show. But his studio is apparently nearby.)