General Manager Mike Tannenbaum is at fault.
Long before Mark Sanchez delivered another dud and Rex Ryan held yet another emotional postgame presser, the Jets season was over. After the 28-7 loss on Sunday they sit 3-6, and can officially kiss the playoffs goodbye.
“We got a 2% chance to make the playoffs with our record. But there’s no quit in us,” a fiery Rex said after yet another deflating loss.
Sadly, this notion is sillier than any of those Championship guarantees, because this team simply has not nearly enough talent and will surely be heading home early for the second consecutive season.
Since reaching back-to-back AFC Championship games, the Jets are now 11-14, and since Week 15 of 2011, they are just 3-9. Only the Browns and Jaguars have a worse record over that span. However, instead of being a damning indictment on the coach, it’s a reflection of the appalling job done by General manager Mike Tannenbaum.