NY Jets: 5 Reasons Mike Tannenbaum Should Be Fired If the Jets Miss the Playoffs

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NY Jets: 5 Reasons Mike Tannenbaum Should Be Fired If the Jets Miss the Playoffs
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The Jets brain trust of Tannenbaum and Ryan has led them to this disaster of a season

The Jets are in turmoil. Their season was going poorly enough for strictly football reasons before numerous anonymous players went to the media to publicly denigrate backup quarterback Tim Tebow as well as the wide receivers on their team. 

With every passing day in the New York Jets circus, it becomes clearer and clearer that this team cannot move forward with this group. When I say "this group" I not only am referring to their players, but their coaching staff and front office as well. 

Sure, you can blame Mark Sanchez for completing a league-low 52 percent of his passes. Sure, you can blame Tim Tebow for being the biggest distraction from the bench in all of sports. You can blame the offensive line for not protecting their quarterback or opening up holes in the running game. You can blame Rex Ryan for spotty play-calling and losing control of his locker room for the second straight season. 

At the end of the day, the blame falls on one man. One man is responsible for the way this team is constructed, from the head coach all the way down through the practice squad. And that is GM Mike Tannenbaum. 

Here are five reasons Tannenbaum needs to go if the Jets miss (or even if they miraculously make) the playoffs. 

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