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Mike Tannenbaum can certainly be placed in a different role within the New York Jets organization to make room for a new general manager to begin the process of making player and personnel changes. That is exactly what Jets owner Woody Johnson should do.
Tannenbaum has been with the Jets since 1997, as he was first hired as Director of Player Contract Negotiations. He held several positions with the Jets before taking over as general manager in 2006.
Tannenbaum hit a home run by selecting Darrelle Revis in the 2007 NFL draft. The next 30 draft picks after Revis from 2007-2012 have produced some serviceable players, but overall, Tannenbaum has swung and missed.
In comparing the Jets' 2007-2012 draft history to other AFC teams such as the New England Patriots or Indianapolis Colts, you can see how Tannenbaum has kept the Jets from building on two back-to-back AFC Championship appearances in the 2009-2010 and 2010- 2011 seasons.
Regarding head coach Rex, Ryan, give him one more year to turn things around.