New York Jets Announce Rex Ryan Will Remain as Head Coach

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New York Jets Announce Rex Ryan Will Remain as Head Coach
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Despite missing the playoffs once again, the New York Jets have announced that current head coach Rex Ryan would return next season, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News

This good news for Ryan comes on the heels of the announcement that Jets owner Woody Johnson has fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum (h/t Jets official Twitter account).

With a 6-10 season satisfying no one in the franchise, Ryan’s ability to keep the team afloat despite the horrible play of starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has been rewarded with another chance to bring New York back to the postseason in 2013.

Wholesale changes had to be made, though, and letting Tannenbaum walk after watching the lack of depth and mediocre talent across the board doom the team’s season was enough to warrant the move.

Ryan is one of the best defensive minds in the game, but the offensive issues that plagued the Jets in 2012 are too much to ignore. Johnson and the Jets’ organization must find a great offensive mind to match with Ryan in order to be a real contender next season.

Add in a big offseason full of free-agent acquisitions, elite draft picks and stars returning from season-ending injuries (Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes), and New York could easily be a contender in 2013 with Ryan at the helm.

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