New York Jets need to get rid of Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum

The Jets need to clean house, or they'll keep regressing

12/26/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan stands on the sidelines with quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY SportsThe Jets are looking for ways to improve their team, but it's starting to look like there's really only one option.

Rex Ryan seemed like a good coach at first, but the team has been regressing over the past few years.

Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano has been a complete disaster so far.

General manager Mike Tannenbaum has had the reins since 2006.

Their QB situation is disastrous, with lame duck Mark Sanchez being owed $8M guaranteed next year, despite showing that he's clearly not a qualified NFL QB.

One look at the current makeup of the team is all it takes to realize that they need to blow it up.

The QB, offensive coordinator, coach, and GM all need to go.

The Jets are reportedly already seeking alternatives for the GM position, but owner Woody Johnson is hoping to keep his friend Tannenbaum on board in a salary cap management situation.

Judging by the current cap nightmare facing the Jets, I don't think Tannenbaum deserves the job.

On the contrary, this team needs an entirely clean slate.

If the Jets could pry Scott Pioli away from the Chiefs, he could be a great GM for the Jets as they rebuild. He's wearing out his welcome in Kansas City, but he proved in New England that he can create a winning team.

The coaching search should begin and end with Bruce Arians.

The job that he has done in Indianapolis during Chuck Pagano's absence has been nothing short of spectacular.

If there's someone who might have a chance to develop Sanchez into a legit NFL QB, it's Arians. If not, they can draft a QB to replace Sanchez.

Arians definitely deserves a head coaching shot, and the Jets need to completely clean house and start fresh. There aren't any better options, and if Arians would be willing to take the job, they should pounce on the opportunity.

No matter what they do, they HAVE to make some serious changes.
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