The non-use of the guy to our left could ultimately cost Rex Ryan his job. That would be unfortunate, but it is possible. Consider the fact that Tim Tebow is here in the first place. We have said it since it happened, that this smacks of a move insisted upon by Woody Johnson. The lack of use by Rex Ryan only gives more credibility to the idea that the only guy who wants him around is Woody Johnson. He wanted to sell seats, but yet he couldn’t. Woody had to slash season ticket prices before the season began, which as a business man is not going to make him happy.
Imagine how Mr. Johnson must feel about who he believes to be a “cash cow”, not to even be in the football game? He must be livid. How can Rex Ryan screw with his business model by not using his marketable player? The quarterback that Rex Ryan stays with is not playing well, yet the coach stays with him. Behind closed doors this has to be getting under the skin of the Jets owner.
As Jets fans, we say get rid of Mike Tannenbaum. I agree with this notion. It is certainly more of a logical football move than the coach. It’s the general manager that is responsible for not arming this offense with the proper weapons to win football games. It is he that has not addressed the obvious depth issues on this roster. But, most are saying that he will stay. He has Woody in his pocket, so he won’t be moved. Well, obviously he still will make moves that he is ordered to make by the owner. If the owner orders him to get rid of Ryan, what is Mr. T going to do? Fire him, that’s what.
Hopefully for Jets fans, Rex will figure out how to use Tim Tebow over the bye. If he doesn’t, and the season continues to get worse, that could be the end of Rex.