This was another move that makes me crave accountability as we talked about this morning.
We all knew that Matt Cavanaugh needed to be fired. We were looking for it at the end of the 2011 season. We wanted it again as the 2012 season went along. The quarterback is not getting better, it seems logical enough to get rid of the position coach, no? But nothing.
Then comes the big end of the season staff meeting. The season had just ended, Woody Johnson was at the facility earlier than expected in the week, there to join in Rex Ryan’s staff meeting. We all said that by the end of the day, Matt Cavanaugh, along with possibly Tony Sparano, will be fired by the end of the day. That didn’t happen either. We all wondered why, but when we found out that the press conference was postponed until today, we thought that the general manager is what we are waiting for. Once a GM is in place, coaching moves will be made, right?
No, yesterday, Matt Cavanaugh was relieved of his duties. Not that anyone was upset about this, that’s not the point. The point is, we are still waiting for a GM. So, what is different yesterday, that wasn’t before the team and staff took one week off? Were they really indifferent about whether they were firing Matt or not, and only came to the realization yesterday? It seems highly doubtful. You would think that at season’s end, they knew that they would ultimately fire Cavanaugh?
Same thing with Tony Sparano. Everyone with a pulse that watches Jets games knows that the coordinator needed to go. Why didn’t they do it last week? What was gained by waiting?
In the long run, waiting didn’t really make a difference. The candidates that were out there last week, are still out there this week. The wait didn’t make a difference. It just seemed odd, as nothing really changed in that week, these coaches performances are what they are. It’s just strange to make them twist in the wind for a week, wondering about their job statuses.