New York Jets risk irrelevance without Rex Ryan’s charisma

The head coach’s swashbuckling personality was made for the pressure cooker of New York. It’s hard to see his successor adapting so well

Despite a convincing win Sunday, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson summarily fired head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik this morning. A terse tweet and statement made the long-expected news official.

“After extensive thought and reflection about the current state of our football team, this morning I informed Rex Ryan and John Idzik that they will not be returning for the 2015 season,” stated Johnson in his statement. “Both Rex and John made significant contributions to the team, and they have my appreciation and gratitude for their efforts and commitment. Over the years, Rex brought the Jets a bold confidence and a couple of great post-season runs, which all of us will remember.”

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