As I am sure we all know and are looking forward to, Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum will be holding a press conference today at 3:00. This is coming one day after the end to a season that I find hard to call anything but depressing. In less than 24 hours, we have already heard about some possible changes. Bart Scott could be released, Norv Turner and Josh McDaniels are candidates for offensive coordinator, and this whole business with team unity. This is a bad time for the Jets. I have never in my life seen a team with such little unity. It truly seems like this team does not know how to move forward. Hopefully, MAJOR changes will be made.
I want Brian Schottenheimer out. I do want Scott released. I want Sanchez to compete with another quarterback for the starting spot next year. However, I don't expect any major changes in today's press conference. As we all know, Brian Schottenheimer is for some reason a hot name to be a head coach next year. With a handful of teams in need for a new coach, he is probably a prime candidate. The Jets do not want to mess that up for him. Firing him one day after the season will damage his chances because teams perceptions on him will change. Another reason we really don't want that is that if Schotty falls off of teams boards for coaching candidates, Mike Pettine will almost certainly rise. I think we have already seen that with the Miami Dolphins. That is why I don't expect the Jets to announce Schotty's firing today. And it is probably for the best.
From today's press conference, I expect a couple of tears, and a whole lot of revelations. Mike Tannenbaum and Rex will probably take most of the time to just announce the mistakes they have made this season, along with their regrets, and how they now feel after failing in arguably the hardest time of their coaching and managing careers. They need to clear up the whole situation with Santonio Holmes. Why was it the receivers coach/Schotty who benched him and not Rex? Is Rex truly scared to be "mean" to his stars? I also really want to know what they will do about it. Apparently, Rex held a team meeting today, something he usually does only once a week, and cried when begging the Jets to become unified. This is not good. Did Vince Lombardi ever cry when there was some dis certainty in his team? Parcells? Madden? Didn't think so. Rex needs to toughen up and be the guy that he says he is. He needs to force this team into unifying again through discipline and inspirational speeches. Not tears. Finally, I want to hear them talk honestly about Sanchez. Rex says the same exact thing in every press conference that Sanchez is the leader of this team and he will be the future QB. Maybe thing will come out today and Rex will actually go a little deeper into his mind and give an analysis on him. He needs to critique Sanchez, pin his struggles on certain things, and say that he will need to compete next year.
Basically, i don't expect them to announce any major changes today. I just expect them to talk about the past, the present, and the future. Whether you agree or disagree, this is the most important press conference of the year. Every Jet fan should be watching and listening to what the leaders of this team have to say.