There is a report from CBS Sports that Woody Johnson has already begun his search for a new General Manager. If true, this will spell the end of the Mike Tannenbaum Era. To which I say:
Not soon enough!
The direct quote from CBS Sports' Twitter account is: "Hearing from sources tonight that Woody Johnson's search for a new GM may have already begun..."
Awesome. Awesome, awesome, awesome. We've gone over in detail since basically the San Francisco 49ers game, if not earlier, how much Tannenbaum deserves to lose his job. What does this mean for the rest of the staff? They're likely gone. Generally, a new GM brings in his own people. This may or may not include a new coaching staff. Personally, I'd like Rex Ryan to stay, mostly for the defense, but I won't be devastated if he leaves. I do hope Karl Dunbar and Matt Cavanaugh (just kidding) stays.
This all goes to show that any speculation about which players will stay/leave are premature, as it will likely be an entirely new staff that makes those decisions. A new staff is more likely than the current one to say goodbye to old veterans like Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith, etc.
Let the GM speculation really begin in earnest.