A story broke this morning from Fox's Jay Glazer that Rex Ryan told the Jets last night he expects to be fired.
Rex Ryan told his players in team meeting last night that word on street is that he's getting fired and asked players to fight w him these last 2 weeks.
Brian Costello confirms this happened.
A source said an agitated Rex "hinted" to the team on Sat. that members of the organization are already looking for his replacement. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) December 23, 2013
It is important to note as with almost every speculative offseason possibility that lots of rumors are going to start flying. We must take them for what they are worth. With multiple sources reporting this event happening, there seems to be something here.
For whatever it is worth, Rex did not deny the report in his postgame interview after today's win over the Browns.
"What's said in a meeting or whatever will stay there," he said. "Whether that report is accurate or not, I'm going to tell you this -- those things, that'll stay in-house."
It is unclear where Rex got this information or its reliability. It is also possible this was a motivational ploy.
I'm certainly hoping this is not true because it would indicate the front office is treating a delicate situation in a sloppy way. We need a lot more to come out to be able to conclude that, however. It is not really clear what any of this means yet.