December 2014 - New York Jets Wiretap

Doug Marrone, Jets Have Mutual Interest After Opting Out

Dec 31, 2014 7:39 PM

Doug Marrone and the New York Jets have mutual interest.

The Jets already have complied with the Rooney Rule by interviewing defensive backs coach Anthony Lynn means that Marrone could be hired at any time.

An assistant coach in New York from 2002 through 2005, Marrone swept the Jets this year, with a 38-3 Monday night win in Detroit.

Marrone just finished his second season with the Buffalo Bills and opted out of his contract.

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Jets Fire Coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

Dec 29, 2014 9:58 AM

Coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik were fired early Monday morning, the first casualties of the Jets' fourth straight year out of the playoffs.

Owner Woody Johnson made the decisive, if not surprising, moves after his team stumbled to 4-12, its worst record since 2007. Johnson recently called it the most difficult of his 15 seasons as the head of the organization.

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Sources: Jets To Fire GM John Idzik, Coach Rex Ryan

Dec 29, 2014 12:21 AM

Jets owner Woody Johnson is now prepared to move swiftly Monday and fire GM John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan, according to league sources.

Johnson is expected to remove any doubt about Ryan's fate, even though a source earlier suggested the owner could wait for a new general manager to make the call on the popular coach. 

Instead, the owner has decided an immediate house cleaning is necessary for both Ryan and Idzik, sources said Sunday night.

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Jets Contact Rex Ryan's Agent About Another Coach

Dec 28, 2014 12:15 PM

The New York Jets have contacted Rex Ryan's agent, Jimmy Sexton, about another client of his for their head coaching position.

Ryan expects to be fired after Week 17.

Sexton's clients include Nick Saban, Jim Mora, Jimbo Fisher and many other college coaches.

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Rex Ryan Expects To Be Fired By Jets

Dec 27, 2014 12:34 PM

Rex Ryan expects to be fired by the New York Jets on Monday.

Ryan already has begun removing items from his office, a source confirmed to


The Jets are missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Ryan led the Jets to the AFC Championship in each of his first two seasons with the Jets.

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Geno Smith Believes Jets' Coaching Change Could Be Good

Dec 23, 2014 11:31 AM

Geno Smith said change could be a good thing for the New York Jets.

Smith, who went through a coaching change at West Virginia, said "it's all about what you make of it. I think the toughest part about it is not being able to continue to play for the same coach, the same guy that you learned to love, you invest so much in, and you believe (in) them.

"To reset and re-adjust is a tough thing to do, but we're professionals and we have to do it," Smith continued. "A change could be good for us all, so if it happens -- when it happens -- then we'll see."

Other Jets publicly supported the idea of Rex Ryan returning in 2015.


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Jets To Hire Charley Casserly As Consultant

Dec 22, 2014 1:57 PM

The New York Jets will hire Charley Casserly as a consultant in the event the organization decides to make any changes at head coach or general manager.

Rex Ryan and John Idzik could both be fired and Casserly would advise Woody Johnson.

Casserly is a former general manager of the Houston Texans and Washington.

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Jim Harbaugh Torn Between Michigan, NFL

Dec 20, 2014 2:59 PM

Jim Harbaugh is weighing his options between finding another NFL job and becoming head coach at Michigan.

Harbaugh first would like to see what head-coaching opportunities come available in the NFL.

Harbaugh also is aware of the fact that Michigan might not be able to wait for him, especially when it might not even land the coach who is believed to be the school's top choice.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Michael Vick Has Paid Down $18M Debt Owed To Creditors

Dec 17, 2014 4:31 PM

Less than seven years after going to jail for his part in a dogfighting ring, Michael Vick is weeks away from paying off the majority of the nearly $18 million he owed his creditors.

In the five-year period (2010 to 2014) in which he agreed to go on a restrictive budget to pay back his creditors, Vick earned more than $49 million during four seasons with the Philadelphia and one with the New York Jets.

As part of the plan to pay off his creditors, Vick stuck to living on a $300,000 budget, because more than 50 percent of what he was making went toward taxes and legal fees.

"I had never been on a budget before, so I had to pay attention to everything that I was doing," Vick said. "Now I realize that I don't need certain things I bought back in the day, like a new boat."

Vick says when he goes back to his normal lifestyle after the end of the month, he won't spend money like he used to.

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Percy Harvin Hopes To Remain With Jets Long-Term

Dec 13, 2014 4:37 PM

Percy Harvin hopes to remain with the New York Jets next season.

"I feel at home here. I'm comfortable with all the players," Harvin said Friday, per the New York Post. "I like the vibe around here."

With a $10.5 million tab in 2015 and no guaranteed money past this year, the Jets must decide whether they want to pay Harvin or cut him loose.

Harvin has been a bigger part of the Jets' offense than he was with the Seattle Seahawks.


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Woody Johnson Ready To Make Changes To Jets
The Jets figure to make major changes this offseason between Rex Ryan at head coach and John Idzik at general manager.