Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/30/12

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The flash in the NFL pan that’s been the Rex Ryan-era New York Jets was finally doused Thanksgiving night thanks to the New England Patriots. Losing to the dominant division foe from up north is one thing, but losing like the way the J-E-T-S Jets-Jets-Jets did is flat-out embarrassing. The fallout has been spectacular. Fan number one Fireman Ed has resigned, the boos have been in abundance, vitriol has filled the New York sports radio airwaves and Rex Ryan shrinks in stature by the second. It’s over. Period. With the present dead and the recent past buried it’s time to look to the future of the Jets franchise. Rex Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum’s jobs may be in jeopardy and massive clean outs often start at the top, but let’s save that discussion for another day.… Read more
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