Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Rex Ryan is taking a week away from the New York media frenzy to chill in the Bahamas. (Credit: Kathy Willens/Associated Press) Put yourself in the position of an NFL head coach who undergoes intense media scrutiny every day. Your team just finished a seriously disappointing season with a 6-10 record, your general manager has been fired, and your job security is in serious doubt. What would you do in such a situation? New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan does find himself in this exact situation. With general manager Mike Tannenbaum removed from the organization, it’s possible that Ryan could still lose his job despite having survived the infamous Black Monday round of firings. So how has Ryan chosen to spend the first week of what will be a grueling offseason? According to sources, Ryan is spending the week on vacation in the Bahamas, as reported by ESPN’s Rich Cimini. According to Cimini, the entire Jets staff is still on the hot seat. Their fates will be determined by the new general manager, despite the fact that Ryan previously had control of coaching hires. This news definitely has to hit Ryan hard, as the removal of power places him at the mercy of the new general manager along with the rest of his coaching staff. Embattled offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is also on notice having survived the Black Monday firings along with Ryan. The most troubling consequence of this postseason vacation is that the league requires Ryan to hold a media news conference within the first week of the offseason. That will not happen if Ryan and Johnson stick to their plan of hosting their team conference on Wednesday of next week. The Professional Football Writers of America, led by president Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, has filed a complaint with the league and will await a decision on any possible punishment towards the Jets franchise for their negligence to meet media requirements. Ryan doesn’t have a role to play in the team’s search for a new general manager in the next few weeks, so he’s allowed to take a few days off. But if I were the coach of a team that just closed the season with a miserable loss to a division rival like the Buffalo Bills, I wouldn’t want to do anything but start planning how the team will improve next year. Follow us on Twitter – @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist Joe Ray – @jpray_SK The post Sources: Rex Ryan spending week in the Bahamas appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

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