Rex Ryan & John Idzik Fired: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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The New York fired head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik.


1. The Jets Went 4-12 This Season

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The Jets finished this season with a 4-12 record, giving them the sixth pick in the upcoming draft. Last season, in Geno Smith’s rookie year, they went 8-8.


2. Idzik Spent Two Years With the Team

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Idzik was hired before last season to replace Mike Tannenbaum. Izdik is credited with the Darrelle Revis trade, as well as drafting players like Jalen Saunders, Trevor Reilly and Calvin Pryor, as well as trading for Percy Harvin.


3. Ryan Was With the Team Since 2009

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It was speculated last season that Ryan might be fired, but his job was saved. Prior to last seasons 8-8 record, the Jets went 6-10 in 2012, 8-8 in 2011, 11-5 in 2010 and 9-7 in 2009. Ryan has a 46-50 record as a head coach and went 4-2 in the playoffs, all of which were road wins.


4. The Jets Went to Two AFC Championships Under Ryan

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The Jets went to the AFC Championship game in both of Ryan’s first two seasons, but have not been back since. These games were also played in Mark Sanchez’s first two seasons, and when the Jets had a top-three defense.


5. Ryan Was Formerly a Defensive Coordinator With Baltimore.

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Prior to coming to the Jets, Ryan was a defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2008. Before that, he held the same position with Kansas State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, the Arizona Cardinals, Morehead State and New Mexico Highlands. His coaching career started with Eastern Kentucky as a graduate assistant.


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