Reports Rex Ryan close to Departure after calling Jets Season a Joke

New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan and General Manager John Idzik are reported to be heading for the exit from Metlife Stadium after a season Ryan declared a joke after a loss left them at 2-10 on Monday Night, the New York Daily News reports.

A night that saw quarterback Geno Smith reduced to constant hand offs after a week of reports claiming the Jets coaching staff were split on whether to restore Smith to the starting job or continue with veteran Michael Vick. Ryan’s tenure in New York seems to be drawing to a close just as Bruce Levenson is seeing his climb to the top as the 16-1 loss to the Miami Dolphins took place in front of a stadium that seemed equally split between Dolphins and a reduced number of Jets fans. A small protest of banners and signs took place in the upper decks of Metlife Stadium calling for Idzik to be fired for his role in the slide the Jets have taken in recent years.

Quarterback Geno Smith seems to be taking the brunt of the blame for the playing staff amongst fans as he was jeered throughout the night. The toxic nature of the crowd in New York saw the stadium announcer not name a starting quarterback in the offensive players announced to the crowd prior to the start of the game. The apparent fear the Jets had with Smith throwing the ball saw him attempt just eight passes before a final drive, which ended with an interception thrown by Smith to condemn the Jets to their 10th defeat of the season.

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