Because the New York Jets leak worse than a Newark sewer, it's only a matter of time before we find out why defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is in such a rush to get out of Florham Park.
NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported Tuesday the Jets are poised to promote defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman to replace Pettine, according to a team source. Thurman has been a loyal foot soldier for Ryan since 2009, and the pair have history going back to their time together with the Baltimore Ravens.
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Let's face it: This job cannot be attractive to an in-demand candidate. Quarterback Mark Sanchez is tied to the team for another year. There is a serious dearth of playmakers on offense. The team lacks salary-cap freedom to make noise in free agency. Add that to the fact Ryan likely will be coaching for his job under whoever the new general manager is, creating a reality where Ryan is canned next year and a new coach insists on importing his own guy to run the offense.
If you're Norv Turner or Cam Cameron, do you want any part of that? Didn't think so.