It sounds like we can count Geno Smith amongst those who would be in favor of a Jets coaching change. “A change could be good for us all, so if it happens, when it happens then we will see,” Geno Smith said Monday, according to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. That probably stings for coach Rex Ryan, who has vehemently defended the young quarterback publicly. More on Gang Green..
- Although owner Woody Johnson has kept his intentions close to the vest, the decision to seek out former GM Charlie Casserly is the strongest indication yet that he’s ready to hit the re-set the button for an organization that has become a mess, writes Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. When Casserly comes aboard, Mehta feels that he would be wise to tap into the Bill Belichick tree by seeking out Patriots player personnel head Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during the search.
- Mehta (Twitter link) spoke to a source who had less than complimentary things to say about the Jets’ front office since GM John Idzik took over two years ago. The source said that there’s “no clear chain of command” and “a lack of communication” in the team’s ranks.
- Ryan isn’t concerned about possibly getting fired, writes Dennis Waszak Jr. of The Associated Press. “I’m not worried about a coaching change or whatever,” Ryan said during a conference call Monday. “I’m not even worried. I’m just looking forward to the opportunity that’s right in front of us, and that’s playing against Miami.“
- The Jets’ loss to the Patriots was a microcosm of the problems that have dogged Ryan for years, Mehta writes.