Tannenbaum gone, Ryan remains
The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum - but head coach Rex Ryan has kept his job.
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Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson announced on Monday that Tannenbaum had been relieved of his duties after the team finished the season with a 6-10 record, meaning for the second successive year they missed the play-offs.
"Our 2012 season was a disappointment to all of us. My goal every year as owner is to build a team that wins consistently. This year, we failed to achieve that goal," Johnson said in a statement on the franchise's website.
"This morning, I informed Mike Tannenbaum that he will not return for the 2013 season. Mike devoted 15 years of service to the Jets, and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication.
"Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship Games, we are not where we want to be, and a new General Manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track."
Tannenbaum spent seven seasons with the Jets, with the team going 57-55 in that time. They lost in the AFC Championship Games in both 2009 and 2010.
However Ryan - who replaced Eric Mangini in New York - will remain in his current role for 2013. He has two years left on his current contract.
"Rex Ryan will remain the head Ccach of our football team. I believe that he has the passion, the talent, and the drive to successfully lead our team," Johnson continued.
"Like all Jets fans, I am disappointed with this year's results. However, I am confident that this change will best position our team for greater success going forward."