After rampant offseason rumors about Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan becoming the Jets' defensive coordinator, the Jets are now calling on his brother Rex to be the next head coach.
According to Rich Cimini, the Jets have perceived permission to speak to Rex Ryan about the vacant head coaching job. Since Baltimore is still in the playoffs, no interview can be scheduled, but once the Ravens are eliminated, Ryan will be given an opportunity to win over Mike Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson.
Ryan joins Steve Spagnuolo, Marty Schottenheimer, Brian Schottenheimer, and Bill Callahan as confirmed candidates.
And with that, I will sign off this blog for the 2008 calendar year. It's been fun, and thanks for reading everybody! I look forward to bringing Jets news and opinion well into the new year and beyond, so happy 2009 everyone!