The New York Jets have been about as painful to watch as they are to talk about, but Head Coach Rex Ryan was the latest to make news, as he’s made it known that he would be better off getting fired if the team isn’t willing to upgrade the offense. Ryan does already have two years and $6 million left on his contract, and the team is expected to take a significant cap hit by trading/releasing QB Mark Sanchez. Still, this latest ultimatum from Ryan will force Woody Johnson to make big changes this offseason.
Buffalo Bills head Coach Chan Gailey is expected to be fired Monday after the regular season has ended. Since Gailey was hired in 2010, the Bills have gone 15-31 record and missed the playoffs in each of his three seasons. There’s also a chance General Manager Buddy Nix to be let go as well, following another disappointing season in Buffalo.
It would appear St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson still has a good year or two left in the tank based on his performance this year, but he hinted on Thursday that he might retire at the end of the 2012 season, saying that he’d “rather go out like Barry Sanders and leaving people to want more than to leave too late.”
If Oregon’s Chip Kelly comes to the NFL next year, there’s reports that he’ll be looking for complete control when it comes to personnel decision-making power. It’s hard to blame him since he has that and more at Oregon right now.
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) will test his ankle in Friday’s practice, and that will likely determine his availability for Sunday’s NFC North showdown vs. the Minnesota Vikings.