Rewarding Those Who Don’t Play: Tannenbaum, Ryan Get Contract Extensions

July 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After back-to-back 9-7 seasons and a very mediocre 34-34 after four campaigns running the New York Jets, General Manager Mike Tannenbaum was rewarded with a contract extension on the eve of the most anticipated season in the franchise's 50-year history.
Owner Woody Johnson didn't stop there as he also extended the contract of head coach Rex Ryan after one season at the helm.
Under Ryan the Jets went 11-8 including an appearance in the AFC Championship for the third time without a victory.
The contract extensions are just another example of rewarding those who don't actually play the game.
While the Jets have been active in the off-season with a series of moves that should improve the franchise defensively and possibly offensively, management has been slow to reward those players who were responsible for last year's playoff run.
For Thomas Jones it was a ticket to Kansas City and for Alan Faneca a trek to Phoenix. Leon Washington was given his wal...

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