Ryan was 46-50 in six seasons — not including 4-2 in the postseason — but remained popular with his players, and they dumped a bucket of sports drink on him when the final game of the season ended on Sunday evening.
We love coach Ryan,» Geno Smith said
«We love coach Ryan,» Geno Smith said after the Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 37-24. «I’d love to play for him my entire career.»
Ryan continually tried to deflect postgame questions about his future, saying Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson will talk to him «at the appropriate time.» They met briefly after the game.
«I said, ‘Hey, boss, I’m going to give the whole team a game ball. Sorry.’ And that’s exactly what we did. He’s good with it,» Ryan said.
But Johnson opted to clean house completely. He also fired general manager John Idzik. Johnson released a statement on Monday morning confirming the departures: