NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini got the official kick off – fired this morning, after the team failed to make the playoffs following yesterday’s loss to their former quarterback Chad Pennington and the Miami Dolphins. From The NY TImes:
When the Jets were 8-3, coming off victories at New England and at Tennessee, the front office discussed giving Mangini a contract extension. But losses in four of the team‚Äôs final five games prompted conversations among team officials about whether Mangini had lost control of his players. By Sunday night, the decision had been made to fire him, and Mangini learned Monday morning that he was out of a job.