The Jets cancelled a scheduled press conference with head coach Rex Ryan on Monday after firing GM Mike Tannenbaum and there has been no mention of rescheduling according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. According to NFL media policy, the head coach is required to address the media sometime during the week after the final game.
Ryan reportedly flew out of town this morning. Barring a drastic change in plans, he won’t be back to the team’s Florham Park headquarters on Thursday, either.
Ryan’s trip is of a personal nature. All indications are that Ryan took a mini-vacation as the Jets brass figures out its next move.
The Jets likely won’t make any official announcements of coaching changes until they hire a new general manager, which could happen as soon as this week. Ryan told his staff to handle their paperwork during the rest of the week, but that no official moves are likely to happen until a new GM is in place.