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Pettine Rejects Extension

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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:22 AM

Pettine Rejects Extension 


Manish Mheta tweeted: Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has turned down a contract extension, per source. Not signed after end of this season. #nyj

I wonder how badly that would affect the D if we lost him? There is talk that he may get a HC opportunity but you have to wonder if the lack of offense and circus atmosphere has something to do with it.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:24 AM

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whoa
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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:27 AM

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You can look at it a couple of ways.

1) He's keeping his options open in case there is a better gig for him somewhere else. Possibly a HC consideration.

2) He knows something we don't know that's coming down the pipe. Maybe they are considering canning Rex, and since Pettine is "joined at the hip" to Rex, he wouldn't want to  commit to stay here if Rex were to leave.

He's probably well aware that there are changes coming either way, and just wants to see how everything shakes down before commiting.

Last edited 12/21/2012 9:28 AM by gojetz

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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:33 AM

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FWIW......this day had to or will come someday.........much like Belichick got out from under the Parcells shadow, Pettine will have to establish his own identity to make progress. I'm not sure this is the best time for him to do it.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:35 AM

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Without knowing all the details it's hard to read too much into it. Of course all the numbskull reporters who cover the team will put the most negative and sensational spin possible on it. It could be he just wants to explore options where he might have a free reign on the defense instead of getting what is likely a lot of oversight from Rex
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Posted: 12/21/2012 9:59 AM

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The one season, last year, Pettine called the defensive plays was the Jets worst statistical season. Rex had to retake play calling duties this year.
If Rex is to get canned then Pettine would want to follow him to his next gig if he gets one, he doesn't want to locked into the Jets.
If Rex stays and Pettine leaves well maybe he's the rat leaving a sinking ship.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:19 AM

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i'm not sure how to read this.  i can't see the jets offering pettine an extension if they were planning to clean house.  if rex was fired, a new HC would want his own coordinators.  so to me, the fact that they (reportedly) offered pettine an extension seems to indicate rex will be back.

but pettine is also rex's right-hand man, and he not accepting an extension is a bit curious.  i don't think he will get an HC job (and signing an extension as a coordinator wouldn't prevent him from taking a HC job).  maybe pettine wants to strike it out on his own and no longer just be seen as rex's right-hand man.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:22 AM

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Right. Not sure how many DC out there don't call the defense themselves. Pettine might have been miffed at having that responsibility taken away this season. The team might have informed him that Rex will be staying next year, and when they offered him an extension, he said no thanks, it's time for me to move on from RR.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:52 AM

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Whatever the reason...you can't blame the guy. The team and it's management are a joke. The Jets are a great team to work for if you want to blow up your career.

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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:57 AM

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I thought he was a bit over-rated in that Rex calls the plays except 2011 which another poster mentioned. I don't think he was terrible just not as good as he was hyped up to be.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:07 AM

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Rex is the Defensive Coordinator here, lets not kid ourselves. I could care less either way if Pettine stays or goes.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:08 AM

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metjetgal wrote: Rex is the Defensive Coordinator here, lets not kid ourselves. I could care less either way if Pettine stays or goes.
+1
unless Rex told him something we dont know

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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:18 AM

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hobson54 wrote: i'm not sure how to read this.  i can't see the jets offering pettine an extension if they were planning to clean house.  if rex was fired, a new HC would want his own coordinators.  so to me, the fact that they (reportedly) offered pettine an extension seems to indicate rex will be back.

but pettine is also rex's right-hand man, and he not accepting an extension is a bit curious.  i don't think he will get an HC job (and signing an extension as a coordinator wouldn't prevent him from taking a HC job).  maybe pettine wants to strike it out on his own and no longer just be seen as rex's right-hand man.
He may be covering Rex's 6.  If they are thinking about jettisoning Rex, MT might try to lock up Pettine first. If he knows he has a DC who can run the system locked up it opens his options up with Rex.  By saying "no, not just yet..." he is making it harder for them to move either himself OR Rex.

I'm thinking he and Rex have discussed things and have a strategy. Sounds like its every man for himself in Florham Park.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:23 AM

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If Pettine goes and Rex stays I have to admit it bothers me that Rex is out lasting so much of his staff.

Good assistant coaches moving on is expected and accepted but head coaches outlasting his under preforming assistants does not sit right with me.


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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:27 AM

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NickSINYC wrote: If Pettine goes and Rex stays I have to admit it bothers me that Rex is out lasting so much of his staff.

Good assistant coaches moving on is expected and accepted but head coaches outlasting his under preforming assistants does not sit right with me.



but it's rex's defense, not pettine's.  if it weren't for rex, pettine probably wouldn't even be a coordinator in the league.

and as i said above, if they are firing rex, they can't keep pettine.  a new head coach must choose his own coordinators.  now maybe a possible new HC would choose pettine for continuity sake.  but you can't extend your DC, fire the HC, and tell the new HC he has to keep the old DC.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:32 AM

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hobson54 wrote:
NickSINYC wrote: If Pettine goes and Rex stays I have to admit it bothers me that Rex is out lasting so much of his staff.

Good assistant coaches moving on is expected and accepted but head coaches outlasting his under preforming assistants does not sit right with me.



but it's rex's defense, not pettine's.  if it weren't for rex, pettine probably wouldn't even be a coordinator in the league.

and as i said above, if they are firing rex, they can't keep pettine.  a new head coach must choose his own coordinators.  now maybe a possible new HC would choose pettine for continuity sake.  but you can't extend your DC, fire the HC, and tell the new HC he has to keep the old DC.
......Unless of course you have already talked to such a potential HC and he has indicated he would be fine with such a thing..........
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:40 AM

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Have to admit, it's kind of dysfunctional in that the HC is really also the DC, and the so-called DC is one in name only. Wouldn't mind having a HC who is a real HC. I know it can work sometimes, like in New Orleans with Payton the HC and also calling the plays. It just strikes me as a situation where someone can't let go of his old responsibilities because he is unable or unwilling to delegate them and take on the responsibilities of the new role.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:43 AM

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Just read this happened a few months ago. Brian Coz reported it. That changes the reasons a bit but still makes me nervous. On reporter suggested. He may try to get out of Rex's shadow so he can get a HC job.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:46 AM

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He's been rumored for college coaching jobs for a couple years.  Maybe after this season with some of the above variables mentioned he has decided to go grab a college job.  There are even some sexy jobs in the SEC available...
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Posted: 12/21/2012 1:33 PM

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hobson54 wrote:
NickSINYC wrote: If Pettine goes and Rex stays I have to admit it bothers me that Rex is out lasting so much of his staff.

Good assistant coaches moving on is expected and accepted but head coaches outlasting his under preforming assistants does not sit right with me.



but it's rex's defense, not pettine's.  if it weren't for rex, pettine probably wouldn't even be a coordinator in the league.

and as i said above, if they are firing rex, they can't keep pettine.  a new head coach must choose his own coordinators.  now maybe a possible new HC would choose pettine for continuity sake.  but you can't extend your DC, fire the HC, and tell the new HC he has to keep the old DC.
Maybe I was not making my point clear. The point I was trying to make is Rex needs to go if his assistants keep going.

They are his coaches and he is responsible for them. Their failure is his failure. 

How many assistant changes does he get before he goes out the door with them.


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