(L-R) New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, quarterback Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow look on during the second quarter of their NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in East Rutherford, New Jersey December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger
Goodbye. Good luck. And good riddance.
Behind a them’s-the-breaks headshake and a firm handshake, that’s essentially what a bunch of NFL franchises will be saying to their face-of-the-franchise millionaires – starting Monday.
All the bromides will be said … It’s not personal, just business. Things just didn’t work out. Appreciate all your hard work. But those hounding bastards in the press didn’t give us any other option.
Among those about to pay a visit to Helen down the hall in HR are failed head coaches, failed coordinators, failed GMs and – soon enough – failed starting quarterbacks.
Reports suggest anywhere from five to 13 head coaches will be shown the door in the days ahead. As a result, dozens of their assistant coaches will pack up and uproot their families, too. Happy New Year.