OK everyone, act surprised. Not only did Chad Pennington knock the Jets out of the playoffs, but he appears to have scuttled its head coach as well. Mangini, gone!
The NFL is like a good mob movie: When things go bad, someone's gotta take the fall. Get in the car, Eric. From Fox Sports:
Players began getting calls from team officials this morning informing them of the move, telling them that it will be announced at 10 a.m. ET and that GM Mike Tannenbaum, who appears to be safe, will be addressing the team at noon. ... Owner Woody Johnson, following yesterday's loss to the Dolphins, was visibly upset and agitated, a definite swerve for the normally even-keeled owner.
What's next for Mangini? According to Pro Football Talk, his role in Patriots Spygate may hinder his empoyability, and that kind of makes sense. But there's always Al Davis out there looking to make the move no one expects.