FLORHAM PARK, N.J. —
To get it, he’s wiping the slate clean, zoning out all the bad vibes tied to Mark Sanchez being an ineffective starting quarterback and leader, and Tim Tebow being his invisible backup.
“I’m approaching this day like it’s the first day. Period,” Ryan said. “Like my first day as a head coach. This is a new chance for me. This is a beginning, certainly not an end.”
It was the end for general manager Mike Tannenbaum and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who were both fired, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, whose contract was not renewed, and special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, who retired.