The 49-19 Thanksgiving defeat to the New England Patriots should spell the end for Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez.
The duo once seemed destined to lead the New York Jets to a Super Bowl. However, they have since experienced a spectacular fall from grace.
As head coach Ryan has failed to construct a credible offense to complement some stout defenses. His biggest problem has been the quarterback he helped draft fifth overall in 2009.
Sanchez has failed to live up to his "franchise passer" billing. Despite leading Gang Green to two-straight AFC Championship games, Sanchez has regressed badly during the last two years.
He has become shaky and indecisive in the pocket and his accuracy is mediocre. That's resulted in the Jets going from division contenders to also-rans.
This wasn't supposed to happen to Ryan and Sanchez. They were supposed to key a revival that would overthrow the Patriots as the supreme power in the AFC East.
They appeared to be winning the fight when they dominated Brady and company in the 2010/11 AFC divisional playoff. However, since then Ryan's teams have consistently self-destructed.