The young Head Coach, who was the toast of the town in his first season, is now looking for new work after his Jets collapsed down the stretch despite starting 8-3, resulting in Magini's firing.
Mangini became iconic for his unemotional and lifeless stare on the sidelines, as he failed to motivate his ball club when he needed to most.
The 2008 season was a huge gamble for Mangini and company. They got rid of the albatros that was Chad Pennington and his ineffective arm in favor of the Hall of Fame arm of Brett Favre. Ironically, the Jets got a tired and selfish old man in Favre and watched Pennington lead the Dolphins to the AFC East division title.
Clearly, the Jets have a lot of work to do. Not only will they need a new coaching staff, but they may have to rip apart the roster. Favre is likely gone, and Laverneous Coles might be next after he became a clubhouse cancer in refusing to cooperate with the aging quarterback.
Overall, Mangini went 23-26 in his three years with the Jets. Unfortunately, it was a tenure marked by missed opportunies and frustration.