Excellent post, except for the fact that Rex Ryan does deserve firing by one of your own criteria. Specifically, criteria 3, squandering obvious talent. As a Patriots fan, I’m by no means a Tebow booster. The facts are, however, that Tebow’s quarterback rating is higher than Sanchez’s (81.2 vs 55.3) and his winning percentage is also higher (56% vs 53%). Whether Ryan wanted Tebow or merely acquiesced is difficult to know, but the Jets brought him in because of his success in actual NFL games. Ryan then wasted him on duties such as punt-protection because he was unimpressed with Tebow as a practice player. How is that not squandering talent? And at the most important position on the field? I would also add a 5th criteria: Going into an NFL game with no backup quarterback. This is really an inexcusable coaching failure, and Ryan did exactly that in the infamous butt-fumble game. Sanchez stayed in because Greg McElroy was inactive and Tebow was injured and unable to play, which Ryan knew. He intentionally handicapped his own team in a stunning fashion. TL:DR version: Ryan squandered obvious talent in the most obvious way.