Tremendous reporting by Mortensen

One aspect of Chris Mortensen's story this morning on the Jets hiring of Rex Ryan as head coach was shocking.

Somebody in the Jets organization actually gave him Ryan's contract numbers. This almost never happens with the Jets, and we can't remember it ever occuring while Mike Tannnebaum has been the GM.

"Ryan's four-year contract is in line with other first-year head coaches who have been recently hired, but a Jets source told Mortensen it was almost identical to the $11.5 million deal that the Rams gave New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Saturday," wrote "Mort."

This was either an example of the Jets loosening up their media policies, or somebody trying to look like a big-shot with a major sports media figure.

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