Pettine's contract was up and there were rumblings in the locker room that he was the unnamed source behind a lot of Jets gossip. Pettine was with the Jets since 2009 as Rex's, "Right hand Man", but wanted to really run his own defense. The move to Buffalo could be bad, as when we play them twice a year they may know our scheme.
It is almost 100% known that Dennis Thurman will take over at defensive coordinator for the Jets. He has been with Rex since the Baltimore days, and has done an amazing job with the Jets defensive backs. Even though Rob Ryan is on the market, Rex and the Jets will not go after him.