Eric Mangini fired as coach of the Jets

The Jets have sent Eric Mangini packing after overseeing the team?s collapse from first place to missing the playoffs.Brett Favre and the Jets went 8-3

FLORHAM PARK - The Jets have sent Eric Mangini packing after overseeing the team?s collapse from first place to missing the playoffs.

Brett Favre and the Jets went 8-3 and sat on top of the AFC East before losing four of their last five games. The team?s collapse led to the Jets missing the playoffs for a second straight season.

Mangini served as the Jets? coach for three seasons and ultimately finished with a 23-26 record. The search for a new coach is already under way.

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