All the playbook stuff is really a red herring to the real issue here at play.
Most scribes will tell you that Rex/Pettine, once best buds, are barely talking now after the 2012 fall-out.
What was that?
Many of you know, but some may not.
There were the clubhouse mole to Manish stories which may be true or not, but if they are, it also goes back to 'the foundation of anger'.
In both Rex called play initially, but in 2011 and 2012 as a sign of support and building his resume (not just Rex's lapdog), Rex allowed Pettine to make the Defensive calls/sets during the game.
In both cases, our D was making some bad adjustments, 3rd down snafu's etc, and Rex took playcalling back mid-season. In both cases, the Jets D performed better under Rex's ingame playcalling.
This not only infuriated/embarrased Pettine, but showed him he would never be able to polish his resume w/Jets.
He took Bills job and many folks felt even if that job wasnt there he would have gone college route just to leave Rex.
Edited by SouthernJet, 20 June 2014 - 11:59 AM.