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Source: Pettine turns down contract extension

MIKE PETTINE Jets defensive coordinator “If that’s where

Jets defensive coordinator
“If that’s where they want to go with the football, I’d welcome it,” Pettine said in response to Giants receivers talking Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis isn't that good.
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The fallout from the Jets' disastrous season hasn't only had an effect on the futures of their two high-profile quarterbacks.

Mike Pettine may, too, be on his way out.

The defensive coordinator turned down a contract extension from the Jets, a source confirmed. The Jets, however, have declined comment.

Pettine, Rex Ryan's right-hand man since their days together in Baltimore, oversees a defense that is 29th in the league in rushing defense, 20th in points allowed and second overall against the pass. The Jets are 6-8 heading into their final two games and have already been eliminated from the playoffs for a second straight season. 

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