The GM of the jets just signed some marginal black receiver to an extension of his contract. My thought is this. He did that also to send a message to the two top guys who might be thinking of coaching the Jets, Mike McCarthy and Jim Harbaugh (they're the only two with enough clout to ask to be coach and GM together). He wants to deter them from taking on the job of Jet head coach and protect his job. But it also is to protect himself because anyone with an ounce of sense would want to be coach and GM, knowing the track record of JET front office personnel undermining head coaches efforts over the years.