Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s job status has been a source of debate for the majority of the season. Ryan has a 45-50 record in six seasons with the team.
Smith said the toughest part about coaching changes is not being able to play for the same coach.
"To reset and re-adjust is a tough thing to do, but we're professionals and we have to do it," Smith said to ESPN.com. "A change could be good for us all, so if it happens -- when it happens -- then we'll see."
The Jets will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Jets owner Woody Johnson said earlier this month that he has not made a decision on Ryan or embattled general manager John Idzik, saying, “I’m analyzing what’s happened and why it’s happened.”
Offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson said he wants Ryan back next season.
"We definitely love Rex and we'd love to have him another year," Ferguson said. "That feeling is throughout the whole locker room.”
The Jets close out the season on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
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