No, no, no ... we must all act as if this team just went 0-16.
Wow. You know things are bad when even Cimini doesn't want to take a shot at you.
6. You can suck at your job for a really long time before your boss will do anything about it.
Is one of the reasons the opportunity to be constant fodder for media-piranhas who will damn you if you do and damn you if you don't?
Becoming GM of the Jets is a job many, many well-qualified NFL people would jump at the chance to have. So beat up on the Jets all you want -- as fans, we're certainly entitled. But this team wasn't 0-16 because they were good enough to win 6 games. That's not good, but it ain't 0-16 awful, either.
much as 6-10 really stinks considering the poor qb/oline play and the raft of injuries and it's amazing the team won even 6. the downside, for all those who want the team to tank next season is that there are still players who want to play and they will be wasted.
The issue is the window of opportunity closed. Yes there was talent. Yes they went with the win now attitude. These choices came with some harsh results, instead of a Super Bowl win, we have the 2012 Jets. They over paid for players to go for it(Revis, Harris,Scott,Thomas Pace,Paouha,Sanchez, D'brick,Mangold.) They over paid to keep their best players and now most of these are under performing. The new Gm has a long road ahead and hard choices to make. Rebuilding is going to take years, many of these over paid, under achieving player will have to go.
The new Gm will have to stop doing what all Jets GM's have done in the past. Stop trying to patch a team to win with what's on the roster now, and truly rebuild. Make the moves that will piss off the fans.
As a fan I am so done with this middle of the road BULLS!T!!! Build a team that will take it to the next level. A team that will compete and win against any top tier team year in and out. This is why Rex will be gone after one more season. Rex can't see two to three steps ahead, he has no vision. He only understands the now. I can only hope the Revis injury has changed that. His D was better with out Revis. It's truly going to be an interesting off season.
Even more of a joke then I thought. Caldwell took less money to go to the 2-14 Jags.
The biggest mistake this team made was going crazy in free agency. Tanny's first two years were all about establishing a solid core via the draft. When he took over the roster was in way worse shape than it even is now. He nailed the 2006 and 2007 drafts. Then all of a sudden he went nuts in free agency. When you do that you only have a small window of opportunity to win before having to pay the piper. That window was 2008-2010.
Now we're paying for it.
It also doesn't help when you draft a QB in the first round and he's a huge bust. If Sanchez would have panned out, this atonement period wouldn't hurt so much.
So the Jets are appealing to their media buddies to try and sell the job?
On a different note, did anyone else find it telling that Woody didn't say anything at all regarding straightening up the "circus act" during the press conference and rather avoided addressing the topic directly as if he didn't have a problem at all with it?
This team by 2015 will be completely redone. The Jets took a shot at the fence and missed. Oh well. We got to within a game of the Super Bowl two years in a row. Now its time to pay for that. This is how it works.
It's not the teams fault that so many people drank Rex' kool-aid. What is he suppose to do? Come out and say "Yeah, we took a shot at winning with the great team we had, but missed. So now, we are going to suck for a couple of years while we rebuild. But hang in there!" No....he tried to talk up the team as best he could to make them believe in themselves.
We have another great core of young players on this team (Hill, Kerley, Cumberland, Wilkerson, Coples, Ellis) with some solid veteran leadership (Cromartie, Mangold, Ferguson). If the Jets have another two solid drafts where they come away with starters AND depth, and have a free agency year where they have $30 + million to spend, this team will be solid once again.