Given the above... I think we did as good as we possibly could. Both hires are appear to be competent and from what a number of NFL people have said, our new GM is a very promising candidate... I think Woody is going to give Rex two years to get this thing turned around and barring an absolute collapse in 2013 Rex will have that chance. This is not what I would have wanted, but we are all going to see how it plays out. Anyone who thought that we would get a Gamble or Caldwell with Rex don't understand the situation. I think the report that Gamble wanted Rex gone is probably correct and is why he was dismissed from consideration. The rumor that he interviewed poorly probably hurt his chances of getting another look this year. That forced us to go the second tier route and Woody did a bunch of due diligence and found a guy who was onboard with his plan.
The only thing to get upset about here if you don't like this is Rex staying. That decision was what set the stage. Given that, I think the Jets did a nice job of filling in the parts. Only time will tell if Woody has a better feel for this than some of us fans and local media give him credit for.
Gotcha. I guess that makes sense.
Mornhinweg has called plays in Philly since the end of 2006...
Paul Domowitch, of Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will continue to call the offensive plays next season.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn questioned offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's playcalling in Week 12 following an early Eagles interception, which led to a heated exchange between the coaches.
From 2012 seasonReid said he was going to evalute everything -- play-calling included -- but it sounds like Mornhinweg will still call plays and Michael Vick remains the quarterback.
from 2012 season
I feel pretty good about this guy as OC and sanchez... I think he's done a decent job with the philly QB's over the past few years, i.e. kolb, foles, even vince young had his moments in that system. with an absolutely awful OL at that
I could be wrong but doesn't the WCO use more zone than man blocking schemes? So back to zone blocking for the OL? And does Gugs fit that as an OL coach or does he go now ?
It depends on the coach /OC. Walsh's WCO was more man blocking while others have been primarily zone.
Also keep in mind Rexs defense has a ton of needs. D-line depth,linebackers,safeties .
If Rex had a true say he would have hire a Cam Cameron ,who could do some small moves on offense and still allow Rex to re-tool his defense. I believe he are seeing Rex being de-nutted in front of us.
Lets wait and see. The GM hire pleases me. Not the OC...
Honestly, I am not happy or upset about these hires at this point. I would probably only be upset if the hires were completely wrong. The problem in NY is not just the personnel or coaches or players, it's the media, the fans, and the culture of the organization overall (maybe the water?).
Idzik needs to help change that. MM needs to help the fans forget about Sanchez circa 2012.
Rex needs to have learned from his mistakeS <----------- capital "S"
It's not happening overnight, so prepare for the long haul.
Mornhinweg has nowhere to take this offense but up. Things have been so bad the past 2 seasons that getting this offense to simply sustain some drives and not finish in the bottom 25% of the NFL would be considered success.
If I'm Marty I expect to get Holmes, Hill and who knows...maybe even Braylon back. Keller was absent most of the season and a lot of the offense started to shift towards newer role players like Kerley and Powell. The entire planet thinks that Sanchez is a backup caliber QB so if Marty salvages Sanchez even just a little bit he may be deemed a success.
I'm sure he'll ask for a new offensive toy during the draft too. The Jets need so much help that maybe they trade back and grab a top TE or RB.
Expectations are low on offense, let's hope Marty does more than just meet them.
I said it 4 years ago, I said it last week and I'll say it again,
the wco is what Sanchez needs. great hire.
@Ted_Sundquist: Taking EVERYTHING & EVERYONE interviewed into account, Marty Mornhinweg a good selection for OC of the #JETS.
@Ted_Sundquist: #MartyMornhinweg has overseen 10 Top 10 passing attacks, 9 total OFF, as an OC or QB coach. That includes 5 different QB's. #Jets