After two years we had a pattern. After three and now four years it is more than a pattern. [/QUOTE]
The pattern has been 4 different QB's over the past 4 years. Shotty Jr has yet to have back to back seasons with the same QB under center. He deserves that shot next season with Mark Sanchez.
[QUOTE=EM31;3430382] Schotty gets middle of the road (or worse) results with arguably much better than middle of the road talent. That should be enough. No need to look for this year's crop of reasons for "why not?". Four years later it is time to move on. [/QUOTE]
Really? How many other teams have made the playoffs 3 of their last 4 years? With a W tomorrow night, Shotty would have then put the Jets into the playoffs 3 out of his 4 years as our OC...If not for #4 getting hurt with an 8-3 record, followed by not allowing the coaching staff to know he was hurt. Do not blame Shotty Jr for the Jets last season because the Jets were 8-3 with Shotty calling the plays, until Favre ruined our season.
You gotta be kidding me with this whole Shotty Jr has had "much better than middle of the road talent".
2006: Pennington was a limited QB because of previous injury's. Barlow and Blaylock were our "1-2 punch" at the RB position. Brick and Mangold were our two rookies @ LT and C. Jerricho Cotchery was only a 1st year starter. We had NO slot WR, thanks to Tim Dwight. The Jets still made the playoffs, with Shotty Jr calling the plays. How? Great play calling. Great play calling. Please, tell me...What type of "Talent" were you just talking about? Exactly.
2007: His 2nd QB in 2 years. Pennington got hurt, he was left with Kellen Clemens; a career backup and a JAG of a talent at the QB position. Adrian Clarke and Will Montgomery were our starting LG's that season. Anthony freaking Clement was our starting RT; the worst starting RT to ever play the game of Football at the NFL level. Coles was banged up the entire season. Thomas Jones couldn't BUY a freaking TD because of our pathetic O-Line and as we all know... Kelen Clemens was asked to lead the way with Justin McCareins as one of his go to options. Please, what type of talent did Shotty have to work with? Please...Let me know.
2008: The Jets were 8-3 and flying high. Schotty Jr had this Offense looking perfect. The Jets ranked top 5 in average yards per carry, Thomas Jones had a great season, Dustin Keller showed flashes of greatness, Favre was playing lights out and the Jets were sitting at 8-3. Favre got hurt, REFUSED to let the coaching staff know he was hurt, because he wanted to keep his "Streak alive", and the Jets ended up going 1-4 the rest of the way, because of #4 playing hurt. DO NOT even think about putting any type of blame on Shotty Jr for last season. We still went 9-7.
2009: Another QB...Once again...Nothing new. Rookie QB, #1 ranked rushing attack in the game today, Braylon Edwards never had an offseason of working with Sanchez and Shotty Jr and guess what? The Jets are only 1 W away from making the playoffs for the 2nd time in 4 years with Shotty Jr calling the plays.