I never had a problem with Woody. I think he's a great owner. He's always shown confidence in the management team he assembles and what more can you ask for?
He hired Herm because he believed (as many other people did including myself), that he would be a truly GREAT coach. Unfortunately, it didn't work out, but I still do not blame him for trying to assemble the best coaching staff.
I also know it had to take brass balls to tell Bill Cowher "NO". Remember? After Mangini got canned, the Jets WERE very interested in hiring a big name, proven head coach. They talked with Bill Cowher about the job. And I believe Bill would have taken the job. The thing is Bill wanted HIS own management team and that would have meant the end of Mike Tannenbaum. Woody looked at the situation and said to himself, I would LOVE to hire Bill Cowher to coach the team, however, I WILL NOT do it if it means firing Mike T. Mike has done a great job and since when is that to be rewarded by getting fired?