Originally Posted by eaglenj
I dont think decosta would want to take his potential one shot with the mess we have here.
However, I cannot tell you how quickly I would sign up for a Zimmer-Petrino pairing (grt info btw, I had no clue they had a connection).
Personally I think petrino is one of the most worthless POS on the planet (not for cheating, but for quitting in Atlanta and not even speaking to a man like arthur blank when he left), but as OC, his character really doesnt matter and Zimmer is a very strong presence.
That combination of defensive and offensive experience would be very solid IMO.
I think your looking at DeCosta's decision from the wrong perspective. No fan of any team or TV talking head thinks the jets are a good team. (except Ray and SG3) There is no way to go but up. The jets finally have all their choices and will be in good shape cap wise after cutting Sanchez and Holmes in 2014. Plus, the local media
does not expect the jets to ever be a successful team, there is less pressure from outside the organization. He does not want to take over the Saints, an aging team that is a SB threat for the last 4 years. There is a cliff.
The situation with the owner is the other reason I want Marty to come in a DFO, to act as a go-between so DeCosta does not have to deal with Woody.
Marty is a football guy and there are few guys who are more respected in the league.
The new GM or personnel may not be able to leave team their team until after the draft anyway. But he may be able to advise on the jets own players. I know BB let Dimitroff and Pioli go in Jan but that might not be the case here. A lot of FO contracts go from May 1 to May 1.