Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist
I think it'll be a long time before he's back in the NFL. It's bad when a player quits on his team... It's practically unheard of for a coach to quit on his team, and to leave a note rather than face the team is cowardly for a man at that level.
As much as fans think that no one respects Rex, Tannenbaum, or the Jets... No NFL player would respect Petrino at all.
Please, Parcells quit on the pats, and had contact with the jets the week leading up to the SB that they were in. He did not even fly back with the team after the SB!!! and you think what Petrino did was cowardly? BB quit on the jets. For all intents and purposes Mangini quit on the pats. Saban quit on the fins. Fairbanks quit on the pats to go to Colorodo. I am sure I can dig up many more.
This is a league of pros, you do what is best for you. Players don't stay with the team, they go where the money is.
And I know about this no one respects the jets talk. Any team when they publicly do something stupid get criticized. Don't count the local papers who are just trying to sell media. Rex is respected as a DC very much, Tanny is recognized as having a great handle on Salary cap language. And when teams win they get respect. the pats got no respect in 89-92, they did not deserve any.