Originally Posted by Mainejet
No, that's not opinion, it is FACT
You can daydream or think that the 2009 Jets were an 8-8 team that missed the playoffs, but the FACT still remains they went 9-7, secured a playoff spot, then upset two playoff teams with much better records to make it to the AFC Championship.
If Tanny doesn't build the roster we had, we never get to those lofty heights we did.
BTW, I'm not necessarily supporting Tanny here. I know there are some very dumb things he's done with the team. The Sanchez extention is number one on my list.
However, I felt the need to respond to your post. You act as though they never happened. That's not being objective, that passing unfair judgment.
I want Rex Ryan as my HC and if you happen to like Rex Ryan, you can thank Tanny for that also. Tanny hired him.
If you look at the big-picture, since 1997 we've been averaging 9.5 wins a season with a completely healthy quarterback. Mike Tannenbaum has done a good job in taking the Parcells core and drafting and using free agency to keep us remarkably competitive, it's been the 'golden age' of Jets football.
Without Pennington ruining 3 of his 13 seasons, Mike Tannenbaum (and Terry Bradway who is still very much involved) hasn't had a losing season since joining the Jets either as capologist or GM proper. He's had a bad 2-3 years lately, but in the grand scheme he's done a great job and I truly believe that Woody had him burn the last 3 seasons to sell PSL's and they have an agreement that Mike's got a 'get out of jail free' card as a result.