Originally Posted by copernicus
Many of us thought we had this in place. Our former HC was young but stern and no nonsense. It appeared that very good players like D'Brick, Mangold, Brad Smith, and Cotchery followed his lead and genuinely liked playing for him. The team seemed to be headed in the right direction with a few bumps in the road but nothing that couldnt be over come with patience and hard work, two qualities the HC had going for him.
Many of us also think that our owner got greedy and wanted the headlines. So instead of being patient and fully developing a QB taken in the second round the owner wanted to make a big splash. He forced a trade that put our young but stern and no nonsense HC in a bad position having to coach a future HOF QB that was refusing to retire. When that didnt work the owner fired the young but stern and no nonsense and hired a loud boisterous HC that put the JETS on the back page with some early success on the field. But the act started to wear thin and other stunts (Tebow, Hard Knocks, etc) were brought in to hide the short comings.
This sad story will continue as long as the current owner is in place.
Ah, I got you - you're still upset about the Mangini firing.