2006: Pennington. Who were our RB's? Barlow & Blaylock? Give me a break. Cotchery was a 1st year starter and the Jets still went to the playoffs that season. Pennington was a dink and dunk type of QB, who couldn't stretch the Defense because of the lack of throwing power. Not only was Shotty Handcuffed as a 1st year OC, but he was also in a bad situation due to lack of overall talent on the Offensive side of the ball. Lets not forget, Ferguson and Mangold were both rookie starters the entire season.
2007: Clemens. Lets not even talk about 2007. Clarke/Montgomery as our starting LG's during 2007? Anthony Clement as our starting RT? Talk about a horrid O-Line. Pennington went down, Thomas Jones was rushing behind the worst O-Line in all of Football, Coles was banged up the entire season, Shotty Jr was not only in a bad situation, not only was Marty's boy handcuffed with lack of Offensive talent, but he had no chance with that 2007 Jets Offense...No chance in hell to win games.
2008: Favre. When Favre was healthy, the Jets were what, 8-3 right? Shotty Jr was still handcuffed in a way, thats because a veteran QB, a future HOF QB in Brett Favre, who's been in the league for just about 20 years...Was the man under center. Do you really think the Jets were in a situation to rush the rock 25-30 times per game? No way, not with #4 under center. The Jets had a great rushing attack, we ranked top 5 in average yards per carry, but our rushing attack was no where near the top 10 in rushing attempts, thats because Shotty Jr was not in a position to control the games with the run. Shotty Jr was also SCREWED by Favre in the long run, thats because Favre wanted it "His way or the highway" and blew the season on the Jets. Favre could have let Shotty Jr or Mangini know he was hurt and hurt pretty bad, but no...Favre wanted to keep his "Streak alive", even if it meant killing the season and playoff chances on the Jets. Do you all really believe that Favre cared about the Jets? Hell no. Favre was with the Jets, this way, he could "Stick it to the Packers" the following season.
2009: Mark Sanchez. Talented young rookie QB, but a raw rookie QB. A Rookie QB who only gained 1 season of starting experience with USC. The Jets are still in position to win 9 games, the Jets still have the #1 ranked rushing attack, and Marty's boy has once again...Been handcuffed by a rookie QB.
The fact of the matter is this...How about we allow Shotty Jr to have a chance to coach Mark Sanchez and the Jets next season, how about we give Sanchez more time to develope before running this man out of town?
Shotty Jr has been here for 4 seasons now... 10 W's, 9 W's and a chance to win 9 games again this season and lets not forget...Shotty Jr has YET to have back to back seasons, with the same QB under center, talk about bad situations. Neither has Jerricho Cotchery.