If the experienced, savvy guys are not available or not interested (and we all can understand why one would be cautious about signing here), I'd rather they hire a hungry, even unproven candidate than to promote from within the circus, or to bring on a retread that has a history of mediocrity.
People who like Angelo.... WhAT? These three are all poor candidates. The best of them is Khan, but he's basically Tanny 2.0. We needed personnel expertise, and we aren't getting it. Great. And we're also interviewing garbage OC candidates (cameron) without a GM even in place. This team is a joke.
There is no eveidence of that outside fan speculation.Woody is guilty of burdening us with Tebow
Agree to disagree on the both the foolishness of that move, and Pennington's abillity at that point.Farve (when Pennington was as good at that stage of his career and forcing us to draft a young QB to sell PSL's.
Favre doesn't get hurt, we're a Super Bowl contender that year IMO.
And Pennington was past done by that point, his little flash in Miami nonwithstanding.
I don't believe he could make any decision that would please most Jets Fans tbqh.Woody is a joke of an owner putting these inept GM candidates without a backbone in play will set us back until the end of this decade.
No matter who we get, fans will loathe the move in droves. No matter how much success we've had in Woody's ownership tenure (far more than the average NFL team over that period, far less than the "elite") fans seem to hold Woody in lower regard that the worst owners in the NFL.
We're bad because we drafted a QB highly, and he's a bust, and we're in a position of transition from old veterans to younger developing talent.
IMO the current status of the Jets really comes down to those two things. We, as a fanbase, simply lack any form of patience to allow things to be bad.
TLDR: I have no problem with Woody. I think he's an owner who wants to win, wants to produce a great product, and is fine with spending whatever it takes to do so. At this respective point in his ownership, he's far ahead in terms of success comapred to an owner of similar "new generation" like say, Dan Snyder.
End of the day, we're still one of the more successful, winning franchises in the NFL under Woody thus far, and while this year and last sucked, I see Sanchez as the core cause of it, and believe it will be rectified if Sanchez can be replaced with a moderate to upper tier QB talent and a better O-Co and O System than Shotty/Sparano ran.
But if he was this can't miss, super-GM prospect...then why the hell is he still out there? Why hasn't he garnered any real consideration anyhere else?
The Jets aren't going to make this decision based on some little two paragraph profile from some teams website.
In 2000 the Patriots cant be considered veteran ownership. I just think that Woody makes decisions based on selling tickets and increasing value of his team. Why else would he want these spectacles and request to play on Thanksgiving night. I am convinced no top GM or hot GM prospect will come here because Woody forces his GM to make personnel moves, like Tebow or Farve. Football decisions need to be made for football reasons and Woody Johnson is known I am sure in football circles as an owner who forces decisions on his football team for non football reasons and no smart GM will have any part of that.