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"Missed Out" could also be "didn't want". We only have media speculation to go on there. Also ignores that those we interviewed and were hired elsewhere may have only been using big-market NY as a bargaining chip to get a better contract with the team they really wanted, in which case, we never had a shot to start with.Also, we don't know who other teams are interested in as GM... the Jets have missed out on a few already, so those guys obviously didn't go back to their old jobs.
Why do we know that? B.B. certainly doesn;t have to answer questions up in N.E. like the Jets do down here, and even if he had to.....he doesn't and wouldn't answer them anyway. Silence is the difference, Rex bloviates (badly IMO) and B.B. is silent. There is an old saying about that......And with Kraft, you know if BB says no to a player, that guy isn't coming to the team.
Proves my point, thank you.I should not have to prove he was not the driving force to sign Ocho since Kraft has no known history of making such moves... you should have to prove he was because that goes against his reputation.
I.e. we have no idea. we only know what ESPN tells us, and thats that Kraft is a brilliant owner who doesn't meddle. It might even be the truth.
Again, I'd say thats bad analysis. It's equally possible that:All indications are Rex said yes to the Tebow trade, but his actions this year say otherwise. If he REALLY wanted Tim, he would have played him. He very clearly did not want that player.
1. Tanny forced Tebow on Rex.
2. Rex really wanted Twbow, but Sparano didn't.
3. Rex really wanted Tebow......till he and Sparano saw Tebow play in practice and in those early games, and said "wtf is his siht, hell no"?
4. Rex, Tanny and Sparano allw anted Tebow to be Brad Smith....and Tebow just wasn't, and his declining play times and the teams fumbling use of him reflects that declining confidence in him.
"Wood made it happen" assumes that Tebow was some great fiscal boon to the Jets, and that he (Woody) made the move over the will of Tanny, Rex and Co.
I'm naive. I'm not convinced that the neew GM, if he made a real solid case, wouldn't STILL be able to fire Rex even now. But in this case, I agree, the decision on Rex should have been made by the new GM.You believe that the new GM should have the ability to keep or terminate Rex, yet you say that Woody isn't a meddling owner?
No. One move does not equal all moves.If the owner is going to make the a GM's most important decision before they even hire GM, doesn't that really say all that needs to be said?
By the way and on a totally unrelated subject...
Four out of the top 5 TVs including the top rated one for "best picture" at CNET are using Plasma technology. Only one of the top-5 list is an LED...
Top of the line Plasmas are about half the price of top of the line LCD/LEDs. (or at least the ones on that list are).
There are no Sony's anywhere to be found on that list (oh dear)
Finally and as I predicted, neither technology is what anyone will be arguing about a few years from now because OLED will be here by that time and OLED blows away either display type. So your argument about which technology (plasma or LCD) would last longer is also incorrect. After a slow start Sony appears to have decided to play in the OLED market after all.
All in all I think you went 0 of four on that whole deal.
Its a great way to get your name out there. Its a great way to leverage your existing employer. People interview for all the time for things they have no intention of taking. See chip and brian kelly.Let me ask this, if Ross didn't want the Jets job why would he have interviewed in the first place
Here is another example of the difference between a SOJF and normal fans; get into a debate/discussion with an SOJF and you will hear talk of curses as to reasons why the team is not winning. They will connect everything to history but it will their glass half empty, version of it.
Rational Jets fans understand that franchises win when they are run correctly from the top down. Hire a GM that understands personnel and the salary cap and let him hire a coach that matches his vision for the team. Stability and support from the owner is essential but he must also understand that he must let the football people run the show and stay away. That is what helps to make franchises consistent contenders.
Curses and sad songs lamenting games lost 35 years ago has no bearing on wins and losses. But the SOJF will tell you that they dont think in those terms....and then talk exactly in those terms when the team loses.
What does that mean? As a fan I'm hopeful the Jets will pick a great GM who will fix this organization and put an amazingly exciting and competitive team on the field for years to come. As a rational human being I'm pissed off that all signs point to something entirely different.
If you're saying there's a moratorium on copy/pasting news articles that others might find useful until it's all sunshine and roses you're going to wait quite a long time.
No one is out to "get" the Jets. The New York media has no anti-Jets bias. If anything, they love the Jets because they make news and make stories 24/7, a beat writers dream in the Twitter era.
The media and many Jets fans were right on this one. In retaining Rex Ryan and punting Mike Tannenbaum the Jets have set themselves up as a very unattractive landing pad for a prospective GM. No experienced guy wants to burn his last shot here, no new guy wants to ruin his reputation and enter a complex and difficult situation out of impatience.
You want to be mad at me? Want to be mad at the media? That's your prerogative. The real 'enemy' is Woody Johnson or Rex Ryan. They created this mess and, unbelievably, they're making it worse.
We all go through the mourning process in different ways. We're supposed to be here for each other, not to attack each other. You don't know what motivates us just like we don't know what motivates you.
Talk Jets from a fan perspective. That's what we're here for. Labeling other fans and putting them down is ridiculous. If you want to judge other posters take it to another forum, Ebert.
LCD's and LED/LCD's rule the world now, Plasma's are dirt cheap because no one buys them and they need liquidation. CNET and other blogs always root for the niche underdog, nothing new here.