Don't know of too many OC openings where there is a Brady or Manning caliber QB just sitting there.
I was talking oc not GM. If you are an oc about to hire on with a potential lame duck coach and have Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg Mcelroy staring you in the face would you be enthused? If you are a desireable candidate I would guess that just about any other job would be better than the Jets for an OC.
A lot of people forget that in 1980 the Jets had a terrific O-Line and so, unfortunately, Munoz may have been BPA but as an O-lineman he wasn't a "need" - WR was, and in typical Jets fashion they grabbed the wrong one, and traded up to do it.
Ah the era of Cadigan and Haight. Awful, awful years and picks.
@JasonLaCanfora: Ken Whisenhunt didn't end up in AFC West with DEN after talking about their OC job, but every reason to believe he lands there with SD...
@JasonLaCanfora: Chargers among the teams interested in Whisenhunt as a coordinator. Working with Rivers would seem to be a great option. Stay tuned
@JasonLaCanfora: If I am the Cowboys or Jets I'd be trying to land Whisenhunt as well, but recruiting top people into those situations will be tricky
Whisenhunt was a finalist for some HC jobs, no? I imagine being hired by Jets would virtually guarantee no HC job next season either. I don't see how the Jets offense would be good next year, and a bad season means the entire staff gets replaced.
Cowboys could conceivably have a good offense and a bad season, so I could see him being a coach in waiting in Dallas.
Another little tidbit concerning Robinson was that he was the QB during one of the most impressive come-from-behind wins in Jets franchise history. This was against - you guessed it - the Broncos in 1978, and at Mile High no less. Jets were trailing 28-7 and came all the way back to win 31-28. I was in college and left my dorm in disgust while the Jets were getting hammered early, only to come back later that night and hear someone tell me that the Jets had won. Naturally I was convinced the guy was pulling my chain. So, my theory holds that Denver overpaid in the trade for Robinson based on that 1978 game. Same as Oakland was impressed with Lamont Jordan and had to have him after he torched the Raiders in a Jets win at the end of the '01 season.