We had a stacked OL and D
Two very good years, two GREAT playoff runs. The Jets were an excellent team for about a 24 month stretch. Why? How? Who deserves the credit?
Winning a game can be lucky. Winning 3 in a row could even be considered luck. But a successful season, and definitely two consecutive successful seasons is due to more than just luck. Those Jets were an excellent team.
And yes, no one single thing is directly responsible for success. Everyone would probably answer "A combination of factors" if that was a choice. So it's not a choice.
What was the PRIMARY reason (or biggest reason) for the Jets success during those years?
We had a stacked OL and D
1st ranked and 3rd ranked defense. Followed by a strong offensive line.
1) Top three defense in the league, almost no game would get out of Hand
2) Great Veteran leadership (Woody, Faneca, T-Rich, LT, Thomas Jones, Scott, Leonard etc.)
3) Great running game
How many games did Jenkins play from 09-11?
Wilk, Harrison, Richardson are the best line the Jets have had since the 80's.
Our LBs aren't bad right now.
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Great defense. You have to give it to the Head coach on this one.
We had a great complimentary defense & Revis played OUT OF HIS MIND! No corner in the history of this game had a 2 year stretch like that.
He was shutting down the ELITE of the ELITE WRs.
Oline was one of our best ever!
Dbrick & Mangold, younger & at their best.
Faneca, Woody was great those 2 years.
Anyone could have run behind those lines. Thomas Jones wasn't even touched sometimes on his TD runs.
I voted for Rex but the answer is Top 5 Defense, Top 5 Rushing attack and Top 3 OL
More seasoned and better players at every position; very good special teams. QB was the weakest link.
Make no mistake about it, the linebackers aren't where they Need to be right now...
Tangini's players and Rex's personality. We had a good roster prior to Rex but Mangini sucked the life out of the organization. Rex brought in a new attitude and the organization got a second wind.
People forget or don't realize how good Damien Woody and Alan Faneca were. Need to stop using all our high picks on corners and defensive linemen and start adding offensive linemen and skill players. We're never going to become a contender until we change our strategy.
2009-2011 success was due to Mangini putting together a team of disciplined, hard working lunch pail guys along with some veterans of winning teams and then Rex taking those guys with the addition of his own guys (Leonhard and Scott) and coaching them up to the next level. Once we lost those type of high character players (Woody, Faneca, Cotchery, Thomas Jones, Leon Washington,Tony Richardson, Shaun Ellis, Kris Jenkins) and replaced them with loudmouth, high priced selfish scumbags (Holmes, Plaxico, Joe Mcknight) the team fell apart.