I was just thinking about how Teddy mentioned a number of times how he guessed right what the offense was going to do only to have our defense either not not be able to get to the play or not be able to make a tackle. I for one think the F.O. should've kept Teddy and then gotten new players just to see what would've happened. It's clear he has a great mind for defense, I think the players let him down...........sorry if this was already posted I haven't been around much lately
Teddy was handcuffed by trying to do a Tampa style Defense
when we didn't have the players for that! If Teddy is allowed
to run what he see's best for the Vikes he'll be fine! And if Hendu
is left alone by Herm I think our D will be much improved! Herm
should stick to making speeches and let the Coaches that know
It's true that Cotrell got a raw deal, but that is the way things go. The Jets organization and fans cant even worry about Teddy C, and must stay focused on following Henderson. If Cotrell does well in Minnesota (which he can) fans cant start complaining about the Jets letting him go.
Ted was hung out to dry by Herman Edwards - I hope what goes around comes around when Herm is next looking for a job.
Having said that, the team needed a complete overhaul, and it had become obvious that the Cover Who just wasn't an aggressive enough offense. The Cottrell/Henderson decision was a good one in my book, but to blame Teddy for the failings of an aging D with lack of ability was poor show from Mr Motivator.
Mark my words Minnesota will win the NFC this year, Mike Tice is an up and coming coach,who is a great motivator. There defense has alot of talent with guys like Chris Hovan,Kevin Williams, EJ HEnderson, Chris Claiborne, Winfield, Chavious, Russell and some others. Then on offense they'll have a healthy Mike Bennent all season as well as to great backups in Onterrio Smith and Mo Williams. Culpepper improves every year and they also signed Marcus Robsinson, and of course they have All-World WR Randy Moss.
Originally posted by infoxicated@Apr 5 2004, 04:42 AM
Having said that, the team needed a complete overhaul, and it had become obvious that the Cover Who just wasn't an aggressive enough offense.
What, so Ted's D was aweful because Herm told him he wanted the safeties to play zone rather than man to man coverage? Did you really want to see S Garnes trying to cover a slot reciver man to man?? Cover 2 means the Safeties play a zone. The rest of the D was up to T Cotrell. The fact that players can't tackle is Cotrell's fault. The fact that players can't cover is Cotrell's fault. If the reason that they stink is the quality of the players, then that is the GM's fault. But I hardly think that the D would have been wonderful had the Safeties not played zone. Hell we would have probably bee a hell of alot worse had we played man to man. I could just see the eyes of Peyton Manning if he saw Brandon Stokely running 1 on 1 with S Garnes. He would probably be laughing histerically when he threw the ball.