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  1. #1
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    Oct 2004
    New York NY


    January 16, 2005 -- No announcements have been made yet, but last night almost certainly marked the end of Paul Hackett's four-year stay as the Jets' offensive coordinator.

    Herman Edwards has surely seen enough, with yesterday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Steelers the last straw.

    In the loss, the Jets' offense was outscored by their own defense (7-3), their own special teams (7-3) and the Steelers (20-3). Had it not been for Santana Moss' 75-yard punt return for a TD and Reggie Tongue's 86-yard INT return for a TD, the Jets would have been blown out.

    This is how damning it is for Hackett's too-predictable, too-conservative offense: The Jets won the turnover battle 3-1, they had a defensive TD and a special teams TD and still lost the game, failing for the second time in a month, to score a single TD against the Steelers' defense.

    LaMont Jordan, whom Edwards considers one of the team's most explosive offensive players, was again virtually ignored for spells in the game, having only six touches, five rushes for 30 yards and one catch.

    "We did not score any touchdowns on offense," Edwards said, clearly disgusted at the thought. "We did not score. You've got to score."

    Asked if he needs to address the offensive situation in the offseason, Edwards said, "I have to look at everything. I can't make decisions right after game. That's not fair and I'm not going to do it."


    Jordan, an unrestricted free agent, lobbied after the game to stay with the Jets, saying he'd even accept sitting behind Curtis Martin for another year as long as he was guaranteed to have a larger role. He said he doesn't know what his market value is, but he's finished being a backup, saying, "I know I can start on any team in the league." *

    Jet DE Shaun Ellis might not be headed to the Pro Bowl again this February, but he's played like a Pro Bowl player late in the season and into the playoffs.

    With Jet DE John Abraham missing the last six games, including last night's playoff game against the Steelers at Heinz Field, Ellis has elevated his game, making a key strip of Jerome Bettis in the fourth quarter. Moments after that play, Ellis had to go into the locker room to have an IV to replace fluids because he was cramping up.


    The Jets' 2005 schedule is as follows: They have home games against the Patriots, Bills, Dolphins, Raiders, Chargers, Saints, Bucs and Jaguars, and road games against the Patriots, Bills, Dolphins, Broncos, Chiefs, Falcons, Panthers and Ravens.

    Among the captains Edwards sent out for the coin toss included WR Wayne Chrebet, who has almost certainly played his last game as a Jet, and perhaps as a pro. Chrebet could retire. . . .

    Jet NT Jason Ferguson had a sack against the Steelers last night. ... Jets are now 0-7 against Steelers in Pittsburgh and 2-16 all-time vs. Pittsburgh. ... Edwards, the coaches and players are all off today and will meet for the final time of the season tomorrow morning.


    Jets are looking at the last of their fourth starting punter in four years in Toby Gowin, who has been just short of awful. In the first half alone yesterday, he kicked two 32-yard punts and then a 34-yarder that was a touchback, good for a 14-yard net. Inexcusable.


    Moments before kickoff yesterday, Edwards and running backs coach Bishop Harris, who a week ago drew so much attention for their sideline shouting match in San Diego, gave each other an emphatic high five and a hug, wishing each other good luck in the game. . . .

    As expected, Quincy Carter, the Jets' backup QB, didn't make the trip so he could tend to his ailing mother in Georgia. Brooks Bollinger was elevated to the No. 2 spot and Ricky Ray was the emergency No. 3.

    [COLOR=orange] I doubt this means he's going to hang around, but at least there is a shot.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    The Bayou
    If we can somehow resign him, three years from now Lamont Jordan will be the face of the New York Jets.


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