Tag:new york jets
Posted on: February 23, 2008 10:41 pm

The State of the Jets-My Thoughts




I myself haven't been alive as to see some of the new york Jets failures. I wasnt alive for some of our draft pick busts or the post-Joe Namath era. All I know is for a long time the jets have been a dysfunctional franchise. Whether its a combination of bad luck, bad draft picks, a bad front office, or just bad players, its safe to say that they've always been bad. They've also been for the past decade inconsistant.

Check out these numbers.


2002: 9-7

2003: 6-10

2004: 10-6

2005: 4-12

2006: 10-6

2007: 4-12

2008: ??-??

Here are the positives for this team as we head into the 2008 season.

  1. Darrelle Revis, David Harris, and Kerry Rhodes look to be part of our organization for a long time.
  2. Ditto for Nick Mangold and Leon Washington.
  3. The Jets will always have a loyal fanbase behind them.

Thats pretty much it. Not very good at all i must admit. Now for the negatives.

  1. The offensive line was horrible.
  2. Thomas Jones wasn't able to have the success we all hoped for, probably cause of that line i was talking about.
  3. Laveranues Coles is once again talking contract and i dont see how he'll be a jet next year. Or at least a happy jet.
  4. Jonathan Vilma, one time defensive rookie of the year and pro bowler, is now asking for a trade which means the end of a promising jets career that came to a bad end simply cause of systems.
  5. Our front office is now viewed as a stingy one that doesnt live up to promises (Pete Kendall, coles)
  6. We have some dead weight on this team.
  7. The QB situation is a mess.


Fans and experts are already counting us out. But based on the numbers above i wouldn't. At least not until the season begins.

Based on 2006 I feel that this front office is competent, I feel that Eric Mangini is still the right coach for us, and I feel that despite hard times, the important players have bought into mangini's ideals. What im worried about is now with the Patriots being the patriots, the Bills on the rise, and miami having the master of rebuilding with bill parcelss, if management doesn't make the right moves, we may be looking at last place this season. Hopefully not.

Posted on: January 23, 2008 12:15 pm

Memo to Mangini: You are not Bill Bellichick

And I dont want you to be a bill bellichick either. So stop acting like him.

In his time with the jets so far, to the media and fans he's acted like a pain in the ***. Like his mentor.

Very very VERY VERY vague on the injury reports (very). Recreating the Lawyer Milloy incident but this time with Pete Kendall.

All in all mangini gets an A for impersonating but an F for being himself. I along with many jets fans were willing to let that go cause of that first year. But now this awful year we had just makes him look really bad. Dude stop acting like you have to live up to somebody and just be yourself. Its ok to do that stuff when you're a superbowl contender but we're not. Right now we're not even winning record contendors at the moment.

Take this offseason to reflect.

Posted on: January 17, 2008 9:00 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2008 1:22 pm

THE NYJ season. Where did they go wrong?

I was one of many fans who were optomistic heading into the season. Of course to say i had extremely high hopes is not the case. While they had a surprising 10-6 year in 2006, that was partly due to an easy schedule plus a couple of breaks along the way. So i was cautiously optomistic.

However now i was definitly underwhelmed by that season. Where did it go wrong?

Well i have three possible answers for that.

  • We did not go after any of the free agents that we needed. We could have used Adalius Thomas and while i heard there was interest it was never really serious. The Nate Clements contract was rediculous so i dont blame them for going away from that route. We could have used some of the offensive lineman there rather than resign Clement whom i hate so much.
  • Brian Schottenheimer. Where did he go? Last year was great i loved this guy. This year, ughhhhhh he reminded me of Paul Hackett. SCHOTTY PLEASE COME BACK WE MISS YOU AND BADLY NEED YOU.
  • And last but prob most important, the Pete Kendall situation. 1 million dollars, 1 MILLION DOLLARS ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME. What would u rather have as a team? An extra million to add to your 28 milion under the cap. Or a solid left guard. I choose the guard. Well i hope tannenbaum and mangini learned from that and whatever they say in the public, i hope theyre kicking themselves in the nuts for not re-signing him.

I close my entry with this.




GO Jets

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