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Tannenbaum Gone

The Jets fired GM Tannenbaum. Woohoo!! That’s just the beginning.

Has there been a more dysfunctional team in the NFL over the past couple of seasons than the NY Jets? That’s a rhetorical question, because the answer is a resounding no. This franchise really has had no idea what it wants to do. The claim to be a ground and pound team, but they do not have a serviceable running back. The Jets have a defense first mentality, yet their defense seemed rather porous all season. (To stick up for the defense, the amount of turnovers committed by the offense inflated the statistics given up by this unit). You had a front office who was not on the same page with the head coach, an owner who only seems to care about making the front page of the newspapers, and a quarterback who seems to be regressing with each passing game.

The first two years of Rex Ryan’s Tenure the Jets did have a great defense. And yes, Sanchez won four playoff games. But both those years, Sanchez had a very good running game behind him. Without either of those, Sanchez has looked absolutely terrible. People will defend him saying he had no one to through to. This may be true. But he did plenty on his own to make himself look like crap. Sanchez needs to go. Shonn Greene has been pedestrian at best since becoming the Jets featured back. He was a good number two back, somewhat in the mold of Lamont Jordan, but can’t cut the mustard by himself. In the offseason the Jets only two real offensive additions were Stephen Hill, a wide receiver who can’t catch, and Tim Tebow, the most polarizing figure maybe in American sports who can’t play his position. Good job guys. Hill was their second round pick, and they gave up a fourth and a seventh for Tebow.

The Jets needed a free safety in the offseason because Eric Smith is hot garbage. So what did they do? They sign Yerimiah (don’t care if I spelled the name wrong) Bell and Laron Landry. BOTH OF THEM ARE STRONG SAFETIES!! Laron Landry can hit, but he’s a liability in coverage, and Bell is ok. Their outside linebackers have been subpar (age may be a factor there), and Bart Scott is not what he used to be.

To the best of my understanding Tannenbaum was making the personnel decisions and should be culpable for them. Firing him was the right move, but many more need to be made for this franchise not to be a laughing stock anymore.

Correction Yeremiah, and 4th and sixth for Tebow.

December 31, 2012 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

No Tebow Time in NY

Figure first day back should do a second blog, and since I live in NY, why not write about everyone’s favorite guy Tim Tebow haha. It really was a joke during the offseason that the Jets even traded for him at all for him during the offseason. It’s pretty clear that it was just a ploy by Woody Johnson to garner ticket sales. Sanchez is terrible, Tebow is worse. And to top it off, Tebow actually complained and refused to run the wildcat when he was passed over in a start for McElroy. For shame Timmy.

The Jets have many a problem, but their biggest one can clearly be pointed to the QB position. Yes Tebow is a good person, and a likeable figure, but he is not suited to play QB in the NFL. Both Tebow and Sanchez need to go, (even though Sanchez has a lot of money headed his way) and the Jets need to start rebuilding again from scratch. That is at least being true on the offensive side of the ball. Hopefully in a few years the Tebow catastrophe will be nothing but a distant memory.

December 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm 1 comment

Santonio Holmes Back in Green Next Year

The Jets have now made the decision to bring Santonio Holmes back next season. This is very interesting, especially since not only was he a cancer in the locker room last year, he also really did not produce very much. Holmes was the number one receiver on the team, and a captain, but he is not a deep threat in any way. Sure there are receivers who make careers out of being big, physical, possession targets, but Holmes is not that either. This guy has been given too much credit for that one catch in the Super Bowl. Granted that was an amazing catch, but so was the one by David Tyree, and he certainly is not obtaining any sort of contract. Holmes is a good receiver, not great, and he never was.

Him not being a great receiver coupled with the fact that he was an absolute cancer in the locker room is reason enough to cut him. Then after all the grief he apparently gave in the locker room, and the lack of production, Holmes decided to give a lack of effort? You have got to be kidding me. T.O., despite all his character flaws, played hard every time he was on the field, and was either the best or second best at his position almost every year. He still was run out-of-town by Philadelphia.

I do to a certain extent blame Rex Ryan for not gaining control of his locker room. Tom Coughliin would never have let any of the shenanigans take place in the Giants Locker Room. That being said, Rex still has made the Jets more relevant, despite a bad season, since Parcells was the head coach. It was also mind boggling at the end of the season, Mike Tannenbaum openly supported Santanio Holmes.

Santonio Holmes really does not deserve this, especially for the amount of money he is set to make. He should have remained with his super-classy QB Big Ben, to help keep the classiest tandem alive. Ben and him are terrible people.


February 10, 2012 at 12:44 am 7 comments

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