The New York Jets have pissed off a ton of people. My twitter timeline is going bananas. I see tweets of fans leaving the Jets, like saying they are no longer fans and then they pick a new team. I see vile things being said directly to accounts of fans, players and just no one in general but to vent.
So how am I feeling about this team? I’m frustrated but believe it or not, there is life after the Jets. Because this is a Jets blog, and I’m considered a super fan, I’ll keep the topic to the Jets but my point is, I turned off the television last night went to bed, and now I’m enjoying my family. There is life after the Jets, I hope you know that.
So now, sticking with the Jets, it is clear that this team is at an all time low. This isn’t a playoff team. This isn’t a good team. We are looking at one of the worst teams in the league right now. Hey that happens and I think die-hard fans know this feeling all too well.
I gave it some thought this morning about what went wrong (for the entire season) and here are my thoughts:
Rex is and has always been considered a players coach. The problem with a player coach is that the players get too comfortable and in Rex’s case, he never likes to say anything to hurt their feelings. You can mess up all you want and you will never lose your job. Rex simply wants to be liked by all and as a head coach, you can’t do that. He is a great defensive coordinator. It’s apparent to me now that’s all he is.
I could dedicate a blog on the failures of Mike Tannenbaum and is inability to load up on talent. It’s clear to me that the Jets rode the coat tails of the Mangini regime in 09′ and 10′. Now that their regime is kicking in, you can see they have no clue on how to build a team.
Woody Johnson views this football team as a product. Simply put, he’s a business man and he is trying to get his maximum return on his investment. Unfortunately for the fans, we have to put up top dollar on tickets and PSLs for this product. I hear fans saying we should boycott the games, but the people who bought the tickets already can’t just not go, or at least that’s how I feel. I already spent top dollar and I’d rather go to the game than sit home and eat those tickets. Maybe I’m in the minority.
I think I could take the team losing if everyone would take accountability. Noting grinds my gears more than when I hear the same thing being said about the poor play. Just admit you stink. It always seems that the Jets were given a script and they keep replaying the same scene.
Change. You’ve heard the phrase of the definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The Jets are going insane. Be it now or at the end of the season, I see a big change coming. Someone or many need to get fired and it needs to come from Woody. He needs to unleash his wrath if he wants to continue to get fans support and be taken seriously. I’ll have more respect from Woody if he fires someone NOW.