Haha, yes I do. That hope is definitely somewhat based in reality. Schotty was #2 in Tanny's head coaching search that year, and considered indispensable. Such a hire would not surprise me at all. Tannenbaum needs someone he trusts to fix his high-priced Tennehill.
Lol, remember when he denied reports that he was free-lancing too much earlier in the season? That he wasn't listening to his coaches? No way that was true. Only way this gets better is if Tanny hires Brian Schottenheimer as their next head coach.
Lol, like I said, I just wasn't thrilled with the move. I don't exactly have a strong opinion on the matter. If the Jets go on a winning streak, and Coples continues to underperform, then it'll look pretty genius. Obviously, that would be my preference.
Rex was loyal to a fault with his players, taking the heat for them in front of the press, and almost certainly coddling them too much in the locker room. It served him well his first two years, taking over for 'lil Il Duce, but not over time as the roster deteriorated (however large his role in that deterioration was). He got more out of year one of Idzik than could be expected, but with the second year of austerity he mailed it in. Winning a couple late games, seemingly, to pad his résumé. And the players were doing the same. Well before those wins, it was obvious that the team was in for a complete housekeeping, and they wanted to keep their jobs. The team Maccagnan and Bowles took over completely lacked direction. The players were used to being protected by their coach, and Ryan did too often seem satisfied with a "good loss," rather than demanding of a win. That is a culture that needs to be changed. We'll start to see how the cutting of Coples works to adjust that culture. I wasn't thrilled with the move. I think they could've gotten something for him in a trade over the offseason and, as the article states, the team can use as many picks/players as it can get. These last few weeks have been very disappointing, but I also knew the five takeaways a game of the first couple weeks wasn't sustainable. I still like Bowles overall. I like Maccagnan a lot. I'm looking forward to seeing them remake the team in their image.
Mangini's aberrational season was the one where Brett Favre told Brian Schottenheimer to **** off and ran the offense he wanted to run. The first two represented Mangini's projected win curve. Without Favre, Mangini wins negative one games in his last year.
I agree. It's obvious that Smith is currently playing with alligator arms. He has not adapted mentally to the league yet. They need to throw him shorter routes, screens, just to get his feet wet. Kid made some great catches in school. It's easy to want to lump him into the Jets second round bust pile, but hopefully they can just bring him along slowly and get hm going. Given Bowles' propensity for playing veterans, I'm still surprised that Kerley isn't out there more.
Mangini was terrible coach who won four games his second year. The only reason he did any better than that in his last year was Brett Favre. People who complained about the ground & pound, defense first mentality of Rex forget just how impossible the Jets were to watch those first two Mangini years. He coached scared every down. Almost every NFL head coach is afraid of being second guessed, but he took it to new levels. He doesn't belong on the sidelines. I don't buy into the myth that he'd be a great GM, either. That same conservativeness and fear led him to want to only draft Boy Scouts and choir boys. They were supposed to love football, too, but he was totally psyched out of that with Vernon Gholston when his estranged football daddy traded into the spot right behind him. I wouldn't give that man the final decision on the lunch order.