extending sanchez wasn't the mistake. Drafting him at 5 was the mistake. the extension was necessary, because of the old CBA contract he had. I know you guys like Laron Landry, well no Sanchez extension no Landry. No Pouha. The original sin was the draft pick. the extension was just a continuation of that mistake.
it's easy to say the extension sucked (and it did) but it was a move they had to make. the alternative of letting him play out his deal and make 10+ mil in salary was never a real option.
Boy imagine a world where the Jets went to Brett Favre's door step after hiring Rex, and told Brett your our guy we are not releasing you if you want to play football in 2009 it will be for the NY Jets. Here is our offer to you we want you back, we are/already did fire Brian Schottenheimer, you tell us what O-Coordinator you would like us to bring here for you, my guess is Brett chooses Tom Clements
, I don't know if GB would have granted Clements permission to talk with the Jets about taking over as their OC which would have been a step up from QB's coach, or if he would have been interested, I think if Favre was in the mix he would have to be. After the Jets get that squared away they go, and draft Hakeem Nicks at pick 17, and LeSean McCoy in the 2nd round with the pick they would have not given away for trading up in the 1st round, Favre decides to come back in 2010 again like he did with Minny, and then in the 2011 draft with their 1st overall pick, probably somewhere in the 20-32 range the Jets reach for their future QB, and draft Andy Dalton, or Colin Kaepernick, and the rest is history, and probably a really good history, good chance their could have been a SB celebration in 2009, or 2010 if Favre stays healthy, or heck 2.
Now that I think about it Tom Clements should be added to the list of HC canidates along with Darrell Bevell IMO, IF Rex is fired.