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Everything posted by rex-n-effect

  1. JFC not every person who is socially awkward, especially in a public setting, or has unusual personality quirks is "on the spectrum." Sometimes people just express nervousness or anxiety in different ways.
  2. I don't think any of the HC options were stellar but Gase probably represents the best mix of what the Jets need in a head coach right now, at least to try to get on the right track. He has HC experience, he knows enough people in the NFL to put together a coaching staff, he comes from the offensive side of the ball, he has a track record of getting a lot out of a QB and he knows the division. He wasn't great in Miami but still leaps and bounds better than Bowles. The big question for me is if he can help steer Macc to make better draft picks and build a better vision for the roster--especially if he can push Macc to work heavily on the OL. It's January. I'd rather be optimistic now and find something better to do with my time on Sundays in the fall if I'm wrong than whine all year before the guy even has a chance to put work into the team.
  3. I'm not counting on anything until the ink is dry on a contract but we've lucked into a situation where the team can justifiably unload a bad HC and there are better options on the board who at least seem interested to interview and hear the pitch. It's not the same situation a few months ago when people were calling for dumping Bowles mid-season and the alternatives weren't out there. If you believe the top HC candidates are even considering the Jets because of the QB prospect and cap space then you at least have to give Macc some credit for creating both those conditions.
  4. I don't know why people go through so much agony over somebody making a prediction in the media. It's very likely Garafolo has zero actual knowledge of decisions within the Jets organization. At best he is repeating what McCarthy's agent is spreading to generate interest in McCarthy. It's just another example of sports media throwing out predictions knowing there are no consequences if the guess is wrong.
  5. If Bowles is back I'll plan on doing a lot of the same thing I have this season: do other things on Sunday afternoons.
  6. Love seeing the fire everybody hire new/draft new prospects responses with no idea how you're going to take a team with a reputation for poor management and convince people to come here. If we could have hired a GM or coach with a better track record we would have in 2015.
  7. I'm not in love with Bates either but somebody near the top of the coaching staff needs to fill the role for the remaining games. I'd rather have Bates or Boyer or maybe Caldwell take over before Kacy Rodgers. Not really a great option to install as an interim on this staff.
  8. This only makes sense if there is a coordinated effort to tank the rest of the season for next year's draft but that only makes sense if Bowles has 100% confidence he's back next year. If he's playing McCown because he thinks that will win games and maybe save his job then the team might as well cut Bowles now and give Bates a test run at interim HC.
  9. McCown last year did the same thing as Fitz his first year here. Came in expecting to be a backup, ended up with the starting position and played to his maximum potential. Second year came back for more money and didn't feel the fear that every game might be his last in the league and played as poorly as usual. I get why teams pick up guys at the end of their careers to be backups, especially with young starters, but FFS let's just fish out another younger guy who can play backup consistently and not think he deserves starter cash.
  10. Zero chance McDaniels wants to come here and honestly I can't understand why anybody would want him to come here even if he would. He's been awful in his experiences away from NE. I don't know how much credit he deserves for building the offensive scheme around Brady but building an offense around a HOF QB is not the same as building an offensive scheme around a team with a worse roster and a young QB. In McDaniels's other experiences away from Brady he has not done particularly well. McDaniels is undoubtedly next in line in NE unless Belichick and Kraft have such a falling out that Kraft decides he needs to wipe out the entire coaching staff. Hard to see that one happening.
  11. Our roster plus coaching definitely equates to the team's record. The roster has a lot of problems but the coaching is leading the roster to underperform.
  12. If the NFL wanted a team out of NY it would have moved the Jets or Giants out of NYC when the new stadium was built. If the NFL really wanted a team to go to London it would have pushed for one of the teams that recently moved to go there. After all, we now have two teams in LA which has always struggled to support one NFL team, let alone two. It could have made the Raiders a London team as well.
  13. This is just taking a small, obvious probability and inflating it into otherwise baseless speculation. If Macc remains and Bowles is canned then it's extremely probable the GM is going to have a lot of input and involvement in the search. We don't really know if that means the next coach will answer to the GM or who will make the final say.
  14. Not sure this is unspoken or an unobvious issue. Any HC candidate looking at a team keeping the GM has to wonder whether his fate is tied to the GM. That's going to be an issue addressed with any serious candidate. Nobody even worth minimal consideration as a head coach would not think about this. There's no way for us looking in from the outside to know what kind of assurances will be made or how keeping the HC detatched from the GM might secure the HC's job in the minds of the Johnsons. We don't even know how hot Macc's seat might really be. This is all empty speculation. Sure, some candidates inevitably will have reservations about taking an HC position that isn't tied to a GM or because they think Macc is on his way out. That's not a revelation.
  15. Firing a coach mid-season makes sense if you want to give somebody else on the coaching staff a test drive at a promotion or you feel very confident you will hire a better head coach in the following offseason. Otherwise blindly firing the head coach mid-season means you might end up stuck hiring a coach that is as bad or worse. You might as well just let the season finish tanking, take advantage of the high draft picks and quietly begin searching for a new head coach. If you think the team will dump both HC and GM then they really have to start searching out a new GM and ideally let him decide if he wants to promote any coach on the current staff or conduct an external search. Hopefully Macc and Chris Johnson are at least talking to potential replacements for Bowles.
  16. No, for several reasons. He's surrounded by bad offensive players and poor coaching. He can't be held responsible for that. He's a young QB who had a lot of these same problems in college. It's going to take time to work that out. He's a rookie and lots of great QBs had terrible first years. It was a bad game and sometimes good players have bad games.
  17. I didn't say anything about the length of the contracts but good job arguing with yourself I guess.
  18. Macc has shown improvement in signing contracts that don't anchor the team to junk players on oversized paychecks and making increasingly better trade deals. His talent selection has not been great. He's not completely responsible for poor FA acquisitions. As we saw with Cousins when he went and offered everything good players asked for they still didn't want to sign with us. Macc tries to get players but they don't want to come here. He's avoided (more recently) signing lousy FAs on bad contracts which is part of why the roster is thin but signing garbage players for long deals isn't any better. Players don't want to come here because we've had almost a decade of poor performance, bad coaching and a bad roster. Macc can't help what came before him and he can't control Bowles in any manner. Macc has to do a better job drafting. We need good young players on the roster which will attract better FAs. Macc is doing better with each draft but not well enough for the hole he's in. I'd like to see him bring in some help in that department. Until we can consistently draft well the Jets will always cycle through having bad years. You look at teams that fall into the pit of being terrible year after year. There's no break in the cycle until the team gets good at drafting or, apparently, hires Parcells.
  19. I think he knew he wanted to go to Minnesota from the start and would have used any team that came up to his number as leverage to sign the deal he wanted with the Vikings. The video doesn't bother me at all. I mean, it's not like reports of the contract and offers weren't already out there. Contract values and offers are discussed publicly all the time. This isn't your neighbor climbing over the fence to tell you how much money he made this year.
  20. I'm sure he had the conversation before signing on that he would tear down and rebuild the team. He can't be judged on the first year's performance through a tear down. I'm not sure I agree with how he is tearing down the team but I'm not privy to the inner activity of the team or his larger plan.
  21. Very little probability Macc gets fired at the end of this season. He moved into a draft position to take what everybody considers our franchise QB for the next two decades. If you fire him right after that then by what standard can any future GM think his performance might secure his job? You'll end up with somebody worse or at best somebody no better but expecting more job guarantee. Some probability Bowles gets fired. I think Chris Johnson is honest that he will judge the team's progress but unless the team has a horrible collapse or shows zero improvement then I think Bowles gets another year. If Bowles is fired then there's a question of who will come here and replace him. Remember, we were not a very desirable location when Rex was fired. If Macc gets to choose the next HC then candidates also have to worry about their job security being tied to Macc. We could easily end up with another Bowles--or worse.
  22. Holy sh*t how bad did they mess up your order? Also, you're right. Woody is never selling the team unless forced to by financial problems.

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