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  1. Being new to the ways of the NFL, I am surprised that sacked GM's and coaches go away so quietly. For example, given all of the things thrown at our previous GM I am surprised he hasn't given his version of events and explained why he did certain things. Are they all given extra money to stay quiet and if so, is it for a certain amount of time?

  2. It’s easy to say that I should just leave and take my curse to another team but I now feel invested in this stupid team and this message board. Just look at the number of commenters who announce they are  leaving and then they come back. There is some serious voodoo that attaches itself to anyone who starts to follow this team. They get stuck. I have only followed them for one and a half seasons so I can’t even imagine the pain that most of you feel. Was there a time when the Jets were good and/or popular?

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  3. Reading all of the threads about sacking Adam Gase, it made me think how influential the coach in American football is compared to many other team ball sports. In Australia, where I live, the coach of the rugby league or rugby union team and soccer teams can send messages onto the field via runners etc but can't actually talk to the team and individual players until half time. In American football the coach can talk to the players constantly and tell them exactly what moves they have to make. In most sports I think the coach gets too much credit when the team wins and too much blame when the team loses.

    Have there been instances when an excellent team has carried an average coach to the Superbowl and times when an excellent coach has carried an average team?

  4. I apologise that my question isn’t really related to this topic but I didn’t think my question warranted its own thread. Being new to American football, I’ve been struck by how separate the defence and offence units seem to be. Do both units and the special teams spend much time together? Do the coaches of each unit spend much time talking or do they stick with their own people? Would a position coach on the offence be cranky if a defensive coach had an idea to improve one of the offensive players? 

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  5. When you put it like that then my choice does seem odd but I really do enjoy the banter and points on this board and appreciate the deep affection all of the posters have for the team. 

    I have seen the new uniforms and they look good to me. I have the advantage or disadvantage or not knowing the previous ones, so I don’t know what I don’t know. 

    My ignorance will help me for a while I think because I won’t be too aligned to a particular viewpoint. I will really feel like a Jets fan rather than an imposter when I develop firm views on aspects of the game and players and get outraged when others on this board can’t see what seems clear to me!

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