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  1. Not that easy my friend. You are now saying the teams were good, not great. Yet you opened with a statement about Herm inheriting a team that was Super Bowl ready. That was simply not the case.

    As far as your other points:

    If Belly signed me that year, he would have still won the SuperBowl. I mean look at who he had playing corner last year. So the fact that he took a bunch of ex Jets and won with them isn't a knock on Herm. It unfortunately proves how well Belly has done up there.

    Yes Herm's teams early in his tenure did start rough. This is his fault. Not sure where I ever wrote that Herm was without fault. He is a good coach. One who is getting better. He has made plenty of mistakes. As do all coaches. I thought Parcells walked on water. Then I say Leon Johnson float a ball into the end zone with the season on the line.

    2003 was a bad year. A real bad year. He didn't lose the team though. The results certainly were not there.

    I give Herm a B for last year. Hackett had to go. Look at the bigger picture. They were a few inches from the Championship game. But the team couldn't score. At all. Get rid of Hackett and hopefully fixz the scoring problem. Why stip the whole thing (fire Herm) when they were so close).

    The jury is still out on Herm. I am confident in him. I am confident that he will get the job done this year. If he fails this year that is another story. But the team was close last year. They are more talented this year. They have a better coaching staff this year. Let it play out. But to make a final decision on Herm now just makes no sense.

    C'mon Max. The team Herm inherited could have DEFINITELY gone to the SB. In August 2001, the Jets (missing the playoffs in '00 on a missed chip-shot FG) certainly showed more promise than the '00 5-11 Patriots. You make it sound like only a stroke of coaching genius brings a team that should've been 10-6 (at least) to the big dance.

    LAST year there's no excuse for Herm retaining Hackett as the OC. Why bring that up? Because LAST year we had a schedule worth salivating over, particularly to start the season.

    Herm gets his players "ready to play" all the time? If it's only sometimes he's no "master" at motivating. I submit:

    2001 - We start out totally flat. Somehow, the Jets find themselves at 9-5 fighting for a playoff spot & luckily draw the Bills before the belated rescheduling of the Oakland game. Buffalo (then 2-12) had one win in their past 9 games...a 1-point victory against the 1-15 Panthers. Our "motivated" crew loses 14-9 against a severely overmatched Bills squad. In the season finale, John Hall improbably nails a 51-yarder as time expires. Jets go to the playoffs.

    2002 - Despite a horrible start (there's that motivation to begin the season), we manage to get our sht together. Three games left. We get a lucky break having a game vs the (then) 3-10 Bears before drawing the SB champs & Green Bay. Our motivated crew gets spanked 20-13 while the Bears are playing for draft position & we're playing for our lives. Ends in a 3-way tie-breaker which we won. Jets win the division & go to the playoffs.

    2003 - There's just too much here that's already been stated. Suffice to say, we were a better team personnel-wise than our 6-10 record demonstrated.

    2004 - Again, we're in the playoff hunt late in the season. Started 5-0 playing a bunch of nobodies. Then went 4-5 over the next 9. The team laid down with their bellies exposed like my dog when she wants a tummy-rub vs NE. Still, we somehow are still in control of our own fate. We get the 7-8 Rams in the final game, who'd only just gotten smoked by the friggin' Cardinals two weeks earlier. We don't pull it out. Miraculously, Buffalo gets spanked by Pittsburgh's 2nd-teamers & we go to the playoffs.

    I'd say this MASTER MOTIVATOR stuff is blown way out of proportion when we play like crap against crappy teams late in the season.

  2. And nobody buy Herm made that decision? The running back coach? The OC?

    Again, your powers of hindsight and fortune telling are powerful.

    What IF Lamont had gone in and fumbled the ball? That would be Herms fault to right?

    Please, with a defense like that you give it to the most sure handed RB you have.

    BZ

    That's the way to do it! The team that went 15-1. We're playing in their house. Don't try to take a chance to win the game &/or possibly catch one of the league's premiere teams off-guard. Keep handing to the guy who's getting 3 yards with no home-run threat & keep doing it over & over. We play not to lose here in Hermie's Huddle. That's the way to do it!

  3. Pro-Herm guys:

    Just explain this one thing to me:

    The OC, DC, and HC have a body of work between 2001 and 2004; the OC and DC, were judged (rightfully so) undeserving of retaining their positions, and were fired.

    Herm gets an extension and a raise.

    I don't get that.

    AMEN =D>=D>=D>

  4. I heard this one back in late spring, 2001:

    Bradway was in the hospital getting a gerbil removed from his rectum. His lover, Herm, was the one who put it there after a late night of kinky shenanigans. Curtis Martin drove them to the hospital & even has pictures.

    Since then, Martin has been holding all the cards, which he uses as blackmail to keep Herm around as HC & force him to give him as many carries as he wants. No other explanation for his tolerance of Herm after playing for Parcells, a winner of two superbowls who took Martin to two championship games & a superbowl (and said coach's disciple has since won three himself).

  5. Go look at the past Super Bowl winners in the past decade, nearly everyone of them carried a "weak" schedule. Does that take away from what they did?

    The Bills had the same schedule as us nearly and everyone was riding their jock, but when the Jets do well vs. an inferior schedule it's only because they faced lesser competition. That's complete bullsh*t.

    I'll go deeper with this schedule non-sense if you'd really like but you won't win so I wouldn't pursue it further.

    First off, I couldn't agree more with you about Buffalo last year. (Of course, when WE lose to them, it was against "stiff competition" by the league's late-season darling. The difference with those SB winners is that they also beat GOOD teams (not the least of which was the opposing conference champion). We lose to these teams. Blame always gets pawned off on those without H.E. as their initials: Vinny, Chad, Carter, Jordan, Conway, Moss, Becht, Cotrell, Hackett, Curl, Hall, Brien. It's always someone else's fault. Herm's supporters love to give him credit for the wins but when his idiocy results in losses, it's "Hey, the coach can't go out there and make the plays for them."

  6. His blind supporters consider the playoffs to be an accomplishment. Hey, if we'd had nothing but losing seasons for the past bunch of years, then it IS an accomplishment. But we hadn't had a loser since '96. This franchise was plenty turned-around well before his previous boss was fired.

    Herm is a fool. He is incompetent. He is just flat-out dumb. The confused look he always has on the sidelines is because he IS confused.

    yet when the offense is chipping away penalty free or the defense is on fire, then suddenly he has no confused look.

    your logic is flawed. you say that the team has been turned around since 96. 96 is a LONG time ago. this isnt that team, its herms team so whats your point

    according to your logic, since we are now turned around as you say we can hire limolady as head coach and jetgirl as defensive coordinator and we would still be competetive, becuase we are turned around

    im not buying it. when there smoke there always fire. herm has to be a part of the goodness. what we as fans see of him on tv rah rah is a grain of sand on the beach. the players do respect him and they are pretty diciplined. sorry charley

    The point is that merely making the playoffs & then squandering the opportunity is not something that gets me all warm & fuzzy inside. I want to see a winner; not a team that beats up on weaklings & then folds in the playoffs. We should've blown SD & Pit away last year. Herm watched sh*ttenheimer blow the game at the end & then repeated that mistake himself 1 week later. Herm is stupid.

    Who exactly did we beat last year, in Herm's marquis year?

    CIN in Carson Palmer's first game (and we almost blew it)

    SD when they still sucked my left one (and we almost blew it)

    MIA (twice) who didn't get win #2 until week 12

    BUF then 0-3 (at home, by two whole points)

    SF who were well on their way to a 2-14 season

    CLE and their stellar 4-12 team

    ARI who also managed to lose to the 49ers

    TEX 7-9, 1-3 in their previous 4 games

    SEA who hadn't beaten anyone impressive themselves

    SD (playoffs) though our "penalty-free" team got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on what should've been the final play of the game giving all of us flashbacks to the '86 season. Also took SD missing a FG in OT.

    Impressive? Elite? Hardly. Our team was far better than all of those teams we beat. Mike Tice (who is actually worse and dumber than Herm) could've gotten 9-10 wins with this team.

  7. I'm sick of that "what's that smell" look that he has on the sidelines whenever he's caught on camera. It's like someone got lucky with limolady and made Herm smell his finger the next morning.

    Classic =D>

    Look, I have no choice but to "support" Herm this year b/c I support the Jets. But Herm is a friggin' clown in people clothing (well, usually he wears people clothing; sometimes he does donn his clown outfits). I have seen nothing other than sideline hand-clapping & confusion from him on the sideline. No talking into his headset coming up with ideas like every other coach. The only "ideas" he's had are firing his own hand-picked people after WAY too long to prevent his own dismissal, implementing BOTH offensive AND defensive schemes that didn't fit the team he had, and moving his weak-legged kicker (who'd just missed a long FG) BACK two yds with the season on the line.

    He gets credit for every win & takes no flack for any loss. The guy gets a pass too often for being a first-time HC. Frankly, the perfect job for Herm is the position he had with Tampa Bay: Assistant Head Coach. THERE, you can use a rah-rah guy who doesn't need to know much. But when you hear stupidity coming from any of your coordinators, you need to be able to take the reins & overrule them. Herm never did that. He just let them do their stuff & "we'll get 'em next year" becomes his apologists' mantra while another season is squandered.

    His blind supporters consider the playoffs to be an accomplishment. Hey, if we'd had nothing but losing seasons for the past bunch of years, then it IS an accomplishment. But we hadn't had a loser since '96. This franchise was plenty turned-around well before his previous boss was fired.

    Herm is a fool. He is incompetent. He is just flat-out dumb. The confused look he always has on the sidelines is because he IS confused. Take that "master motivator" & "master delegator" crap & shove it. This team needs coaching, not cheerleading & delegating responsibilities that are supposed to be your own.

    Hopefully, with three top-notch coordinators & a roster full of talent, his cheerleading will be enough while the true professionals do their work. If not, he should be shown the door that never should've been opened to him in the first place.

  8. Look, I'm as happy as the next guy that we replaced Moss with Coles, but in no way is Coles faster than Moss with pads on. WithOUT pads, Coles is faster than Moss (or at least used to be when he had more than 9 good toes).

    Also, a lot of the reason Moss went out of bounds was b/c Hackett thought the fade pattern was the only way to use Moss as a WR. His momentum was already taking him there. Hate to say it, but lots of times when Moss was open down the field, Chad just didn't throw it to him; instead opting for his safety-valve.

    Regardless, the overall package is better, with the exception of Blaylock for Jordan, but we never used him anyway. Faster, slower, whatever. It's better. Only thing better last year was our cake schedule.

  9. Don't think the Jets can really worry about 2006 right now. Figure the Pats regroup form Weis and Crennel leaving; Lohsman has a year under his belt and Saban gets the Fins hosue in order-all in 2006.Get the best squad on the field in 2005 and go for it. As big a toolbag as he may be, Abraham is talented. he might even be better on what amounts to a 1-year make good contract.

    Yes, it's a dangerous precedent. But Abraham either performs up to a stellar contract and the Jets rewards him or someone else does so, and they apply the cap savings to replace him or to other spots in their 2006 roster, or he sheets the bed again in which case no team including the jets is giving Abraham $ 8 million for 2006. And I doubt any team is ever giving this guy a max long-term deal with the way he's treated Edwards and the Jets anyway.

    Except maybe the Redskins.

  10. Think that we plan on using an $8M franchise tag on Abe next year (20% increase over this year's $6.7M)? If he plays 16 games they'll want to lock him up; if he doesn't they shouldn't want to spend $8M on him for one year. Then again, just because there were no takers this year to get a 1st-rounder or more for Abe's rights doesn't mean there won't be one next year. But it would set a dangerous precedent league-wide, where agents would want to put language in every high-profile player's contract that they won't be franchised at the end of the contract. Or that anyone signing a franchise contract would want it in writing that it's a one-shot deal.

  11. shane and all other herm haters:

    the end of your article is laughable. herm is the HC, he is the one ultimately accountable for the teams record. to say that dinger and hendu are in charge is flat out wrong.

    if the team has a great year you will give all the credit to hendu/dinger - if they fail, it will be herm's fault. you can't have it both ways. herm's style of coaching is different, he is like a CEO.

    do you think Jack Welch could have assembled a dishwasher?

    herm is there to organize, sign-off on gameplans, evaluate personnel, and like any CEO make decisions. i gaurantee you that herm is involved in the gameplanning process, just b/c he doesn't call the plays does make him an absentee coach. too much if made of this 'master-motivator' crap. yes, herm motivates multi-millionaires to play hard, but that is just a portion of what he does and may not do that any better than anyone else.

    herm is a good coach in this league, not a great coach but good. he hopefully is on his way to being great but that like the all other things takes time. to date - herm has a better record in his first 4 years than BB, so give credit where it is due.

    Like that's any different to his blind supporters blaming everyone and everything under the sun except for Herm himself.

    Chad's shoulder, Chad's wrist;

    bad coordinator Hacket, bad coordinator Cotrell;

    Martin's ankles, Jordan's "attitude";

    slow linebackers, young/raw linebackers;

    slow safeties, young/raw safeties

    overrated RT, inexperienced RT (coming soon);

    If Herm was capable of dictating ANY gameplan at all, on offense OR defense (other than his full-time cover-2 scheme without the personnel for it), less credit would go to the coordinators who righted the ship.

    I love how Herm is now not only on a coaching par with Bill Belichick, but is on a CEO-par with Jack friggin' Welch as well.

  12. I saw that little PR special. He should be ashamed of himself, exploiting poor youth for his own image & publicity. This was obviously done to take the spotlight off his hideous coaching of our beloved Jets. All that was missing was the computer-generated halo above his head. What a transparent sham. This is a new low for the human race. God I hate that friggin' scumbag.

  13. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2108950

    Kraft lauds Pioli's work on Super Bowl teams

    Associated Press

    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Scott Pioli, who helped build the New England Patriots teams that have won three of the last four Super Bowls, has agreed to a contract extension as the team's vice president of player personnel.

    Terms of the extension that will keep Pioli with the Patriots were not disclosed.

    Robert Kraft, the Patriots' chairman and chief executive, said Pioli "has done a tremendous job managing our personnel department and overseeing the draft for us."

    Pioli, 40, joined the Patriots in 2000 along with coach Bill Belichick. The team won a Super Bowl title in Pioli's and Belichick's second season in New England. Since that victory, the team has repeated as Super Bowl champs two more times, including this year's 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

    This year's win marked the first time in NFL history that a head coach and a personnel director had celebrated three Super Bowl titles in four years together, the Patriots said.

    After the 2003 season, Pioli became the youngest person ever to earn the NFL Executive of the Year honors when he won at the age of 39. He won the award again in 2004.

    His success has made him one of the most desirable candidates for vacant executive jobs around the NFL and several teams looking for new general managers have approached him. Pioli had always said he would not consider another job until his contract with the Patriots had expired.

    Before the extension, it was due to run out after the 2006 season.

  14. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2108950

    Kraft lauds Pioli's work on Super Bowl teams

    Associated Press

    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Scott Pioli, who helped build the New England Patriots teams that have won three of the last four Super Bowls, has agreed to a contract extension as the team's vice president of player personnel.

    Terms of the extension that will keep Pioli with the Patriots were not disclosed.

    Robert Kraft, the Patriots' chairman and chief executive, said Pioli "has done a tremendous job managing our personnel department and overseeing the draft for us."

    Pioli, 40, joined the Patriots in 2000 along with coach Bill Belichick. The team won a Super Bowl title in Pioli's and Belichick's second season in New England. Since that victory, the team has repeated as Super Bowl champs two more times, including this year's 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

    This year's win marked the first time in NFL history that a head coach and a personnel director had celebrated three Super Bowl titles in four years together, the Patriots said.

    After the 2003 season, Pioli became the youngest person ever to earn the NFL Executive of the Year honors when he won at the age of 39. He won the award again in 2004.

    His success has made him one of the most desirable candidates for vacant executive jobs around the NFL and several teams looking for new general managers have approached him. Pioli had always said he would not consider another job until his contract with the Patriots had expired.

    Before the extension, it was due to run out after the 2006 season.

  15. well, maybe he meant to say 'carried the team TO the post season'

    which would still be incorrect, since Curtis wasn't on the defense

    Most accurate would've been "Curtis Martin rode the defense to the post season" since keeping the opp's score down was the only thing that allowed him to get all those carries.

  16. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SPORT/07/06/singapore.olympics/index.html

    (CNN) -- London will host the 2012 Summer Games, members of the International Olympic Committee have decided.

    IOC president Jacques Rogge made the announcement after IOC members eliminated Paris in the fourth and final round of secret voting Wednesday in Singapore.

    "The International Olympic Committee has the honor of announcing that the Games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of London," Rogge declared after opening a sealed envelope containing the result.

    Thousands of people in London's Trafalgar Square cheered as they watched the announcement on giant TV screens.

    In the French capital, groans of disappointment swept through a crowd of thousands gathered at Paris Town Hall.

    Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated in the first three rounds of voting respectively.

    The decision followed a final, furious lobbying effort by an elite "who's who" of politicians and athletes at the IOC's annual meeting.

    Among the dignitaries who traveled to Singapore to lobby IOC members were French President Jacques Chirac, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Queen Sofia of Spain and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.

    The five cities bidding to host the 2012 Summer Games delivered their final presentations ahead of the vote.

    London used royalty to get its message across, with Princess Anne kicking off the city's one-hour presentation with a message from Queen Elizabeth II.

    "I've been impressed by the way everyone has united behind London's bid. As a country we share a passion for sport," the queen's message said, according to Reuters.

    Blair, who held a string of meetings with IOC delegates before flying home to host the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland this weekend, underlined London's message Wednesday with a pre-recorded video clip.

    "Our vision is to see millions of young people participate in sport and improve their lives. London has the power to make this happen," Reuters quoted Blair as saying.

    London also used the star power of David Beckham, one of the world's most famous soccer players, and Olympic gold medalist and bid chairman Sebastian Coe.

    Chirac spoke passionately to the IOC, saying, "The heart of Paris and the heart of France are beating in unison in the hope of becoming Olympic host in 2012," The Associated Press reported.

    "You can put your trust and faith in France, you can trust the French, you can trust us."

    Paris also utilized the talents of actress Catherine Deneuve and French singer Johnny Halliday to highlight the wonders of Paris.

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and bid leader Dan Doctoroff used New York's readiness and its multicultural traditions to woo judges.

    Bloomberg reminded the IOC of the city's recovery from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    "In our city's darkest hour, we asked ourselves, can we recover?" AP quoted him as saying. "New Yorkers stood up then and said, 'Yes, we can recover, we will rebuild and we must continue to welcome everyone. That spirit will be given to your Games."

    U.S. President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton spoke in prerecorded video messages, AP said.

    New York's delegation also included U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Peter Ueberroth and a host of decorated Olympians, including Muhammad Ali, Nadia Comaneci, Ian Thorpe, Janet Evans and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's live video clip -- delivered in English -- urged the IOC to grasp a "unique and truly historic opportunity" by selecting Moscow, Reuters said.

    "Moscow is a meeting place of cultures. Moscow is perfectly suited to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games," he said.

    Russian swimming great Alexander Popov added: "If we can convince you to take this historic opportunity today, together we can change the world tomorrow."

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Queen Sofie pressed Madrid's case.

    "The whole Spanish royal family is convinced that Madrid fully meets the conditions to offer to the world the best Olympic Games," AP quoted the queen as saying.

    Responding to questions from delegates, Madrid officials downplayed threats from the Basque extremist group ETA.

    "Absolute security is assured," AP quoted Zapatero as saying.

    "It's our main priority. Those who have tried to attack our candidacy will see that this is something that is doomed to disappear in Madrid and all of Spain."

    Voting procedure

    Voting has gone to four ballots in four of the last five votes to pick a host for the Summer Games. The only exception was in 2001, when Beijing was selected for the 2008 Olympics on just the second ballot.

    Among the candidate cities, Paris has hosted the Olympics twice, but not since 1924. London, too, has twice played host, but not since 1948.

    New York and Madrid have never hosted an Olympic Games, though the United States and Spain both hosted the international sporting event during the previous decade (Atlanta in 1996 and Barcelona in 1992.)

    Moscow was the host for the 1980 Olympics, but those Games were boycotted by the United States and a number of other countries in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

    London's bid was recently boosted by a survey of the world's top sports officials who favored its efforts over those of Paris.

    The survey, by the Web site Sportcal.com, found there was little to choose between the bids technically.

    "London received the strongest backing, partly on the basis that its presentations were thought to be the most professional of the five bidding cities," said the Web site.

    The London-based site surveyed the secretaries general of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and international sports federations by telephone and e-mail over the past two weeks.

    The officials were asked which of the contenders they favored and why.

    "Of almost 70 NOCs and federations surveyed, London's bid was the clear leader ... with 44 percent of respondents backing its bid, compared with 29 percent backing for Paris, 10 percent each for Madrid and New York and 7 percent for Moscow," Sportcal.com said in a statement.

    "London received the backing of 31 percent of the federations, compared to Paris's 28 percent, New York's 19 percent and 11 percent backing for ... Madrid and Moscow."

    As the clock counted down to the final vote, the lobby at the Raffles City Convention Center, the venue for the vote, was crammed with representatives of the bidding cities as they made their last-minute appeals.

  17. sometimes the sheer stupidity of men on this board astounds me. I guess men cant know anything about raising children because they dont give birth to them? I think there was a whole long thread on this topic so i won't start again... it is not like me to go off topic anyway! :mrgreen:

    Again, Awesome Job Garb!

    Who's the more stupid: the stupid or those who follow them?

    There are obvious exceptions to the general rule. This is what makes it a general rule and not an absolute rule. But the general rule still stands:

    Most women know as much about the fine details of football as I know about the fine details of tampon insertion.

  18. Look, we all know there are many knowledgeable females when it comes to football. The gripe that the guys are beating around the bush with (had to stick that phrase in) is that your article takes the position that these knowledgeable female football fans are the norm rather than the exception. Case in point, the "Gridiron Girlie" - most women don't express a differing opinion because most don't HAVE one.

    Since football is a passion of yours, it is understandably difficult for you to except that you (and whichever friends of yours you are referring to) are the exception I speak of. The reality: most women know next to nothing about football. You do. Deal with it.

  19. Where's Bledsoe? Tuna's going to have him heave the pigskin >500x this year. Even Vinny with his 17/20 TD/INT ratio finished top-20 last year. That was with Glenn injured & Bryant/Morgan swapping teams mid-season & their O-line should be better.

    Guys like Brooks & Vick are two guys to keep away from. They get a couple of games that pad their year-end stats. Along the way they'll lose multiple weeks for you & just when you bench 'em they'll have a big game. But by year's end, if healthy for a full season they'll both look like top-10 studs.

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