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Posts posted by gangreenman

  1. I disagree with much of your post.

    Yes, he had a very good, albeit lucky, first two seasons.

    That said, he made the most of the luck, without winning a SB, which I do give him credit for.

    I think Rex has some potential to be a good coach, but I am very concerned that in year 4 he still does not get a few very fundamental things.

    If they bring in a true GM, and completely strip personnel power from Rex and let him focus on coaching, I would not be upset if they give him a year or two to see what he is.

    If they leave him in the role he is in now, which is setting the direction of the franchise, from strategy to personnel, I think it will be a huge failure that will end terribly and set us back 5 extra years.

    Has he gotten lucky a few games? Yes. Who hasn't?

    The point is, even in bad situations, he has always had the team in a position to get lucky. His first two years it worked out, and, as you said, he took advantage of it. Last year the ball bounced the opposite way a few too many times and we found ourselves at 8-8 and out of the postseason.

    As for this year, who really can tell? When we were healthy (Week 1) we steamrolled a decent team in the Bills. We play in Pitt without Revis and Keller, and get beat bad... We go to Miami, without Keller...Lose Hill for the game, lose Revis for the season, have a bunch of other players dinged up, find a way to win an ugly one. We play SF at home minus Revis, Keller, Hill, and lose Holmes for the season... And get rocked.

    Since Week 1 Sanchez has been under 50% completion in each of the last three games, the running game has sucked, the run d has been porous, and the team is extremely banged up.... Yet we're still 2-2 and control our own destiny. Just to compare, the packers have an elite talent QB, are relatively healthy, and are off to an 0-4 start.

  2. And lets not leave out the drunk driver! (rex) And the drunk passenger (Tony S)

    I like Rex. I really think he is a great football coach, and will win at least one Super Bowl, if not with the Jets, then with someone else... Players love playing for him, he knows his x's and o's, and has shown that he is willing to adjust when things aren't working. Rex's biggest flaw IMO is that he is too loyal. He doesn't talk his players up and all that just to get more guys to like him, he does it because he really puts his full confidence in all of his players and trusts them to go on the field and prove him right. Its also why he kept Schotty on as his OC for probably 2 years too long...And why he is reluctant to take def. play calling away from Pettine.

    He is the best coach the Jets have ever had since I've become a fan (including Parcells). He took a team, starting a rookie QB with little college playing experience to back to back AFCCG, as a wild card team, playing all of its games on the road. And did it for a franchise that had won 4 playoff games in the 11 year span leading up to him being hired. He's also admitted to being wrong on numerous occasions, has never thrown a player under the bus, and has stated publicly that he still has a lot to learn.

    As badly as this season is going, firing Rex would be one of the worst moves in the history of this franchise. Take that to the bank.

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  3. I don't think I said that, but to that analogy, if you have a decent engine, but a bad starter, and crap wheels, you will have a crap car.

    Hell, take a great engine, put it in a car with bad breaks, bad wheels, and crap suspension and you will have a crap car.

    Now, take a decent engine, put it in a car with great wheels, great suspension, you will have a pretty nice ride.

    I would totally say "jinx" if not for the fact that I said it like 10 minutes before you.

  4. you said it yourself if you have a car and the engine is crap it doesn't matter how great the suspension is or how comfortable the seats are. the internal combustion engine IS the car.

    Yeah but if the engine is serviceable and the battery is shot...Car still doesn't turn on. Other parts are needed in order for the operation to run smoothly, or even run at all. For starters, as I previously mentioned, being without your top 3 receivers hurts both the QB and the OL, thus also destroying the running game. All three of those unable to provide a spark, the defense, also without it's best player, is left on too long, acquires too many miles, and runs out of gas and needs replacement parts.

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  5. Just saying.

    We got our asses kicked on Sunday. We're playing an undefeated team in primetime. The whole world is calling us dead, including all of us fans. Not only is this a game we will win, but we will do so convincingly. Like 35-7 convincingly, with at least 3 td's for Mark. This is the Jets we're talking about, guys. If there's one thing Ive learned to expect with this team, its the opposite of what Im supposed to expect.

  6. To be completely fair guys, the Jets on offense are without their top 3 receiving threats. Kinda hard to prevent defenses from stacking 8+ in the box and blitzing 6+ every down when you're lining up Kerley, Schillens, and Cumberland as your primary receivers. Unless your QB is Tom Brady in his prime-esque good, your not going to be able to get the defense on its heels too much.

  7. Woody and Rex yes.

    I seriously doubt any other GM takes the job without having the freedom to hire his own CS. Tanny gone means bye bye Rex unfortunately. That is the main reason why I think Tanny survives, because you don't want to lose Rex.

  8. Mike DeVito

    Sione Pouha

    Kenrick Ellis

    Aaron Maybin

    Jeremy Kerley

    Garret Mcyntiyre (sp?)

    Bilal Powell (?)

    Austin Howard

    Matt Slauson

    Thats just in the Rex Ryan era alone. Going back another few years I can probably rattle off another 10-12 names or so.

  9. When you haven't been to a Super Bowl in 43 years and haven't hosted a playoff game since 1998, the PSL was the final nail in the coffin. Bad enough the team sucks balls, why should anyone overpay to be treated to this inferior product?

    Math-PSL revenue<ad buys since 2010. Also the Jets didn't have to advertise at all until after 2009 because they sold out and had a waiting list. Good work, Woody!


    Tim Tebow. Duh.

  10. This needs to be discussed.

    Rex came in as an over-confident, in your face coach that guaranteed wins, called out rivals, and promised a "VIOLENT" defense and a physical offense. He blitzed 6 or more players on 60% of snaps in his inaugural 2009 season, leading the team to be #1 overall in pass d, run d, and points against. He didn't blitz quite as much in 2010, but the D was still in your face, they'd stack the box, they'd move guys around, and they'd confuse the sh*t out of offenses. Especially in 2nd and 3rd and longs.

    The last two years? We see 3 or 4 guys at the line, the linebackers lined up 5 yards back, the CB's playing press coverage, and the safeties playing over the top. We rush the guys at the line, and everyone else is in coverage, the QB has all day to sit in the pocket and find an open receiver. This strategy worked in the '10 playoffs to a degree because neither the Colts or Pats were prepared to play against a soft zone...They expected blitz blitz blitz and press coverage. It wasn't that that defense was more effective, it just caught teams by surprise because they weren't expecting it.

    The D is still good, but I wouldn't say great...And certainly not "VIOLENT". On offense, the running game has gone to sh*t, Sanchez is forced into 3rd and longs, and has no chance to develop any sort of rhythm. This team is a mess.

    I want to trust Rex and I do think he needs to remain the coach, mainly because I think he will eventually figure it out and I'm really tired of blowing everything up every 3 or 4 years and starting fresh. This team needs consistency. The players need to know the management trusts the coaches.

  11. i'm not saying I EXPECT rex to be fired but seriously, we have ZERO FREAKING CHANCE with Sanchez

    why is there just a problem with trying Sanchez when we were down 17-0? he could have lead us to a score to keep us in the game but noooo Rex has to start his boy toy Sanchez.

    Rex must love Mark's feet.

    Because Tim Tebow is literally incapable of throwing? The guy went like 4 or 5 games last year completing under 10 passes.

  12. A lot of those yards are on the offense. If they capitalize on any of the chances the D gave them and at least put up a FG or two in the first half, SF doesn't have the luxury of a 10 pt. lead or the large differential in time of possession which wore out the D.

  13. What? No mention of the softest defense in the NFL? Crusher woulda got 100 yards against that D today!

    The D wasn't horrible considering the offense put them in tough situations over and over again... It just got to the point where there was no way they could possibly stay fresh being on the field that long

  14. Just so everyone is clear. I really really really really hate Belichickin. Watching him lose and either A) pout off the field without even acknowledging his opponent or

    B ) Throw a hissy fit and shove a ref just makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Especially after watching the Jets win on that same day. Im going to sleep soundly tonight.

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