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  1. I was a Gholston fan going into the draft and still am. It's early in my book to pass judgment and it may very well be that he is being misused. But the thing is, we have to start questioning whether Mangini is misusing a lot of players.

    Does anyone think Favre is being used properly? Or how about Keller? Or how about Leon? Heck, why is Eric Smith on the field so he can be a step late on every pass play in his vacinity?

  2. Interesting debate and I tend to lean in favor of the argument that Herm neglects an OLine, BUT, I think that was more Bradway's doing than Herm's. I don't think Herm had much imput on player retention or selection with the Jets. Heck, he couldn't even get the godfather of his son to sign with the team.

    That said, I think Herm is a buffoon who had a chance to be a good HC but let his early success with Parcell's players make him believe his methods were successful method. But besides that, the guy has hardly ever had a freakin' healthy QB. It's striking how nearly every year his backup sees significant time.

  3. If this is true - story actually first broke in the Boston Herald (and gosh, we all know how accurate they are ;) ) 1) it's not good news :( - delay his recovery time and 2) it's his own damn fault. Boston has some of the worlds best hospitals and doctors - and he has his surgery (ies) in Los Angeles? Yo, Tommy - you go to LA for a boob job, not knee reconstruction. Yeesh! ;)

    Have to agree with that. Heck, Alabama would have been a better place for a surgery with their hospitals. New York too.

    Infections are no joke. Still wild that Kellen Winslow got a staff infection in his balls.

  4. No. You can learn to work through hate. Marriages fail for other reasons. :)

    That's very true.

    When you're married, you don't need to "learn" to hate the one you live with because the hate comes naturally. Working through the hate is the big thing.

    The problem lies, amongst other things, with how a man and a woman enter marriage with completely different mindsets.

    The man enters marriage hoping that the woman he's marrying is the same person she was on their wedding day.

    The woman, however, hopes that the man she's marrying becomes the man she dreams of marring rather than the man she's actually marrying on their wedding day.

    I got married 6 years ago. I'm a little wiser, more even tempered, but, essentially, I'm the same exact man I was on my wedding day. My wife, on the other hand, is nothing like the woman I married 6 years ago. That's just the way things are.

  5. And, let me add: Mangini & his coaching staff has been together for 3 years. Pretty unheard of for the Jets to be together that long without coordinator or HC change. They are 17-22. Mangini has not proved that he is a competent HC and time is running out.

    Mangini was hired purely on potential because his resume was so meager. But there's really no potential left and he has to actually produce.

  6. OK. I'll disagree with you here. Granted, these are matters of perception and opinion. Here's another take. The disposal of DRob and Vilma has nothing to do with whether or not they are good players. In the 3-4, they suck. In the 4-3, one sucks. It's not a question of "misjudging" the talent. JVil simply can't play 3-4 ILB. If he does well in NO this year, more power to him but it's not because the Jets didn't know what they had.

    We can go on and on about play-calling but I will argue that the coaching here did not lose this game. The defense held the Raiders to 13 points in regulation and that included a FG after Leon's muff at the 16 yard line. The offense threw the ball 38 times and ran for over 7 yards a carry. There was no pass/run disconnect. Favre had little time to throw as the offensive line didn't block nearly as well as for the running game.

    While everyone is ready to launch with their salvos of anti-coaching staff, I am going to give an example of something that was impressive. Favre throws his second pick in regulation. The Jets held them and got the ball back with enough time to drive the field. This was with less than 2:30 to go. THAT was impressive.

    The bottom line for me is this (and it may be different than for you): The coaching staff called a game that gave the players on this team multiple opportunities to make big plays and they did not. Conversely, the players (not the coaches) turned the ball over three times while forcing none. Was Chris Baker open in OT? How about Keller? Was it the coaches' fault or Favre's fault?

    The coaching staff did not lose this game. NFL players are expected to execute and these guys did not. They had chances to win this game and didn't come up with the plays. On another note, can we please dispense with this "Throw the ball down the field Schotty" whining? When a pass play is designed, it's not as though all five eligible receivers run five yard routes. There are deep options on most plays. The receiver may not have gotten open. The QB may have not seen him or not have had the time to throw.

    Just a thought...you may disagree.

    You make good points, MM. My main issue with the coaching staff's game plan is at the beginning and end of game offensively.

    The beginning of the game with the spread offense looked gimicky (1 run 10 passes) and netted meager yards. So unless the staff wanted to increase Favre's completion percentage it was a woeful plan. Plus, it nearly got Favre killed because Mini-Schott was slow to react to Ryan's counter by blitzing.

    For the end of the game, the coaching staff is at fault for not using playaction to take advantage of the Raiders aggressiveness and use of 8 men in the box. That's not the players' fault or Favre's fault. That was Mangini and Mini-Schott's fault.

    The coaching staff had no answer for what the Raiders were doing defensively in OT. In fact, on the game winning drive, the Raiders used playaction to gain a big play. The Raiders took advantage of the Jets aggressiveness, but the Jets did not do the same.

    Who's fault is that? Again, the game is tied for OT so any turnovers, bad play calling, mistakes, etc. are a wash. So the coaching staff had a chance to give their team the best chance at victory and Mangini & co. failed miserably.

  7. Bite me.

    Honestly, He-Man wasn't really gay to me, but Prince Adam surely was.

    I just wished that they had done a cartoon like the mini-comic books that came with the He-Man figures. Now that was a cool story.

    Skeletor controlled Eternia with 1 half the sword of power, He-man was just a regular barbarian who stumbled upon Castle Greyskull and the witch gave him the armor and the other half of the sword of power so he could fight Skeletor and liberate Eternia.

  8. Mangini is our biggest weakness and the fact that our opponents don't have him as their headcoach also is their biggest strength.

    Funny that this offseason everyone was an apologist for Mangini and Schottenheimer since they didn't have the players to make their system work. Sutton however, under similar circumstances (not having the players) was not given any sympathy and people (fans) wanted his head.

    Woody goes shopping and brings in new toys for both sides of the ball (a future HOF QB and HOF Guard on offense, a NT and pass rusher on defense). Sutton is stepping up and super-exceeding his expectations with his new toys. He's getting the most out of them and they're playing at a high-level. Mangini and Schottenheimer however look like the same old turds regardless.


    Excellent point, JMJ.

    Sutton had been getting killed the last 2 years although he was handicapped by having 3 of his most important defensive positions being manned by players illsuited for the role (NT, MLB & OLB).

    The defense is playing well (when they put the effort) and the offense is playing by themselves without any care about what the defense is doing. Finally, Mangini and Mini-Schott are getting the heat.

    I was happy with yesterday's Daily News backpage: "Wake Up, Man!" about Mangini.

  9. It seems very much like they're not even watching film on the other teams. They just decide, well, this is what were going to do in this game, who cares what the defense tries?

    And "BOOM" goes the dynamite. We don't run an offensive system of any kind. We just run "plays."

    Super lame.

    Exactly. I'm wondering throughout the last 2 games, "Is Mini-Schott paying attention to what the defense is doing?"

    OT is a perfect example. The Raiders are overpursuing the run, have 8 men in the box, and the Jets run it 8 of 14 snaps in OT and not once calling a play action.

    I can't remember the last time I was so angry at a play call after Jones was stuffed for a 2 yard loss on the Jets final drive. Raiders were hell bent on stopping the run on that play and any OC with a rudimentary sense of what the defense was doing would have called a playaction pass. Under those circumstances, I wouldn't have been surprised if Favre (even with a supposedly weakened arm) would have thrown a long TD to Cotchery like he did against Miami.

    So, excellent observation, EY. It simply seems like the OC is not paying attention to what the defense is doing.

    Thus, ultimately, it may have been just words when Mangini in his initial press conference that he was going to maximize his team's strengths and maximize the opponent's weaknesses.

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