Glauber: Jets must hire Giants' Spagn...

Glauber: Jets must hire Giants' Spagnuolo as coach

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 31, 2008, titled Glauber: Jets must hire Giants' Spagnuolo as coach. In it, Newsday reports that:

Another day, another year, another kick in the teeth for Jets fans. On Sunday, the Jets are eliminated from playoff contention as would-be savior Brett Favre throws three interceptions, Chad Pennington throws ...

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A Jets-first fan

Hauppauge, NY

#1 Jan 1, 2009
Hire him? No, hire Rex Ryan. He is teh Assist. HC and DC for the Ravens. He has done a great job for them this year. He will be interviewed by Tanny and Woody shortly after the ravens complete their 2008 season. I hope they like what they hear from him and vice versa.
Jets Are doomed

Bronx, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2009
No coach will have a lot of success with TannenBUM picking players. Ghoulston, Farve etc etc etc

Were screwed
Dr Ed


#3 Jan 1, 2009
Spag is a great choice but would he actually work under the direction of Woody and Tannenbaum? That is quite a handicap which he probably can't accept. What about rolling the dice with Esiason? He is the most knowledgeable football guru out there and could help straighten out the QB mess. I'm sure he could still fit in his job at FAN on the side, at least off season. My next choice would be Madden.
Jon R

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2009
i think the jets should hire some one with more coahing exp.
and if micheal vick can come back now grab him.

Since: Dec 08

Suffern, NY

#5 Jan 1, 2009
Don't hire Spags! That would be a the sure road to ruin for a good man!.

United States

#6 Jan 1, 2009
Must hire? Is this guy the latest urban legend? Woodhead Johnson has failed with three previous hires that lacked head coaching experience. How do we know this guy is better than Groh Edwards Mangini? Because you say so?

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jan 1, 2009
Totally Agree

Bronx, NY

#8 Jan 1, 2009
"even a middling talent such as Kellen Clemens".....takes one to know one Glauber. Are you still upset that you are the only NFL reporter who can't get a TV job? You are a loser.

And a real one trick pony. This is the same article you have written for the last 4 days now. Get some new material.
bashing the Jets, wow how brave.

I'm sure the Jets are listening to your sorry ess.

By the way Hairspray Bob, we all know you picked the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl, fool.
Rick M

United States

#9 Jan 1, 2009
hiring spagnuolo would be stupid. Yeah he's a defenseive " genius" right? Bullshit. He inherited a defense that already had a great line with strahan, uminyora and tuck.

Elmhurst, NY

#10 Jan 1, 2009

You are correct. We needed to get away from pennington (whom will be going home this weekend anyway) Glauber is a master of should of and could have) Jets rolled the dice and came up short pure and simple. I am sure Chris Jenkins is hurt also. Nobody has said a word about that. David Harris never played the same after he came back (Denver game). Favre must go Brett Radcliff had a sick camp and probably would have won the start from Clemens. And finally Coles is getting older. We need to draft or aquire some recievers. There is no one swoop fix here. Bob take some advice dont beat a horse when it is down. The fans know where we stand.
Dave wrote:
"even a middling talent such as Kellen Clemens".....takes one to know one Glauber. Are you still upset that you are the only NFL reporter who can't get a TV job? You are a loser.
And a real one trick pony. This is the same article you have written for the last 4 days now. Get some new material.
bashing the Jets, wow how brave.
I'm sure the Jets are listening to your sorry ess.
By the way Hairspray Bob, we all know you picked the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl, fool.
Experience Please

Scottsdale, AZ

#11 Jan 1, 2009
The Jets have not hired a coach with any NFL head coaching experience since Parcells quit after the 99 season. Since then we've been giving guys their big break and watching them fall flat on their face. The author of this article talks about uncertainties around Shanahan but all Spagnoulo is is a giant question mark like Al Groh, Herm Edwards, and the latest nightmare that was Eric Mangini.

I really don't like Tanembaum at all. And that is based on his track record and on his love of the media spotlight. I mean this guy's got more tv and radio time than Mangini does during the season and the only question this raises to me is what the heck does a general manager have to do with the day to day operation of a football team? What does he have to offer in that regard. The answer should be nothing at all. Its not his job to deal with the day to day operation. He's in charge of personell and that's it. Sign Ty Law? Fine, give an interview. Sign Favre, great, give an interview, but why do we have to see this guy's face on week 16 talking about the difficulties of flying to the west coast to play a football game.

A bit of a tangent there and I didn't get a chance to talk about his track record. He's the GM so it is safe to say that the whole Pennington / Favre debauchel was his responibility. I'm glad to see Mangini gone just like everyone else (who hired him by the way?) but why is Tanembaum exhonerated from what just blew up in the Jets face on Sunday? That Pennington should have been the starting quarterback this year. Then, remember the whole crap that went down when Bradway was the GM and let all of our talented players just walk over to Washington because they didn't think anyone would pay for them. I mean its just been one bone-headed mistake after another with these guys since Hess died. Not to mention draft bust after draft bust after draft bust.

Long story short, if Shanahan wants control over prsonell, give it to him.

Elizabeth, NJ

#12 Jan 1, 2009
It is all so simple. The Jets should be and would have been in the playoffs if but for 2 things.
1. They did not run the ball early and often enough.
2. They did not rush the QB.
While players play, coaches call the plays and design the game strategies. The team had the players to win but stubbornly refused to put their players in the best position to win. Gohlston never rushed the passer (did playing Mangini's 3-4 override the teams need to be most effective?). Vilma was shipped out and led another team in tackles. The JETS shied away from blitzing (while opponents game plans announced in advance they would go after Farve . This is plain dumb. They spent a ton of money fixing the line to run and despite T Jones
season he got relatively few run touches. Leon Washington was also largely ignored. I actually listened to the coaches tv show the day of the final game and believe it or not there was Eric saying on camera "what we need is better coverage on the receivers". So after watching journeymen carve us up the prior 4 games his idea is don't rush the passer (you would have thought he would have thrown the kitchen sink at Pennington, in his zeal to win). I turned off the show with full confidence my team would lose. I am indifferent about the players (Farve included) who are covering for Mangini now. I look forward to a new coach who knows how to win. No unknowns. Must be a seasoned winner. A leader on the field. Eric was way to stiff on the sidelines. His game plans look written last summer and little game time adjustments. Now it is 2009 I will try to forget how we did not run the ball down the throats of Oakland , San Fran and Denver and Seattle. I will savor the rebuilding (or tweaking as so many parts are in place). Our next QB? we need a good back up journey man. who knows with competition perhaps Ratliff can add to his body of work last season where he looked so promising. Peace and Happy New Year!

David City, NE

#13 Jan 1, 2009
A return to the 4-3 would be welcome. Except for Kris Jenkins, the Jets never had the right personnel for the 3-4. To run the 3-4, you need a ton of good linebackers like the Pats or the Steelers.
Old time Jets Fan

Woodbridge, CT

#14 Jan 1, 2009
Great move guys!

Lets get a 39 year old quarterback......dump a 32 year old QB who is still very capable and respected, and have our owner pick supporting his GM (who drafted a stiff with the No. 6 pick this year) over getting Cowher. We are QB in sight, the team hates Favre, Bellichek and Parcells are in our division. God help us!
dud dew

Silverdale, PA

#15 Jan 1, 2009
We don't know if Kellen is "middling" or not. Certainly, the "brain trust" was not impressed with his work in difficult circumstances last year. What does that prove, on a day after Chad is comebacker of the year? I'm not a great fan of this personnel department's ability to find or develop excellence, but the kid hasn't had a fair run at live action behind a decent O-line. Cast your memories back to Eli's first coupla years. Not everyone is Matt Ryan...

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