Jets could regret dumping Chad for Favre

Jets could regret dumping Chad for Favre

There are 157 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 26, 2008, titled Jets could regret dumping Chad for Favre. In it, Newsday reports that:

Too many Jets fans never did get it right about Chad Pennington . Not enough arm strength.

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zonk-39

Hillside, NJ

#1 Dec 26, 2008
They cheered when he got hurt....Nice Fans...
Jeff S

United States

#2 Dec 26, 2008
The fans bought the garbage thrown out by unknowledgeable sportswriters and commentators. His arm was too weak, he couldn't bfring them to the next level.

The fans, as usual, didn't have a freakin clue but it was helped along by know nothings doing sports radio and writing columns.

It's a disgrace the way they treated him. Both Mangini and especially this imbecile of a general manager who knows a lot about salary caps and nothing about personnel should walk the plank over this.

But then again, we have to know if Woody Johnson pushed them to do this to sell more PSL's to create a buzz about the Jets.

Nice going guys. You got rid of a truly class person and a far above average quarterback for a has been.

May you regret this idiotic move for the rest of your days.
Joe

Long Island City, NY

#3 Dec 26, 2008
Great for Chad. Like I always said if he had Favre's arm he would be one of the best ever because of his MIND and heart.

I am glad for CHAD. I hope he pulls it off to show teams and fans you stick with those loyal guys through tough times. Remember when he was healthy he took the JETS far into the playoffs.

Now the JETS have Farve. He had an okay year but no ALL PRO year because Philip Rivers should have gotten that last spot. He is a gunslinger and wil throw you at min 1-3 picks a game but everybody loves that but why?

Notice the Jets losing streak started because Farve started throwing the ball almost exclusively to KELLER. Why no more Coles and Cotch? For almost 4 games these guys never saw the ball. Is Farve hurt? You have 2 of the best WR's in the AFC and yet these see no action? And Cotch has not get this DROP 1 BALL YET THIS YEAR !!

Bret is and has always been OVER-RATED ! He is a media creation, nothing more.

I sure wish CHAD luck, eventhough I hate the Dolphins.
Charlie in Deerfield Bch

AOL

#4 Dec 26, 2008
Glauber you were right on the mark. Brett is over the hill and the 39 year old arm has lost it's zip, even before this season stated. Chad has proven the media hype about Brett to be all wrong and once again we have an imminent lost season. Jets must clean house starting with Magic Man. Coach Cowher and QB Cassell in '09?
Jay

United States

#5 Dec 26, 2008
gray beard should have stayed in mississippi. this could be the worst collapse in jets history.
J Schmanski

Huntington, NY

#6 Dec 26, 2008
who didnt get it right about Chad? The fans or every member of the media who constantly wondered aloud if it was time for a new QB. Of course now that hes doin great its the fans who were idiots while u hide behind your articles of doom and gloom for the Jets and Brett farve.
steven

Carmel, NY

#7 Dec 26, 2008
Jeff S wrote:
The fans bought the garbage thrown out by unknowledgeable sportswriters and commentators. His arm was too weak, he couldn't bfring them to the next level.
The fans, as usual, didn't have a freakin clue but it was helped along by know nothings doing sports radio and writing columns.
It's a disgrace the way they treated him. Both Mangini and especially this imbecile of a general manager who knows a lot about salary caps and nothing about personnel should walk the plank over this.
But then again, we have to know if Woody Johnson pushed them to do this to sell more PSL's to create a buzz about the Jets.
Nice going guys. You got rid of a truly class person and a far above average quarterback for a has been.
May you regret this idiotic move for the rest of your days.
Of COURSE. The media's fault! Fool. Fans can't draw their own conclusions? I can. Try it.
legio13

Coral Gables, FL

#8 Dec 26, 2008
I just want to thank Mangini, Brett Favre, all the Jet fans and the entire Jet organization for the gift of Chad Pennington. Truly a winner on and off the field. We Fin fans are quite happy with the results....what the hell were you guys thinking?????
Vince Lombardi

Charlotte, NC

#9 Dec 26, 2008
The Jets franchise gets it wrong every single time.

If they did not want Chad to start he should have been traded. Having him back up Clemens would have been insane. They could have drafted Cutler in 2006 or traded Chad and used those picks to trade up for Matt Ryan in 2008.

Where is the bottom for this franchise ?

Since: Jul 08

Home, PA

#10 Dec 26, 2008
CA_Jets_Fan

Sun City, CA

#12 Dec 26, 2008
People are placing way too much emphasis on the QB personnel in this case and not enough on the coaching. Favre is definitely not what he was in terms of arm strength or mobility, but he has led the Jets to some pretty impressive victories (Titans, Cards, Rams) and end of game drives (Pats). Chad is a fierce competitor and one of the classiest players in the NFL, but if he had stayed with the Jets and taken the beating that Favre has this year (remember A. Thomas swinging Brett and Leon to the ground like rag dolls?), he would be having his 3rd rotator cuff surgery by now. Bottom line, the Jets are 9-6, a huge improvement over last year despite recent woes, and the reason they are not going to make the playoffs is due to conservative, predictable play-calling on O (Favre doesn't call his own plays) and the inability to pressure the QB on D.

In short, it doesn't matter what success Chad has had with the 'phins (which I am happy he has had) even if they go deep into the playoffs. Every Jets fan has to be honest and answer this question. What success would he have had if he had stayed with the Jets? My guess is that the Jets would be better than .500 (and still out of the playoffs) and quite possibly Chad would be on IR at this point.
Athos

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Dec 26, 2008
Favre was overrated when you traded for him. He's overrated now. He'll be overrated a week from now when he retires amidst torrential downpur of tears. And he'll be overrated all offseason as he keeps you Jets fans wondering weather he will unretire or not. So the man threw the ball a lot in his career. So what. The best QB's Ever don't set NFL records for interceptions. And the Jets traded for him. Thanks for Penny. He's been better for us than Brett's been for you. Merry Christmas.:) GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!
Chadphin

Miami, FL

#14 Dec 26, 2008
I have a Pennington shrine in my house! Best QB the Dolphins had since Dan Marino's glory days.

Thnaks guys! You idiots all cheered when he got hurt and you cheered when he got thrown out like yesterday's trash. Think about that, most accurate QB in NFL history. You discard him like used toilet paper. Shame on you!

Pennington will bring us 'fin fans to the promised land a few times before he retires. Pennington will get a place on the Dolphins Ring of Honor and will probably become a coach for the Dolphins.
JetPete

East Otis, MA

#15 Dec 26, 2008
Had Chad had this offensive line and respectable coaching during his Jets days we wouldn't be sitting here talking about Brett Farve.

Looks like it is time to clean house again. Hopefully ownership gets it right this time.

Instead of focusing on the secondary and a pass rush in the off season, now there is no starting QB either.
Eric Mangini

Miami, FL

#16 Dec 26, 2008
should I punt on 4 and 2 on the opponents 10 yard line?
Doug

Bronx, NY

#17 Dec 26, 2008
How many times can this guy write the same article?
Fred

Bronx, NY

#18 Dec 26, 2008
I think the great Chad was 1 and 9 for the Jets last year, so let's not get carried away.
Love how he gives all the credit to Chad to Miami's turnaround, and all the "blame" to Farve for taking a 4-12 team to at least 9 wins. And whose mess is Farve cleaning up? It's Pennington, he was terrible the last few years with the Jets.
Chadphin

Miami, FL

#19 Dec 26, 2008
@Fred
I hate to break it to you, but Chad is going to be 11-5 on a team that was 1-15 last year without him. There is more to it than just QB on both sides, but Chad was *NOT* the reason for your troubles last year.

Chad Pennington is a major stud, period. I predict the 'phins will at least make it to the AFC Championship game this year. Next year? Huge question mark next to your QB position, enjoy it. I will sure enjoy the 'phins being an elite team in 09 while the Jets fight for the AFC East basement with the Jills.
Pete

Texarkana, AR

#20 Dec 26, 2008
8 straight days of football
Sunday the 28th it begins.
Four or five NFL games per city are nationally televised and at least half of them have incredible playoff implications.
Then, it's bowl mania...
Monday's most interesting game is the Alamo Bowl, which is a stretch. Mizzou has to redeem themselves against Northwestern, blah
But from there it gets better and better
Holiday, Chikfila, Gator and Rose, Cotton and Sugar through the new year.
Then next weekend you got the NFL playoffs, two games each day, followed by the Fiesta Bowl.

then wait three days and see the BCS game in 3D
VOR

Bronx, NY

#21 Dec 26, 2008
I have always maintained that Chad Pennington had the resiliency and courage to play in NY no matter what the press wrote. He could stand the heat when the team lost, and took more than his share of blame.

The thing is, if the Jets walk all over the Dolphins, and NE loses, the press and fans will reverse themselves again and say what a great pickup Favre was.

I always liked Chad, and whether this year or not, the Jets will regret losing a guy of his character and ability.

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