Chad Pennington glad Jets let him go

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New Yorker in Florida

Tampa, FL

#21 Jan 8, 2009
Teresa wrote:
I thought the Jets should have cut him after 2005 when he had the SECOND rotator cuff surgery and went after Drew Brees. If they had done that we still wouldn't be in this QB black hole.
Let us see what happens next year when the Dolphins pull the harder schedule. He looked like the same Old Chad during the playoffs so I still say the Jets made the right call
I recall thinking the same when Brees was available (even while wondering if Brees was the real deal but knowing he was likely much better than Chad). As it turns out - that would seem to have been a great move if they would have signed Brees.
In regards to next year. If Chad does not have a good year next year it still does not justify the expenditure and loss this team has had as a result of bringing in Brett Favre. Favre would have to come back and go a round or two into the playoffs in order to justify what the Jets have done. As many have posted here. The worst thing that happened is that the Jets did not take a good look at the QB situation beyond 2008. AND 2008 was a BUST.
Frankie

Pleasanton, CA

#22 Jan 8, 2009
I don't even think that Pennington will be the Miami QB next year as far as lasting the entire year. Other teams will learn from this year and not be fooled by that wild cat thing which caught some teams off guard. Pennington did well because they had great coaching that overcame Pennington's water pistol arm by doing trickery. Pennington would have been an utter failure with the Jets this year much worse than Favre who I now can't stand. He was old and washed up and he fooled a lot of people when we thought he still had it.

Wait till Miami has to play some great teams next year. A team that wins one game as Miami did had a very easy schedule so Pennington will again turn into the old Pennington of ineptness and Mr. Dink and Dunk 4 yard passes. What he did against the Ravens is exactly what he will do next season almost every week.
You Pennington lovers will be very surprised when you see how bad he does
and then Miami will put in their backup QB by the 8th week of the season. You'll see.
Finball Wizard

Orlando, FL

#23 Jan 9, 2009
I think everyone is missing the point as to why Miami got Chad. We have a stud rookie QB (Henne)on the bench that needs a little time to develope. With a veteran like CP you get a stable, smart QB that can win some games and someone the rookie can learn from. Noone, at least not me, thought he was going to come in and win Super Bowls. He is simply buying us time while we develope our next franchise QB. Chad is a good QB but not a great QB.
Doug

Saint Louis, MO

#24 Jan 9, 2009
Frankie wrote:
Wait till Miami has to play some great teams next year. A team that wins one game as Miami did had a very easy schedule so Pennington will again turn into the old Pennington of ineptness and Mr. Dink and Dunk 4 yard passes. What he did against the Ravens is exactly what he will do next season almost every week.
You Pennington lovers will be very surprised when you see how bad he does
and then Miami will put in their backup QB by the 8th week of the season. You'll see.
Check the schedules again, Miami only played 2 teams different than either the Jets or New England. Tell me, who do you coach for, because you seem to have all the answers.
Busey

Melville, NY

#25 Jan 9, 2009
Frankie wrote:
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No I just want to see a guy on the Jets who has a stronger arm than a guy in high school. How did you like watching Pennington in the last 2 minutes of a game that the Jets were trailing by
a touchdown and he is dinking and dunking eating up the clock when it would take him 5 minutes to get down the field doing that. Or how about the out pass that he floats up toward the sidelines that gets picked off for a touchdown. I guess you liked that.
Personally, I don't care. I'm a Giant fan, We don't really have any issues..

However, I seem to recall a couple of floaters that Favre threw down the field for picks....

I heard the quack from my living room.
Finball Wizard

Orlando, FL

#26 Jan 9, 2009
Pennington is not a flashy gunslinging QB. But what he is..he's a smart QB which I will take any day over a gunslinging, washed up has been. He will not have the issues next year that you think he will. He will gel even better with this Phins team and with a couple more aquisitions (WR, O-lineman, DB) the Phins will be a contender. And even if CP gets injured, the stud rookie will come in and take over just fine. The Jets need a lot of work and I can't see them beating the Phins next year in either game. Good luck, I know how it feels when your team in rebuilding. Worst to First!! Go Phins!
cookie

United States

#27 Jan 9, 2009
class act
Frankie

New York, NY

#28 Jan 9, 2009
Finball Wizard wrote:
Pennington is not a flashy gunslinging QB. But what he is..he's a smart QB which I will take any day over a gunslinging, washed up has been. He will not have the issues next year that you think he will. He will gel even better with this Phins team and with a couple more aquisitions (WR, O-lineman, DB) the Phins will be a contender. And even if CP gets injured, the stud rookie will come in and take over just fine. The Jets need a lot of work and I can't see them beating the Phins next year in either game. Good luck, I know how it feels when your team in rebuilding. Worst to First!! Go Phins!
You people want to compare Favre and Pennington when they both have too many negatives. Pennington has more as he is more fragile and does not throw hard. It was good for Pennington to go to Miami and it is good for the Jets to now look for a quarterback for the future. Jets fans should stop second guessing letting Pennington go
because he would not have done any better than Favre in fact he would have done worse based on the way he played when he was on the Jets. The Jets would have had no running game with Pennington this year as the line would be stacked with 8 or 9 guys and Pennington would look to throw the 4 or 5 yard dink and dunk as he had always done.
New Yorker in Florida

Tampa, FL

#29 Jan 9, 2009
Frankie wrote:
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You people want to compare Favre and Pennington when they both have too many negatives. Pennington has more as he is more fragile and does not throw hard. It was good for Pennington to go to Miami and it is good for the Jets to now look for a quarterback for the future. Jets fans should stop second guessing letting Pennington go
because he would not have done any better than Favre in fact he would have done worse based on the way he played when he was on the Jets. The Jets would have had no running game with Pennington this year as the line would be stacked with 8 or 9 guys and Pennington would look to throw the 4 or 5 yard dink and dunk as he had always done.
Despite the FACT that Pennington actually won more games with the Jets the last time he was healthy than Favre did this year (and Favre had a better offensive line to work with). And despite the fact that Pennington DID play all 16 games this year. And despite the FACTS that I posted regarding Pennington performing better than Favre in regards to Yards/attempts. You want to keep posting an opinion not well supported by FACTS.
Most of us are only second guessing letting Pennington go without having a real plan. Had they drafted a QB and had him sit behind Pennington (and presumably would be now thinking it is time to move on as Chad lost the playoff game) that would make sense. What they did only makes sense if Favre got you into the playoffs (and I would suggest it would still not be worth it unless they WON a game or two). Hell Pennington has won a couple of playoff games in Jet uniform and you swear he sucks so how hard should it have been for Favre?
Frankie

New York, NY

#30 Jan 9, 2009
New Yorker in Florida wrote:
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Despite the FACT that Pennington actually won more games with the Jets the last time he was healthy than Favre did this year (and Favre had a better offensive line to work with). And despite the fact that Pennington DID play all 16 games this year. And despite the FACTS that I posted regarding Pennington performing better than Favre in regards to Yards/attempts. You want to keep posting an opinion not well supported by FACTS.
Most of us are only second guessing letting Pennington go without having a real plan. Had they drafted a QB and had him sit behind Pennington (and presumably would be now thinking it is time to move on as Chad lost the playoff game) that would make sense. What they did only makes sense if Favre got you into the playoffs (and I would suggest it would still not be worth it unless they WON a game or two). Hell Pennington has won a couple of playoff games in Jet uniform and you swear he sucks so how hard should it have been for Favre?
You put Pennington on the best team in football like New England of last year or the Giants or the Steeler,etc.
and that team will never ever go to the Superbowl with him as QB. If you think so then you are dreaming. Even at his best Pennington will never lead any team to the Superbowl because of all his negatives of which there are many. If you are happy to just make the playoffs then be happy with the times he gets you there because you will never make it to the Superbowl with him. It is funny how whenever Pennington threw a pass more than 10 yards against the Ravens there was a great chance it would be picked off yet all his passes under 10 yards he was great with no interceptions. I'll give him credit for being the best 10 yard and under QB right now. So there, I said something good about the guy.
If you love the 5 and 10 yard pass play then Pennington is the guy to have.
Dave

Jamison, PA

#31 Jan 10, 2009
The guy is a class act, quite refreshing these days with how idiotic athletes tend to be.
New Yorker in Florida

Tampa, FL

#32 Jan 11, 2009
Frankie wrote:
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You put Pennington on the best team in football like New England of last year or the Giants or the Steeler,etc.
and that team will never ever go to the Superbowl with him as QB. If you think so then you are dreaming. Even at his best Pennington will never lead any team to the Superbowl because of all his negatives of which there are many. If you are happy to just make the playoffs then be happy with the times he gets you there because you will never make it to the Superbowl with him. It is funny how whenever Pennington threw a pass more than 10 yards against the Ravens there was a great chance it would be picked off yet all his passes under 10 yards he was great with no interceptions. I'll give him credit for being the best 10 yard and under QB right now. So there, I said something good about the guy.
If you love the 5 and 10 yard pass play then Pennington is the guy to have.
Neither I nor anyone else posting here are advocating that we want Pennington at all costs to be the Jet QB. You know this from reading the posts. But you would seemingly prefer to change the discussion and reframe it.. Many of us have simply pointed out a disagreement with you that the Jets would have been better off without the mistake of bringing in Brett Favre. Your choice reply of how Favre is better because he gets the ball downfield was taken apart by FACTS. Then you theorized that Pennington would have been injured even though he played all 17 games (one more than Favre - who ironically enough has revealed he was HURT for the last 5 games or so).
I with you - hope the Jets acquire a QB that can threaten the defense downfield. I just don't agree that bringing in Favre was the answer. I also am hesitant to bring Chad Pennington (or anyone that works as hard as he does) down any further than simply stating he is a good QB that does not have what it takes to win big games. PEACE.
Louie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#33 Jan 11, 2009
Pennington had a nice year until the playoff game, but really is just an average QB in the NFL.
Superdolfan

Helena, AL

#34 Jan 11, 2009
It's truly funny to see the Jets back to their traditional ways: excuses, excuses, excuses. Time to go back where the Jets belong - the bottom of the heap (and say hello to the Bills while you're there).

We have zero problems with a guy who can get us to the playoffs. At least we're in the playoffs.

One other thing that I noticed in all of these posts by Jets fans - Chad may have a weak arm, but he's got more class in his little finger than all of you have in your entire bodies - combined!

Chad's got a new home in Miami. Deal with it. You guys have a QB who's sitting on a farm in Mississippi wondering what he's going to to with his future. Bret Favre, due to his selfish behavior, managed to tear a couple of pages from his legacy by opting to play for a sub-standard team. His loss. Miami's gain. Thanks, Bret!

Enjoy, guys!
Hazmat

Dania, FL

#35 Jan 11, 2009
Chad wrote:
And the funny thing about the end of that article is the fact that Chad ended up with a higher yards per completion rating than Favre did. Boy that Mangenius was a real great coach!
The key is Chad wasn't getting the job done for the Jets.

Similar to the A-Rod performance as a Yankee - he isn't getting the job done for the team. He should be traded.
Frankie

Pleasanton, CA

#36 Jan 11, 2009
New Yorker in Florida wrote:
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Neither I nor anyone else posting here are advocating that we want Pennington at all costs to be the Jet QB. You know this from reading the posts. But you would seemingly prefer to change the discussion and reframe it.. Many of us have simply pointed out a disagreement with you that the Jets would have been better off without the mistake of bringing in Brett Favre. Your choice reply of how Favre is better because he gets the ball downfield was taken apart by FACTS. Then you theorized that Pennington would have been injured even though he played all 17 games (one more than Favre - who ironically enough has revealed he was HURT for the last 5 games or so).
I with you - hope the Jets acquire a QB that can threaten the defense downfield. I just don't agree that bringing in Favre was the answer. I also am hesitant to bring Chad Pennington (or anyone that works as hard as he does) down any further than simply stating he is a good QB that does not have what it takes to win big games. PEACE.
The fact that Pennington played in 17 games for Miami and did not get injured does not mean anything as far as saying the same thing would have happened if he was on the Jets. I and many Jet fans believe he is very fragile and he would have been knocked out for the season with one of many sacks he would have gotten if he was on the Jets this past year. Pennington is very injury prone. THAT IS NOT AN OPINION, IT IS A FACT!!!
I guess you don't know Pennington's history of injuries.

The running game would have been stalled as every team would have stacked the line with 8 or 9 guys and Pennington would have done NOTHING for the Jets. I think he led the Jets to a 1-8 record 2 years ago, until they pulled him out. I guess that is what you like. You are probably a Miami fan. I'm glad you got him.
Next year you will see how "great"
he will be.
Superdolfan

Helena, AL

#37 Jan 11, 2009
Frankie wrote:
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The fact that Pennington played in 17 games for Miami and did not get injured does not mean anything as far as saying the same thing would have happened if he was on the Jets. I and many Jet fans believe he is very fragile and he would have been knocked out for the season with one of many sacks he would have gotten if he was on the Jets this past year. Pennington is very injury prone. THAT IS NOT AN OPINION, IT IS A FACT!!!
I guess you don't know Pennington's history of injuries.
The running game would have been stalled as every team would have stacked the line with 8 or 9 guys and Pennington would have done NOTHING for the Jets. I think he led the Jets to a 1-8 record 2 years ago, until they pulled him out. I guess that is what you like. You are probably a Miami fan. I'm glad you got him.
Next year you will see how "great"
he will be.
So if Chad plays another 19 straight games for the Dolphins next year, not counting pre-season, what will your excuse be then?

As anyone who understands football knows, it all starts up front. Those five guys in the trenches determine the success or failure of the guy throwing the ball and the guy running the ball (See: Seahawks 2005 vs. Seahawks 2006 vs. Seahawks 2007, etc.). Chad had no supporting cast worth a flip at Giant Stadium, and it showed with his performance. Now he's got the front five that allow him to have success.

Mississippi Farm Boy has already told the front office to be looking for a QB, which puts the Jets (and their new coach) in quite a dilemma. Draft a QB or try to get one in FA? And who would that FA QB be? No. The J-E-T-S Suck!Suck! Suck! took a gamble on a washed up QB and they lost the gamble. Better luck next time.

Chad has a new home and, unlike his previous home, here he's appreciated. He won't get boo'd (except by the few and far between J-E-T-S Suck!Suck! Suck! in the stands.

Thanks, Chad, for a heck of a great year!
Frankie

Pleasanton, CA

#38 Jan 11, 2009
Superdolfan wrote:
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So if Chad plays another 19 straight games for the Dolphins next year, not counting pre-season, what will your excuse be then?
As anyone who understands football knows, it all starts up front. Those five guys in the trenches determine the success or failure of the guy throwing the ball and the guy running the ball (See: Seahawks 2005 vs. Seahawks 2006 vs. Seahawks 2007,****. Chad had no supporting cast worth a flip at Giant Stadium, and it showed with his performance. Now he's got the front five that allow him to have success.
Mississippi Farm Boy has already told the front office to be looking for a QB, which puts the Jets (and their new coach) in quite a dilemma. Draft a QB or try to get one in FA? And who would that FA QB be? No. The J-E-T-S Suck!Suck! Suck! took a gamble on a washed up QB and they lost the gamble. Better luck next time.
Chad has a new home and, unlike his previous home, here he's appreciated. He won't get boo'd (except by the few and far between J-E-T-S Suck!Suck! Suck! in the stands.
Thanks, Chad, for a heck of a great year!
I can't wait to see how you Miami fans react to Pennington when he does the same thing in many games as he did in that game against the Ravens. You will be in for a big surprise if you think he will get to even 10 wins this year. Miami will be lucky to finish at 8-8 this year.

I hope Pennington starts every game this year because he will do nothing against the better teams or any team with a good defense.

I don't compare Favre and Pennington because they both stink. Pennington was going to do nothing for the Jets while he was a good fit for the Dolphins last year because of all the trick plays and schemes they used and the better offensive line Miami has and the better coaching. Next year with a tougher schedule he will be back to the old Pennington and Miami will finish with a 6-10 record with Pennington as the QB. You would be smart to start your back up QB halfway through the season.
Superdolfan

Helena, AL

#39 Jan 11, 2009
Frankie wrote:
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I can't wait to see how you Miami fans react to Pennington when he does the same thing in many games as he did in that game against the Ravens. You will be in for a big surprise if you think he will get to even 10 wins this year. Miami will be lucky to finish at 8-8 this year.
I hope Pennington starts every game this year because he will do nothing against the better teams or any team with a good defense.
I don't compare Favre and Pennington because they both stink. Pennington was going to do nothing for the Jets while he was a good fit for the Dolphins last year because of all the trick plays and schemes they used and the better offensive line Miami has and the better coaching. Next year with a tougher schedule he will be back to the old Pennington and Miami will finish with a 6-10 record with Pennington as the QB. You would be smart to start your back up QB halfway through the season.
Need to make up your mind, Frankie, are we finishing up 8-8 or 6-10? Either way, it'll still be ahead of the J-E-T-S Suck!Suck!Suck!, right?

Thanks for admitting that the reason for Chad's sub-par performance while a member of the Giants B Squad was a sub-par OL. I couldn't agree more. Of course, as you say, sub-par coaching was also part of it.

Here's the main reasons Chad won't suffer the same fate as he did in NY: better team mates, better coaching, better surroundings, better fans. We're not ready to throw him under the bus after a couple of bad games. NY fans want instant gratification. That won't happen in the NFL. It takes time, patience and dedication, all three attributes that the Tuna led Dolphins have and the ? led Jets don't have.

Take your seat back in the basement section of the AFC East.
Frankie

Pleasanton, CA

#40 Jan 11, 2009
Superdolfan wrote:
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Need to make up your mind, Frankie, are we finishing up 8-8 or 6-10? Either way, it'll still be ahead of the J-E-T-S Suck!Suck!Suck!, right?
Thanks for admitting that the reason for Chad's sub-par performance while a member of the Giants B Squad was a sub-par OL. I couldn't agree more. Of course, as you say, sub-par coaching was also part of it.
Here's the main reasons Chad won't suffer the same fate as he did in NY: better team mates, better coaching, better surroundings, better fans. We're not ready to throw him under the bus after a couple of bad games. NY fans want instant gratification. That won't happen in the NFL. It takes time, patience and dedication, all three attributes that the Tuna led Dolphins have and the ? led Jets don't have.
Take your seat back in the basement section of the AFC East.
Who cares 6-10 or 8-8 record? You really think you are going to the Superbowl with Pennington as your quarterback? There is no other QB in football with a weaker arm than Pennington. Of course a weak arm is not everything but it means something. I don't hate the Dolphins as many Jet fans do I am just glad we don't have Pennington anymore on the Jets. Like I said before Favre was not the answer either.

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