Boland: Turning around Jets shouldn't...

Boland: Turning around Jets shouldn't be that hard

There are 9 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Boland: Turning around Jets shouldn't be that hard. In it, Newsday reports that:

When Jets owner Woody Johnson and general manager Mike Tannenbaum spoke to the media Monday to announce the firing of Eric Mangini , they forgot they were speaking to their fans as well.

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hawaii joe

Mililani, HI

#1 Jan 1, 2009
I'm praying Farve is back. That will mean the Jets and Bills will be fighting it out for the cellar in the AFC East and will also delay the process of finding a real QB for the long run.
greg

White Plains, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2009
optimism and the jets dont mix
Jeff

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jan 1, 2009
While I was very sure in my own mind the move to trade for Favre was idiotic, I can at least admit there might have been some logic to going for it this one time..a big maybe. I thought then Chad Pennington was an above average quarterback and never bought into this bs about a weak arm or he couldn't lead the Jets to the next level but okay each to his own opinion.

But...and this is somethiig everybody has been remiss on. If you are going to go for Favre and get rid of Pennington there is no way you let him go free agent and sign with a division rival and have to face him twice a year. You freakin trade him out of the division at least if not the conference. I don't want to hear this garbage about the salary cap. Tannenbaum is supposed to be an expert on dealing salary cap issues. If he's going for Favre, fine. but he also has to have a plan B to make sure Pennington does not choose to sign with a division rival. That is so elementary it is mind boggling nobody said anything then or for the most part are defending Tannenbaum on this.

And Pennington played exactly the same we he had played with the Jets when healthy and with a line. Yes he had a poor record last year but given the lack of a line and the injuries, every game was very close.

Woody Johnson pushed for the Favre move to sell his PSL's. To me it was an imbecilic football move but to let Pennington go to a division rival for nothing was absolutely criminal.

For this, Tannenbaum deserves to lose his job.
concerned in NY

Albertson, NY

#4 Jan 2, 2009
Boland: The Jets could turn it around in a hurry. All they need is the right coach and an upgraded roster.

Thats correct, and in Golf, "That would have been a GREAT SHOT, had it been straighter and gone further."

The Jets have a SERIOUS PROBLEM, getting their FANS (not "corporate buyers") to purchase PSL's right now.
It seems that just about ALL of sections 112 is bailing out.$20,000/seat just might be a bit more than we are willing to spend to watch a team REBUILD at this point, and that is what they are facing at this point, REBUILDING.
Does Woody Johnson STILL think the economy isn't hurting is fans? Its not just the economy anymore Woody, its the lack of a General Manager that knows how to DRAFT!!!
RUDY

AOL

#5 Jan 2, 2009
AND IT GETS WORSE....JERROD MAYO OF THE PATS GETS DEF. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR..GHOLSTON OF MY JETS I THINK MADE 1 SOLO TACKLE FOR JETS ALL F****** YEAR...WATCHING MAYO GOING SIDELINE TO SIDELINE REMINDS ME OF A YOUNG VILMA [BEFORE HIS INJURY] THE GUY THAT COULDNT PLAY IN MANGINAS 3-4 DEFENSE.
Greg

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jan 2, 2009
I'd be quite happy with Ryan or Spags. Favre retiring wouldn't exactly break my heart, either.
U r not so smart

Bangkok, Thailand

#7 Jan 2, 2009
Get Vick he isn't working now.
Delmar Bob

Stillwater, NY

#8 Jan 2, 2009
Why would the Jets want another trainee? Makes no sense.
If not Favre, then who?
Tannenbaum was hit with the question 'why did you fire him' by Mike Francesa and he just did not answer the question. Yes, he did sound like he was out of his element.
No Giant assistants/ex's, but, as he is the best, Tuna would be an exception.
Favre the Soap

Newtown, CT

#9 Jan 2, 2009
Delmar Bob wrote:
Why would the Jets want another trainee? Makes no sense.
If not Favre, then who?
Tannenbaum was hit with the question 'why did you fire him' by Mike Francesa and he just did not answer the question. Yes, he did sound like he was out of his element.
No Giant assistants/ex's, but, as he is the best, Tuna would be an exception.
I listened to the interview. Tannenbaum didn't answer the question and sounded pretty clueless; probably just trying to save his job. My question is why couldn't Tannenbaum and Johnson waited a few days instead of making the decision at 2:30 AM. Its oblivious bringing Favre to the Jets undermined Mangini's ability to coach, and disrupted the chemistry of the team; don't let the soap opera continue, get rid of Favre!

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