Re: The Jets are looking to hire another GM in addition to Tannebaum ???????
posted at 12/26/2012 5:38 AM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
Cue TripelOG/Jay Shizzly to tell us that we are obsessed with the Jets. LOL
I was going to start a thread on this further embarrassment by the Jets, but since Shizzles thinks only I am obsessed, it wasn't done. So, thanks Mr Mojo. haha
The funniest part of this newest piece of the debacle is the statement I keep reading about "Tannenbum being a cap guru".
Umm, excuse me? Aren't they in this position partly to overspending on what the market is for any and every trendy FA available in order to appease their dumb fans who think trendy names on the jerseys equate to winning a SB? I am pretty sure they are.
Obviously, their WORST contracts are Sanchez, Santionio Holmes and what Revis will ask for, D'Bustshaw Ferguson (highest paid LT in the NFL, lol) and David Harris's (he's paid like Patrick Willis), etc.
But, they also brought in guys like LT, Jason Taylor, an old Damien Woody and Kris Jenkins, etc, on VERY short term deals with no one in place to at least come close in replacing them. All these guys were given too much money at the time considering their age. I could see if they had more cap room, but they didn't and it affected their depth, especially in their memorable SB season of 2010. lol
So, it's not JUST the drafting for the pipeline pieces behind those short term signings, it's the actual contracts, the allocating of dollars to each position that's hurt them. Obviously, you can't pay each CB 8 and 15+ million like that. It's way too much money tied to the CB position.
Their biggest mistake was wildly spending into the lockout not realizing there was no way on earth the cap ceiling wouldn't be lower than what it was in 2009. That was the whole point of the lockout!
They're just so dumb and arrogant at the same time. What everyone thought was the idea tht people wanted to play there is really them overpaying based on NEED at the TIME, not strategic FA shopping.
It was no different this year when they lost Jim Leonhard, are still sitting on Eric Smith who is terrible, and then paid the most for Landry and Bell on 1 year deals. Neither can cover past a 10 yard route in a passing league yet each took the only deals that were on the table, comically higher than any other team offered them. Why? Desperation and bad cap management.
Every single move they made was either a bad one or an overpayment. Their best signing bang for buck was probably Calvin Pace and they even overrated him. That's how dumb Mike Tannenbaum. He's been by far and away the worst GM in this league the last 3 years.
Finally, who wants that job? Who seriously would want to go there and be working with someone as bad as Tannenboob?
If they were smart, they'd hire MIke Lombardi, give him free reign to do whatever he wanted, including cleaning house with Rex's staff, and Woody promises to stay completely out of everything.
But, Lombardi is way too smart to even consider it. No FA will want to go there and no quaity GM would want to go there either. Jax is more attractive than the Jets right now.
Excellent post Rusty, enjoyed reading it. Yep, who would want to work with Tannenbaum, nobody of any value or self worth.
Hear me out here. Since Sanchez has this massive contract that nobody is going to want or deal with, then keep Sanchez. There is no QB on the horizon at draft or FA unless they deal for a Matt Flynn or Alex Smith who will demand big Bucks. That fanbase can be convinced that Sanchez with the proper coach can be recycled. I think Sanchez is really not that bad a QB, don't laugh.
You know vision is easy but execution is hard. I really think that Sanchez can execute, he needs a good coach that will improve his Vision to know that there are 2 oppostite colors Unis out there covering his main read and if so somebody else is open. He can be smarter with coaching. Improve that O'line and add a few peices on Offense, I think that's their best bet for now and perhaps future. With a few good pieces on O they can compete with an improved Sanchez.
The Jets D is not that bad. Jettison Tanny, Sparano and Cavanaugh for sure. Keep Rex. They are too far gone for any other fix that I can see.
I enjoy the Jets demise as well and it's become a joke.