Kind of an odd list to put together, not really sure about those “intangibles”. However I guess these lists are put together to give an angle at just where the better teams all around stack up against their counterparts. No question the Jets have a very strong head office lead by Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum. Another interesting aspect is that Fox failed to mention or grade teams scouting departments into their evaluation. Scouting/drafting players is the lifeblood of any professional sports team, surprised this particular writer didn’t mention scouting.
In any event. The Jets have come along way. We’ve gotten a little lucky in terms of having competence at key areas in our organization because lets get real, we haven’t always had it. However Since Woody Johnson has taken over he’s been very instrumental in having a winning club. An active owner with a desire to do whats necessary and take chances. To surround himself with great personnel and a great coaching staff. It’s taken a few years but in those years the Jets have been no stranger to the playoffs. The elusive superbowl ring is on the horizon for the Jets. The pieces are in place. Its time to get over the hump.
10. New York Jets: 46.5
Front office: 9
Coaching staff: 8.5
Coach Rex Ryan has successfully changed the culture with the Jets. The “same old Jets” are buried, replaced by Ryan’s boastful guarantees. Mike Tannenbaum is an active and creative general manager who has built teams that have gone to the AFC title game in back-to-back years. QB Mark Sanchez, while still erratic at times, is a proven winner just two years into the league, with a whopping four playoff wins on the road. The facilities in Florham Park, N.J., are beautiful. The Jets’ act of cutting salaries of football operations employees and imposing mandatory furloughs during the lockout is ugly.
Source : Adam Schein