The New York Jets 2008 spending spree opened the NFL’s eyes. GM Mike Tannenbaum became a man unafraid of spending top dollar to acquire the talent his team needed to win. With a new coach in place, a strong foundation of talented veterans and promising youth, the Jets’ holes are few. Fresh off a nine-win season, New York only needs
Life hasn’t been easy for Brett Favre since arriving in New York. The playoffs crumbled in front of the Jets when they were within reach, and then the fans turned on the old man. But it’s not like it was without reason. First, he had trouble making new friends as no one from Gang Green invited him to dinner. Next he struggled with the new
“…Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests, and putting off unpleasant decisions—that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America. For everywhere we look, there is work to be done…“ Sports and politics don’t mix. The two topics belong nowhere near one another. Ever.
The Wildcat formation took the NFL by storm in 2008. Teams across the league looked to incorporate the formation into their regular gameplans. The unpredictable nature of the formation was too exciting to neglect. Dan Henning used it with the Carolina Panthers in Dec. of 2006, and he helped the Miami Dolphins work it to perfection with Ronnie Brown against
The Jets’ 26th-ranked pass defense was probably the biggest mystery of the 2008 season. There is no reasonable cause and effect for the failures, which makes it even more confusing. Why was New York so bad against the pass? The off-season spending spree focused on making improvements all along the front-seven of the 3-4 defensive alignment. These new players—strong against
The New York Jets 2008 season has been over for a few weeks, and most of us are still running through the gamut of emotions. The dramatic turn of events was heart-wrenching, humiliating, and—worst of all—confusing. Where did it all go so terribly wrong? When looking for the answers, you will find yourself overwhelmed. Taking a look back at the