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Posted 3 Jan 2017https://www.sny.tv/j...nberg/212691394
QuoteThe still unused second-rounder brushed off an ESPN report from Sunday that quoted an anonymous Jets coach saying Hackenberg regressed during his "redshirt" season and was so inaccurate that he "couldn't hit the ocean." Todd Bowles insisted that assessment was "not at all" true.
Hackenberg wasn't bothered by it regardless.
"I really don't have any opinion on it," he said. "A coach has never come up and said anything to me directly, so until he does that I'm really not too concerned about it."
While those quotes were certainly harsh, a team source did express concern with Hackenberg's performances during practices this season. He actually was inaccurate and struggled during the open practices in training camp attended by the media. But since then, during closed practices, Hackenberg has still struggled in very limited reps, the source said.
That's part of why Hackenberg was the only one of the nine quarterbacks taken in the first four rounds of the last NFL draft to not play a single down this season. Both Bowles and Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said all along that was their plan, since they went into the season with four quarterbacks on the roster. But even after the first three got hurt, Hackenberg obviously didn't show enough to convince the Jets to alter that plan.
The Jets haven't given up on Hackenberg, though, and he is expected to get a long look this offseason and next summer.
"There's nothing wrong with Christian," Bowles said. "He just needs to play. He's allowed to have a redshirt year. Next year, he's got to show some progress and make some jumps."
It's probably a longshot that Hackenberg will enter next season as the Jets starter, but the opportunity is certainly there -- at least for now. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a free agent and isn't expected back. Geno Smith is a free agent who possibly could return, but he's coming off an ACL injury. And Bryce Petty is the only other Jets quarterback under contract for 2017, but he's having surgery later this week to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
The Jets are likely to bring in a veteran quarterback, either through free agency or a trade. It's also possible they'll select a quarterback with the sixth overall pick in this year's draft. But if Hackenberg shows enough progress when he returns to work this spring, he could still offer some competition.
His reaction to that possibility, though, was lukewarm at best.
"I know that I'm going to come in as prepared as I can be," he said. "If that opportunity is given to me, or however that's laid out, then I'm going to put everything I have into it.
Posted 3 Jan 2017http://www.newyorkje...9ce?campaign=tw
QuoteThe Jets announced today that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is retiring and Todd Bowles informed five coaches that they will not return: QBs coach Kevin Patullo, RBs coach Marcel Shipp, DL coach Pepper Johnson, OLBs coach Mark Collins and DBs coach Joe Danna.
“I informed Coach Bowles prior to the 2016 season that I would retire after this season,” Gailey said in a statement. “I thought it was best to tell him early, so that he could begin to think about how he would move the team forward on offense. While we did not have the season we all wanted to have, I think there are some great people here at the Jets and in the New York/New Jersey area. I wish them all the best moving forward.”
Gailey, who also worked as an offensive coordinator with Kansas City, Miami and Pittsburgh, had NFL head-coaching roles with the Buffalo Bills (2010-12) and the Dallas Cowboys (1998-99). After playing collegiately at Florida from 1971-73 and spending two years as a Gators graduate assistant, Gailey was an assistant coach at Air Force and Troy. He also served as head coach at Troy (1983-84), Samford (1993) and Georgia Tech (2002-07).
In 2015, Gailey coordinated an offense that amassed a franchise-record 5,925 yards and scored 387 points, the most in a season since 1998.
“I’m grateful to Chan for joining our coaching staff and enjoyed working with him,” said Bowles. “The respect that I have for him as a person and a coach only increased during our time together.”
Patullo, Shipp, Johnson, Collins and Danna each were on Bowles’ staff for the past two years.
“I appreciate all of their hard work and commitment and wish them the best,” said Bowles.
doing a half flush on this backed up toilet
Posted 3 Jan 2017http://www.profootba...-gailey-retires
QuoteThe Jets announced that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has retired. The Jets also announced that five coaches will not return: quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo, running backs coach Marcel Shipp, defensive line coach Pepper Johnson, outside linebackers coach Mark Collins, and defensive backs coach Joe Danna. Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, apparently, will be retained. Chan Gailey (vertical)
“I’m grateful to Chan for joining our coaching staff and enjoyed working with him,” coach Todd Bowles said in the statement. “The respect that I have for him as a person and a coach only increased during our time together.”
It seems possible that Gailey would have been forced out even if he did not retire this offseason. The soon-t0-be 65-year-old oversaw an offense that had the second-worst offensive DVOA in the NFL this year. However, in 2015, Gailey’s offense that amassed a franchise-record 5,925 yards and scored 387 points, the most in a Jets season since 1998. There was lots of frustration over Gailey’s play-calling this year, but the team’s shortcomings under center probably played a bigger role.
The Jets are expected to target Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and former Chargers coach Mike McCoy as OC options, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com and Albert Breer of The MMQB (Twitter links).
well that just about puts a fork in fitzpatrick
Posted 2 Jan 2017http://www.nj.com/je...trol_of_je.html
QuoteWoody Johnson bought the Jets in January of 2000. Seventeen years later, he might be surrendering control of the organization.
Presuming Johnson is named the United States' ambassador to the United Kingdom under Donald Trump, Johnson is preparing to hand the Jets' day-to-day operations to his younger brother, Christopher Wold Johnson, according to Pro Football Talk.
3 culprits for Jets' 5-11 season
Woody Johnson, who turns 70 in April, would let his brother run the Jets until the ambassador appointment concludes. Christopher Johnson is 12 years younger than Woody Johnson, according to a 2004 New York Times story.
It would be next to impossible for Woody Johnson to maintain day-to-day control over the Jets while holding an overseas ambassador position, so this news comes as little surprise. Somebody would have to run the team in his absence, though he would still be the Jets' owner.
Of course, this all depends on Johnson landing the ambassador job. He's not exactly highly qualified for it, but that typically doesn't matter in situations like these, because Johnson raised a lot of money for Trump's presidential campaign.
Johnson declined to speak with reporters after the Jets beat the Bills on Sunday to finish 5-11. The Jets later announced they would retain coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan for the 2017 season, the third for both with the organization. Johnson is expected to speak with reporters in the coming weeks.
Johnson has never held a job in government or foreign relations, though he has been heavily involved in politics for years, on the fundraising side.
Johnson has long been a prominent Republican fundraiser. After initially supporting Jeb Bush's campaign during the primary, Johnson shifted his support to Trump when he secured the nomination. (Johnson initially was the national finance chairman for Bush's failed campaign.)
Johnson served as vice chairman of Trump's victory committee. Johnson also hosted high-dollar fundraisers for Trump's campaign. Plus, Johnson is on Trump's inaugural committee. Incoming presidents typically reward big-money supporters with ambassador posts like this.
Steelers owner Dan Rooney was U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 2009-12. So this would not be an unprecedented move for an NFL owner. But it would mean a change atop the Jets' day-to-day power structure very soon.
8 Jets cuts, to create $54 million in cap space
8 Jets cuts, to create $54 million in cap space
A rundown here.
The Jets have made the playoffs six times in 17 years under Johnson. They have a record of 132-140 in the regular season (136-146 overall) in his time as owner.
The Jets are currently in a six-year playoff drought -- their longest since 1992-97. They haven't had a playoff drought of more than six seasons since 1970-80. Their record over the past six seasons is 41-55.
Posted 28 Dec 2016http://www.nydailyne...clayton+twitter
QuoteJets coach Todd Bowles is not about to be thrown to the curb by Woody Johnson.
Bowles was considered to be in danger of getting fired with the Jets at 4-11 and not even competitive in their last three losses, but a well-placed Jets source told the Daily News on Wednesday, “I don’t anticipate changes.”
Even though Bowles has presided over one of the most disastrous and disappointing seasons in Jets history, bringing back painful memories of the Rich Kotie Era, Johnson is prepared to give him another chance and not dump him after just two seasons.
This is not expected to play well in most of Jets Nation. Fans have turned on Bowles and shown how they feel about his team by not showing up for home games. The Jets marketing and ticket department will probably be able to count the crowd at Sunday’s finale game against Buffalo on their fingers.
Todd Bowles deserves a vote of confidence from Woody Johnson
GM Mike Maccagnan, despite still not being able to find the Jets a long-term answer at QB, is also expected back for his third season. It will be up to Bowles if he wants to make changes on a coaching staff that, just like Bowles, too often seems over its head.
Bowles did show toughness – nobody ever questions that aspect of his resume -- arriving in Foxborough on Saturday morning just hours before kickoff after being in the hospital for kidney stones, gallstones and gallbladder issues. Were the Jets inspired? They lost 41-3. Their last three losses, to the Colts, Dolphins and Patriots, are by a combined 116-26.
Bowles is likely helped by the lack of strong candidates. Johnson has hired only first-time head coaches and would likely look to get somebody with NFL head coaching experience whose strength is offense. Slim pickings: Tom Coughlin, Jon Gruden, Mike Shanahan, Doug Marrone and Norv Turner.
Bowles, a first-time head coach at any level, has not been able to overcome minor league quarterback play, locker room squabbling between Sheldon Richardson and Brandon Marshall, the early season loss of receiver Eric Decker, the diminished skills of Darrelle Revis and an inordinate number of injuries, especially to the offensive line.
The night before the Jets finished up the 2008 season with a loss to Miami, GM Mike Tannenbaum told one of my sources that Eric Mangini was not getting fired. The next night, Mangini was fired. Johnson changed his mind. But there were extenuating circumstances: Mangini’s secretive and paranoid approach to his job carried over into his relationship with Johnson, who felt Mangini left him out of the loop on what was going on with his team.
Johnson was angered that Mangini acted with him the same way he treated everybody else. So, Johnson decided he no longer wanted him as his coach. Mangini made the playoffs once and had two winning seasons out of three, but it was Johnson who forced Brett Favre on him in 2008. Mangini wanted to stick with Chad Pennington.
Johnson doesn’t normally interfere with personnel decisions. But he wanted Favre to help create a buzz with the Jets getting ready to sell PSLs for MetLife Stadium. Johnson desperately wants to win and is not cheap, but he has hired the wrong people to guide the football operations.
If Johnson were to fire Bowles after just two seasons, as the Bills just did with Rex Ryan one game short of two years, it could create a real dilemma: What quality coach would want to work for Johnson if he dumped Bowles one year after he inherited a 4-12 team and went 10-6 and nearly made the playoffs?
I have been in favor of Johnson firing Bowles. His game management skills have not improved in two years. He often seems lost on the sidelines. His comatose demeanor on the sideline, in his news conferences and on his weekly radio spot does not inspire confidence.
Bowles was sabotaged this season by pitiful play at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a franchise record 31 TDs last year, but his three interceptions in the fourth quarter in the final game in Buffalo last year, on the final three possessions of the season, cost the Jets a playoff spot. They had built up their record against a very weak schedule.
This season, against a brutal early schedule, the Jet fell apart and started 1-5. If they had made the playoffs last year, they would have gone into this season with momentum. Instead, the Jets are 4-11 and in last place in the AFC East, three games behind Buffalo.
Fitzpatrick has had a miserable season with 10 TDs and 17 INTs after missing the entire offseason program in a contract right before signing a one-year $12 million deal on the eve of training camp. Bowles has twice benched Fitz, but he got his job back when Geno Smith tore his ACL in his first start on Oct. 23 against the Ravens.
Then Bowles decided to start Bryce Petty in the final four games, but he had to be relieved in his second start by Fitz after he suffered a chest injury when he was slammed to turf by Miami’s Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake in the fourth quarter. Last week in New England, Petty did not complete a pass before tearing the labrum in his left shoulder in the second quarter trying to recover a fumble and was once again replaced by Fitzpatrick, who will start Sunday’s finale against the Bills.
Bowles said earlier this week he has no plans to play rookie second round pick Christian Hackenberg, who has not even been in uniform for a game this season. But with Smith and Petty each suffering season-ending injury, Hackenberg has moved up from fourth on the depth chart to second without even getting in a game. He will be in uniform this week. Bowles has no choice.
Unless a member of Johnson’s inner circle presents a compelling case for Johnson to change his mind, Bowles will return in 2017. His contract is through 2018, which means next season will be his last change to prove he’s the right guy for this job.
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