Bad Choices Make Bad Football Teams: The Eric Mangini Edition


Published: October 3, 2009

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... Each game we look a little bit worse, this isn't progress, it's a disaster.

It's not that we don't have the ability or talent to win, Mangini just isn't allowing the talent to play due to his pre-existing player loyalties. There's a reason the Jets didn't want these guys in the first place, and it seems he's a lot more like Romeo Crennel than we were all told.

The simple fact is Mangini can't evaluate talent. He's playing Bowens, Poteat, Elam, and Barton over Hall, Francies, Maiava, Veikune. He trades one of our biggest receiving threats in Kellen Winslow to bring in Robert Royal, then released Martin Rucker even after realizing Royal can't catch.

He hired Brian Daboll to call plays when he's never done it before, instead of a proven OC like Chan Gailey. He waits til hours before the first regular season game to name a quarterback, then when he does, he sticks with him for ten quarters. He fines players over a three dollar bottle of water.

Bad choices, ...

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