The 2014 Oakland Raiders started out 0-10, but they split their last six games to finish 3-13. This was one game worse than the 2013 squad, which finished 4-12. The Silver & Black haven’t had a winning season since 2002, and they haven’t been to the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl that year. What’s next?
His faux pas was so fertile with subplots you would be right to start with any story. Was this the red-faced refrain of a man about to lose his job? Or was he justified in losing his temper after hearing the same question six times?
Idzik needs to have a short list of candidates to replace Ryan and his coaching staff. If you see six other teams hire their head coach before the Jets do next offseason, you’ll know Idzik is not prepared.
Smith has many issues, but footwork is the biggest. He is struggling to understand the mechanics, and that leads to overall sloppiness. He is not ready to play right now, and he’ll have to pick it up quite a bit if he is going to be able to contribute this year.
“Whoever they bring in, I don’t care,” McKnight said on Thursday in the locker room. “You understand that? I don’t care who they bring in. They’ll have to kill me to take my spot.”
It is Ryan’s responsibility to put the best players on the field. He can take advice from his assistants, but in the final analysis the most important thing that Ryan will do is determine who is out on the field.
Newly-hired New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Sanchez will probably have “just a little bit of a leg up” in any quarterback competition the team has this offseason.
Yep, we’re still talking about Tim Tebow.
General manager John Idzik won’t release Tim Tebow before March, according to a report, and will instead attempt to trade him.
“It was my decision,” Tannenbaum said. “…We felt that it was going to be another club in the bag to help us on offense. That was our thinking when we made the decision.”
“I’m hoping that I have the opportunity to work with the young man and help him with his on-field preparation and his off-field preparation,” Garcia told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday.
As if they don’t have enough public relations problems, bringing in Vick — with his criminal dog-fighting history and a growing injury background that now includes a major concussion — would send the media scurrying for their Twitter accounts.
Vick and Mornhinweg had issues this past season, according to a report, and neither the four-time Pro Bowler nor the newly-hired offensive coordinator have any desire to continue their working relationship with the Jets.
John Idzik will try to turn things around for the troubled New York Jets. Woody Johnson believes he’s up to the massive task.
Tim Tebow was two wins from the Super Bowl a year ago. Now, he’s pretty much a player without a team — likely to be released by the Jets after one frustrating season.