The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE
Before you bring out your pitchforks, hear me out on this one.
Under Mr. T’s watch (he took over as GM in 2006), the Jets are 54-51, not including the postseason. During that time, the Jets have made the playoffs twice (both in 2009 and 2010 with AFC championship appearances).
Not exactly dynasty numbers but slightly above average. He did it all without having consistent play at the quarterback position, which is ultimately his fault, but he did it the hard way.
Yes, this 2012 team has talent issues on offense, but there have been a lot of injuries that have made the situation much worse than it already was. Tannenbaum tried to give Mark Sanchez a younger team to work with, and there are obvious growing pains to go through.
There still is a solid amount of talent on the team. Muhammad Wilkerson is becoming nothing short of dominant, and Quinton Coples is showing promise every time he steps onto the field.
The Jets had poor drafts in 2009 and 2010, and they are feeling those effects now. Tannenbaum is certainly on a short leash from now on, but he deserves at least one more chance to turn things around before getting kicked out of his own party.