State Of The League: New York Jets

Brian LumpkinContributor IMarch 31, 2009

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets drops back to pass the ball during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 21, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jets 13-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Oh what a disappointing season Brett Favre gave Jets fans. Does everyone remember the Jets fans with their signs asking for Favre?  I do.  I also remember them bashing him (as well they should have) when he began to, well, play like Favre.

Being an old Packers fan, deep deep deep deep down inside I wanna still like him. I want to think that if you were to get a jackhammer and spend a couple days hammering the douche off of him, there is a decent guy in there somewhere.

I think Favre heard my yearnings, and decided to spend his last two years showing me, I was wrong. He is an older more refined T.O, causing problems with management, ownership, and the locker room, thinking he was too good to be second best.

He finally has hung up the cleats and I’m glad the football world can finally put the Favre pseudo-legacy behind us. The Jets taking Favre wasn’t the worst idea in the world.  Favre looked like he was going through a resurgence to finish his career on top.

Meanwhile, Chad Pennington was sitting on his hands, to get the stranger affect in between plays. Oh how the tides turned. Pennington went on to have a GREAT season while Favre did what Favre does best, not Finish. 

Poor Mangini didn’t have a chance. He got fired for the poor performance of Favre. Management should have known going in that you don’t coach Favre, he plays the way he wants.

The new coach, ex-Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, has been busy this offseason.

With only six of 19 free agents not signed somewhere, and the addition of ILB Bart Scott, also from the Ravens, they look like a team that could contend.

Oh, wait, they don’t have a QB.

Can you count on Kellen Clemens? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 

What the hell are you waiting for? Favre’s decision (by the way, he made it)? 

Get the load out, pick up a free agent or do you try your luck in the draft?

Free Agent QB’s available (of note) are: Byron Leftwich, Joey Harrington, and Jeff Garcia.

There are a lot more that you’ve heard of, but they all are really bad, so I won’t mention them. 

They already lost three starters, TE Chris Baker to the Pats, ILB Eric Barton to the Browns, and WR Laverneous Coles to the Bengals

I have no idea how deep the Jets are, but I have this feeling they aren’t gonna have a great season.  

New coach, no QB, loss of some key players, doesn’t really add up to great season. We will soon see I guess.