NY Jets Fire Coach Mangini

NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini got the official kick off – fired this morning, after the team failed to make the playoffs following yesterday’s loss to their former quarterback Chad Pennington and the Miami Dolphins. From The NY TImes:

When the Jets were 8-3, coming off victories at New England and at Tennessee, the front office discussed giving Mangini a contract extension. But losses in four of the team’s final five games prompted conversations among team officials about whether Mangini had lost control of his players. By Sunday night, the decision had been made to fire him, and Mangini learned Monday morning that he was out of a job.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Mangeius was cluless once the game started. He couldn’t make adjustments on the fly that typifies a champion coach.

  2. YAAAAAAWWWWWWNNNNN, talk about a slow news day. I can’t wait for the season to be over so they stop taking up 3-6 hours for a one hour “game” while pre-empting other shows.

  3. Blame the network, not the sport, Pokey. Are you really that desperate to watch 60 Minutes? At least Fox finally wised up and no longer schedules shows at 7:30 during the football season (sadly, too late to save the spot of brilliance that was Futurama).

  4. Lately, while watching NFL games, I’ve been completely turned off by the amount of time spent on beer, Viagra, truck, and other assorted dumb ass commercials.
    A network broadcast of an NFL game has become a giant commercial segment with smaller slices of game action interspersed within. Most games aren’t worth watching due to poor play or lopsided contests.
    The Jets totally sucked a** the last few games. I’m glad for Chad. He’s got to feel like a million bucks right now.

  5. This great evil. Where does it come from? How’d it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who’s doin’ this? Who’s killin’ us? Robbing us of life and light. Mockin’ us with the sight of what we might’ve known. Does our ruin benefit the earth? Does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine? Is this darkness in you, too? Have you passed through this night?

  6. The Patriots needed to win their final game ang get a little help to go to the playoffs this season.
    The Jets killed their playoffs hopes last weekend.
    They were playing their LAST game.
    The Patriots needed to beat the Bills….AND they needed the Ravens to beat the Jaguars AND the Jets to beat to beat Miami.
    The Patriots played at 1pm and beat the Bills….step 1 checked off.
    The Ravens / Jaguars play at 4:15. So do the Jets and Dolphins.
    Halftime finds the Ravens on top of the Jags 24-7 while the Jets are losing to the Dolphins 14-9. A deafening silence grips Foxboro. Belichick, the Miss Congeniality of the NFL, bristles with the recognition that he now must root for the Jets, a fate he finds to be worse than death.
    Early in the 3rd the Jets score, nail a 2 pointer and take the lead 17-14. The Ravens pack on 3 more for a 27-7 lead. Foxboro feels better.
    And then it happens. The Jets look up at the score in Baltimore. A wildly circulating rumor sweeps through the Jets sidelines and finally reaches Mangini. The report out of Foxboro says Belichick is lighting candles. Mangini gets pissed and notes that the Ravens are doing their part to advance the playoff hopes the Pats cling to. How can this be happening? Mangini chokes on the realization that a win in NJ will not bring back the playoff taste he had in his mouth until the blows in December ripped it away. Insult tops injury almost stopping his heart when he sees he might soon gift his hated nemesis a chance for new life. The fates have dealt him the cruelest blow yet!
    So on to the 4th. The Ravens tidy it all up and look forward to post season. The Jets seemed to stop playing in the 3rd and the Dolphins take over with a 24-17 lead. Belichick’s mouth is foaming and he looks wildly about for small animals to torture. Then it’s all over in NJ and the NE coach implodes.
    But I heard some folks say Mangini’s eyes shone through their darkness with an eerie glow as the corners of his mouth twitched up just a bit. His 3 years in NJ ended with 23 wins and 26 losses, but not one loss would ever be as special as the one that caused Belichick’s veins to burst. Maybe, just maybe, he is leaving the Jets with a loss he can love?

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