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Gang Green fans have endured many a roller coaster season over the years, and 2000 proved to be no exception. Preseason coaching turmoil gave way to solid play for much of the year, before a late season collapse kept the Jets out of the playoffs.
On January 3, 2000, Bill Parcells resigned as Jets’ head coach following an 8-8 1999 season. Parcells, who attained a 29-19 record over three seasons with the Jets, said he could not make the commitment to coach the team going forward; as per Parcells’ wishes, Defensive Coordinator Bill Belichick assumed head coaching duties.
The coaching situation was far from resolved, however. Moments before his first media session the following day, Belichick handed President Steve Gutman a note that read, “I resign as H.C. of the N.Y.J.” After only one day as Jets’ head coach, Belichick was done. He explained that the instability of the team’s ownership situation—longtime owner Leon Hess had passed away in May, 1999—made h...
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The New York Jets feature some of the worst skill-position players in the NFL. Starting with the Quarterback situation the Jets are desperate for answers. Mark Sanchez has been a joke the last couple seasons, so the Jets went ahead and drafted West Virginia Quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th pick, searching for some kind of hope.
The future looks, well, suspect. You have a below...
Nick Mangold thinks Sanchez gives Jets best chance to win.
Center Nick Mangold of the New York Jets spoke publicly this week about the New York Jets quarterback competition. Mangold said that the majority of the Jets locker room believes Sanchez should start and gives them the best chance to win this season.
Sanchez is competing with second-round draft pick quarterback Geno Smith...
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith told Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network that he’s drastically improved with his knowledge of the Jets playbook.
“I’ve already made a giant leap,” Smith said. “Coming from a spread system where the biggest transition for me is going to be the footwork. It’s not as if I can’t do it, it’s the fact that I haven’t done...
You wouldn't think that a guy who posed for a GQ spread before he'd ever played a down in the NFL would have a problem with confidence. But according to a former teammate, that's exactly the issue with New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson told the New York Post that Sanchez is reluctant to let the ball fly.
The Jets are in a difficult position. They're head coach needs to win now, which would seem to indicate that Mark Sanchez has a good chance of starting over Geno Smith. In the long run, however, it would seem more beneficial to get Geno Smith up to speed sooner rather than later.
If what Smith says of himself is true, however, he could simplify the coming decision that Rex...
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BY DAN BEGNOCHEIn 2010, running back LaDainian Tomlinson was just a 10-year veteran trying to extend his career in a new city.Little did he know that his time during training camp would be under the watchful eye of a camera crew and weekly audience.Tomlinson's move from San Diego to New York coincidentally synced up with the team's hosting of HBO's Hard Knocks series...
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Bill Parcells is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The massive one they call the Tuna (most affectionately so, some derisively) says he regrets the way things...
Bill Parcells said he regrets the way in which he left the New England Patriots organization after the 1996 season, saying, "I was absolutely too headstrong."
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Former New York Jets running back LaDanian Tomlinson shares exactly why he wasn't the biggest fan of Hard Knocks back in 2010 and explains how it influenced locker room camaraderie.
Bill Parcells isn't the kind of man to admit many (if any) regrets publicly. The former New England Patriots coach may wear his New Jersey roots on his sleeve but not so his personal feelings.
That's why it was uncharacteristic for Big Tuna to admit that he left the Patriots after their forgettable Super Bowl XXXI loss after a power struggle with owner Robert Kraft and could...
"I regret leaving New England. Had we done things differently ... " Parcells told USA TODAY Sports. "I had a good young team there. I hated to leave that team, because I knew what we could do. I was absolutely too headstrong. And (owner Robert Kraft) might have been a little headstrong, too. I think both Kraft and myself, retrospectively, would have done things a little...
Bill Parcells, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3, has one haunting memory from his coaching career: leaving the New England Patriots and the way he handled things with owner Robert Kraft after the 1996 season.