December 29, 2008

ACKBASSWARDS:

Jets Fire Head Coach Eric Mangini ESPN, 12/29/08)

The Jets started the season 8-3 under quarterback Brett Favre, beating New England and Tennessee on the road in consecutive weeks and raising visions among fans of the team's first Super Bowl trip since 1969.

But they went 1-4 in their final five games, losing to Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Miami and barely beating Buffalo. They did not reach the postseason for the second straight year despite an offseason spending spree that included a trade for Favre after his retirement and return at Green Bay.

The 39-year-old Favre had just two touchdown passes and nine interceptions in those final five games. He led the league in interceptions with 22 and complained after Sunday's 24-17 loss to Miami of pain in his right shoulder and neck.

As the Jets' season sank with four losses in the last five games, so did Eric Mangini's stock in ESPN.com's SportsNation NFL coach approval ratings.

Tannenbaum said Monday the organization wants the 39-year-old Favre to return for 2009 and fulfill the final year of his contract.


If he'd benched Favre yesterday the Jets would have won, yet they fire Mangenius and bring back the qb?

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2008 10:43 AM
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