Jets should not start over

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Browns are prepared to fired their coach and GM after their season finale.

They are starting over once again.

Their theme song should be John Lennon’s “Just Starting Over.”

Every few years, they blow it up, and start over again.

Even though the Jets are coming off a disappointing season, they should not blow it up, and start from scratch. That would be a mistake.

The Jets have a sound defensive system under Rex Ryan. For most of Rex’s time with the team, that side of the ball ahs been solid.

While the special team’s have been inconsistent this year, Mike Westhoff’s system is sound, and he’s handing the baton to war hero Ben Kotwica, who is more than ready to handle the job. Kotwica will likely keep most of what Westhoff does, with a few tweaks here and there.

On offense, the Jets have a tough decision to make. Was it the chicken or the egg – the coordinator or the quarterback? It’s hard to succeed on offense, no matter who the coordinator is, if the quarterback is struggling.

If the Jets do change the offensive coordinator spot, and bring in a somebody like Cam Cameron or Norv Turner, it would set some of their young offensive players back, with their third playbook in three years.

However, if they keep the defensive and special team’s systems, it won’t be the end of the word. At least 2/3rds of the schemes and playbooks will remain intact.

It’s just not a good idea to continually start over and change.

Because when you do that, you fall further behind the teams with great continuity, like New England and Green Bay.

But whatever they do, they should bring in Bill Parcells as a consultant to give the powers-that-be some sage direction.


Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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