He is also very aggressive in bringing in the veteran talent, whether by free agency or the trade market. And trades are not always easy to pull off in football. Whether the moves have been successful or ended badly, he has tried to fill holes, and aggressively. Look at the history: Brett Favre, Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes, Bart Scott, the list goes on. Even Tim Tebow, dare I say it. I mean, you all know by now, in chapter and verse, how I feel about Tim Tebow being here. But like it or not, Tannenbaum strongly believes he will better the football team. I wasn’t with the Jet Press in 2008, but I also hated bringing in Brett Favre, but again, Tanny thought it was the right move at the time.
I mean, who can argue with his record? Not many people in any capacity with the New York Jets can claim a winning record, but Tannenbaum can. The Jets are 51-45 during his tenure as the general manager, with 3 playoff appearances.
What is my point here? After watching the Rangers make their 2011-2012 exit a couple of nights ago, it got me thinking about the Jets. Specifically, where we have been the last few years. We have had our disappointments, but as Jets fans, were are far too used to them.
But we have also been a lot more successful than we are used to. This “Life with Mikey” has been pretty good. We haven’t taken into account the 2012 draft, since obviously they haven’t played yet. I disagree with the take that a lot of experts have, that the Jets draft was not any good.
We have to put our faith in Mike Tannenbaum. He hasn’t steered us wrong much, and has our best intentions. Remember, he has bascially drafted our whole starting offense.
Many of us, myself included, talk about how we could do his job. Have faith in him, he will get us to the promised land. It will happen.