Mike Tannenbaum is a wanted man with Jets fans these days. After watching the preseason, seeing the offense score 1 touchdown, and nearly get their quarterback killed thanks to Wayne Hunter, it’s understandable. People are genuinely worried about where this team is going, especially offensively. Many people want Mike out of town.
His career has not been all bad as general manager of the New York Jets, as we have outlined on this site before. Guys like Nick Mangold, David Harris, and Darrelle Revis, among others, would not be New York Jets if it wasn’t for Mike Tannenbaum. People forget that when assesing his time with the Jets. However, sports are a “what have you done for me lately” business. As a general manager, you are only as good as your last move.
After looking at this roster, especially after yesterday’s moves, you have to wonder. Has Mike Tannenbaum lost his vision for the Jets offense?
Oh, Mike hasn’t lost his vision for the Jets defense, that is for sure. The Jets needed to improve the pass rush and the safety position, as well as overall team speed. From what we saw in the preseason, Tannenbaum accomplished that goal. Antonio Allen was a curious choice to be waived, but Quinton Coples is turning out to be quite the beast. Yes, it is preseason, but being tied for the league lead in sacks can’t be a bad sign.