Is Braylon Edwards a Game Changer for Mike Tannenbaum?

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December 9, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) runs back to the locker room before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow. Many of you are not going to be happy to hear me say this, but this was another example of being short-sighted. This is not an indictment of Tim’s abilities by any stretch. My point is this, whether you are a fan of Tim’s or you are not, he wasn’t brought here as a long term solution at quarterback, that isn’t Woody’s way. When the Jets don’t make the playoffs, Woody makes a short term splash. This time, it was Tim Tebow. More evidence that Woody is short-sighted.

Now bring it back to Mike Tannenbaum. He likes to talk a lot about giving the fans a winner, because that is what they deserve. But he hasn’t done that. We have been calling for change to this roster, and there have not been a lot of moves, as we outlined earlier. The defense has, at times, been as slow as it was last year, and the offense is not screaming with weapons. Therefore, the head of Mike Tannenbaum has been there for the taking.

But this week, that all changed. Mike Tannenbaum, despite being indirectly called an “idiot” by this player, claimed and was awarded Braylon Edwards. The Mike Tannenbaum bashing has stopped, at least for now. He brought in a wide receiver that has a great chance to make a contribution now. The Jets had a void at wide receiver, and took steps to fill it by the signing. It is not that they have permanently fixed the roster, but they made a good step in that direction.

Wood Johnson is a short-sighted guy, evidenced by the recent past. Long term, Mike Tannenbaum really hasn’t done a lot to keep his job going forward. But short term, he has. He made a move that has resonated with the fan base, and may be a successful one at the same time. In determining whether or not to bring this guy back, Woody Johnson will take this into account. Will this type of move take Woody’s short-sighted eyes away from the overall job, and make them focus on the recent move?

The answer to that, may unfortunately be yes.

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