Mike Tannenbaum Actually Sounds Delusional
By Alan Schechter
Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum does an interview in the hall after a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Look at that face to the right. Mike Tannenbaum’s face is certainly a face that has earned that expression, hasn’t he? He is a guy that has come under fire of late, and for good reason. The roster is seriously lacking in talent, and that falls on the GM, or in our case, the cap guy that has been put into the role of GM. In a “What have you done for me lately?” business, he has done very little.
Despite all of that, Tannenbaum seems to have a passive take on the team. He seems to think that things aren’t that bad. And after hearing him on WFAN with Mike Francesa yesterday, I honestly believe he might be delusional. For anyone that hasn’t heard it yet, you can take a listen by clicking here.
As much as I tried to avoid talking about it, I couldn’t let the weekend go by without talking about this interview. First of all, it was clear that Mike was very appreciative of the questions being asked, he certainly said it enough. It almost sounded like when Tebow said how “excited” he was. He was appreciative of the questions, but he didn’t really, what is it…answer the questions, yeah, that’s it. If there was a drinking game that involved taking a shot every time he made a generic statement about being 3-6, we would probably all still be pretty tanked by the time you are reading this post.
Secondly, whether you like Tim Tebow or not, but espeically the Tebow fans, doesn’t it make you sick to hear them keep referencing the “personal punt protector” stuff? Yes, they have executed some fake punts, fine. But to continue to site that as prove he has made a big impact on the team is just silly. Tim Tebow has not made an impact on the football team, period. No matter how often Rex, or now Mike, say otherwise, it just isn’t the case.
And thirdly, what team is Mike Tannenbaum watching? Seriously! Listen to the interview, he keeps talking about how they have “all played like a 3-6 team”, but then talks about how some games have been just one or two plays away. He referenced last week as an example! They lost 28-7 for God’s sake! He talked about how the 3rd and 1 changed the “complexity” of the game, and how a play can do that. He is right, to a point. But when you have lost games 30-9, 28-7, and 34-0, saying we are just a few plays away make you sound like a fool. A fool!
We all knew that Mike Tannenbaum had issues as a GM, long before we heard this interview. Now, after hearing it, you have to wonder what is going on in his brain. Or, if ANYTHING is going on in his brain.