Tuesday was a busy day for the NY Jets. First, they found their new General Manager. His name is Mike Maccagnan. Try saying that three times fast. Maccagnan has worked for the Houston Texans since their inception. Then, four hours later, they found their new Head Coach. His name is Todd Bowles. He is the former defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, and his deal is reportedly for 4 years and just north of $4 million per year.
In choosing Maccagnan, the Jets are taking the opposite approach they took with former General Manager, John Idzik. Idzik was supposed to be a number crunching, ‘Salary Cap Genius’, instead, he flopped right on his face. This time around, they are going with a former talent scout. Maccagnan had moved up the ranks of the Texans organization over the last 14 years until he arrived at the title of Director of College Scouting. It is an understandable but interesting hire by the Jets, and I’d say the jury will have to reserve judgment until Maccagnan has a crack at free agency and the draft. Then we will see what the wolves of NY have to say for themselves.
As for Bowles, it’s par for the course, as the Jets bring in another great defensive mind. Bowles helped lead the quarterbackless Cardinals to an 11-5 record last season. I enjoy me some defense, but is that really what the Jets need? Jets fans everywhere better hope and pray that Maccagnan and Bowles come up with a magic spell to conjure a creative offensive coordinator out of thin air. Oh, and they need a quarterback, a wide receiver, a running back, a tight end, and 2 cornerbacks….but hey, that’s just details, details. Maccagnan and Bowles have a tall order in front of them. Hopefully Woody Johnson and company will be patient, and give them two or three years to rebuild (such an ugly word that rebuild is). Normally, rebuilding is unacceptable in New York, but the Jets aren’t the only team starting from scratch around here. They will be following in the Knicks footsteps. Oh, how the times have changed.
What do you think about these two hires?? Do you like them, love them, or hate them??
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