Jets said they were going to make a GM hire by Thursday. Friday afternoon and they still haven't hired anyone. Typical Jets.
Though I do see that the frontrunner is this guy from the Seahawks, John Itchy? John Idiot? Whatever, apparently he is a guy who has no real personnel background.
Overall? How can you retain an elite title when you go 8-8 and miss the playoffs? I get that a great team can have a down year, but the Jets have gone 3 out of 4 seasons struggling to win 9 games. These past 2 seasons show that they were never elite to begin with.
It doesn't matter who we hire, Jet fans will say it's a good move and opposing fans will bash it. The truth is none of us will know until the new GM has a chance to prove himself.
Bal plays in a division w/o NE in it, it's a little easier tow in than the AFC East despite the rest of the division stinking(the 2 teams that are always bad).
through 3 years they had the most title game apps, most playoff wins in AFC, tied for most in NFL. That's elite overall through 3 though the actuall elite years were '09 & '10.
NE has averaged 12 wins per season the last 4 years
Pitt has averaged 10
Bal won the division w/ 10 wins this year, 10 wins wouldn't have been good enouhg to beat out NE any of the 4 years. we may have won in 2009, we did whip the North champs on the road inthe playoffs that year.
Bal has won at least 11 games three out of the last 5 seasons. The Jets won 11 games just once. The Ravens won 12 games in 2010 and 2011. The Jets have won 12 games in a season just once in franchise history. NE went 10-6 in 2009 and 12-4 this year. The Ravens won their 2 division titles with 10 and 12 wins. I am not saying it isn't tough to win the division with NE in it, but it isn't easy to win a division with Pitt in it either.