I'm not a fan of the NY Jets, but Paul Hackett is 100% responsible for the Jets loss on Thursday night.
He insists on running the "West Coast" offense, even after Chad Pennington's injury. He did the same thing last season, even though Curtis Martin was out with injury, the offensive line was banged up and Vinny Testeverde was the QB. He refused to adapt his horseshit philosophy after opening up 1-3 and blamed Vinny. Thanks to the iron will of Herm Edwards and great play by Pennington, the Jets made a great run the rest of the way.
After Pennington's injury, you would think that Hackett would try and adapt to Vinny's strenghts and throw the ball down field instead of non-stop screen passes and 3 yard outs, but guess again. On Thursday night they threw the ball down field two times! And every time they needed a first down they threw one of those goddamn 3 yard outs. Madden and Michaels kept killing the play calling, but didn't indict him by name.
Fuck Paul Hackett!
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See, when I saw the fantasy football show they had on Spike, I was wondering why they insisted Hackett was the worst offensive coordinator in the league. I thought that honor went to John Shoop. But after seeing some of the highlights of the Thursday game, I'm not gonna disagree. He's calling 6 yard plays on third and 8. What the hell is WRONG with him? I mean, really, you'd think you would call a play that's going to get you however many yards you need on THIRD DOWN. -_-
Of course, a good question to ask is: Since Vinny can't run the West Coast offense, why do they still have him around and not have a backup QB who actually works within the system?
Time to do a Red Sox pennant chase supply list: Arsenic: check. Cyanide: check. Booze: check. Fully loaded gun for full chamber Russian Roulette: check. Ok, I'm prepared, let the pennant race commence.
I think that regardless of who's quarterbacking, Hackett is awful. Redsox does bring up a good point of Testeverde not quite fitting within the system, but IMO, even with the absolute perfect QB in there Hackett could do a good job of ruining a drive.
And I say this as a Jets fan.
Oh, and since I need some hope on Sundays...
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I don't think the Rams/Bucs game from Sept. 2000 (Bucs 38, Rams 35) got the respect it deserved. It made it to the second of three rounds of voting, but it is possibly the most exciting game I have ever seen, Monday Night or otherwise.