Oh Hey … Thanks!!!

Brian Bassett , TheJetsBlog.com

We never get to say it enough, but we wanted to wish everyone who is in some way part of this blog a BIG thank you.

Thank you for sticking with the site in 2012 in what turned out to be both a euphoric and dystopic year.  We couldn’t have done it without the legion of readers, commenters and behind-the-scenes folks who make this blog what it is.  I’ll be honest and say that the year didn’t come without it’s share of roadblocks — sometimes a season will take us where we don’t want to go, focusing on topics we’d rather not.  And 2008 & 2012 will live in infamy for that very reason.

All the same, we still had a blast.  The Jets may have not won the Super Bowl, but we all agree that it is our most fervent hope that they will get there — and soon.  There’s a lot of roads the Jets might take to get there and while fans might not agree all the time, it’s important we remember we’re all one big family.  Eight years ago I started a simple Blogspot site out of the desperation of living in Boston, and now it’s become something we’re so proud of — mostly because of the hard work of you, our readers and commenters.

In addition, I’d like to thank Bent, Kristian Dyer, Eric Weeks, Jake Steinberg, Angel Navedo, Jordan, Dan Marcus, and Corey Griffin who do a great job in helping me to keep the site up and running all the time.  Behind the scenes, the awesome folks at SNY like Adam Rotter, Matt Cerrone, Jeff Goldman, Jason Potere and many others that do much of the work that’s seamless to the readers.

So, here’s to hopefully seeing this team get back on track in 2013, the offseason will be long and full of terrors, but we’re going to be here every day doing what we love doing and hope you’ll be here too.

Happy New Year and Go Jets!




13 comments
Dan Waters
Dan Waters

"The decision to retain Coughlin and Reese appears to be the right one."

You were just saying not more than two weeks ago that the Giants needed to replace Coughlin.  

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

As for the mock drafts being published. It is way too early for any mock draft to be taken seriously. Once the under classmen announce their intentions (Jan 15) and after the combine results are in; then we can take stock in these mock drafts.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

John,

If the Giants retain Fewell they will be reliving a nightmare that they have been experiencing for the past 2 seasons. Bad move if this happens.

greekgod
greekgod

It looks like giants fans will be heart  broken again next year.....Mara made a mistake by not letting the coaching staff sent out to green pastures. The best the  team could do is an 8-8 record and miss the playoffs again. Will McAdoo take over in 2016; probably yes but not certain if  things don't go well for Eli.

Keeping the same coaching staff is a big mistake; Reese made many mistakes himself and is being lionized  for drafting Beckham....one super star in the last five years.....big deal. Next year  both Reese and TC will hit the road....in sports its not what you have done earlier but what are doing now. PERIOD!

spider43
spider43

John, I disagree with the entire premise that the Giants have had two strong drafts in a row. This last draft was the strongest if his by far from drafts he's had in the last 3 or 4 years, but it ought to be when you consider how awful they were with their Win/Loss record. Even with that, Reese wastes his picks constantly on projects. The time for that is over. I don't trust him with a draft board, and he was lucky in spite of himself for selecting Beckham over Zach Martin or Aaron Donald. We need players like that, but I'm grateful for Beckham at least. Glad to be proven wrong about him.

spider43
spider43

For Fewell to be considered "safe" is beyond comprehension, and if the Giants fall flat again next year no matter what the circimstances are (injury, age, ineffective schemes), this will be the straw that finally breaks Coughlin's back. I am apoplectic why Coughlin is being allowed to keep Fewell. It's not only the wrong defense, but it's a defense past it's prime, and a passive one at that. This is a terrible decision, and I will not be the least bit surprised if this comes back to bite the Giants as a whole next year. This is mindless insanity, expecting a different result with Fewell in charge of the defense every year we've missed the playoffs and have gotten worse record-wise as a result. Coughlin's loyalty to his coaches, particularly Fewell and Quinn, at the very least are misplaced and misguided.

Bo Beck
Bo Beck

Here's an idea how about signing Peterson and Cameron if both are out there. Release Schwartz who really was no help. And you should get a healthy Beason back as well as Prince.

Use the draft on defense and this will be a playoff team.

jayhawkey
jayhawkey

@Michael Stewart  I don't know what to think about Fewell. One moment I'm thinking that no defensive Coach could've won many games with that 2nd string, makeshift defense out there. The next moment I'm thinking that his schemes suck and the upbeat, defensive game has passed him bye. There must be something that Coughlin sees in him and also the players that ran to his defense...(no pun)....So I guess his record speaks for itself and we are stuck with him for at least one more year. Keeping him makes me uncomfortable...I hope I'm wrong.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@Bo Beck The Giants should be wise and release Beason as he is due to make $7,366.666M in 2015.If they release him, they will only be responsible for $2,366.666M of dead Money. That's a $5M savings. That could go along way improving a team with many holes.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Bo Beck  There is no such thing as a healthy Jon Beason that will last the entire season. That's why the Giants were able to get him from the Panthers for a 7th Rd Pk.

rico
rico

@Bo Beck Beason injured his toe, and made a one game comeback this season only to reinjure it again. Wouldn't logic dictate that Beason will likely never recover from his toe injuries?  The Giants have spent a lot of time and money waiting for chronically injured players to return to health and suffered for it.  It seems like they banked on the return of Snee, Bass, Wilson, Beason, and now Shwartz.  I don't think it would be wise to expect Beason or Shwartz to recover.  Fix those positions with healthy players and then if Beason/ Shwartz are healthy invite them to camp to prove their durability.  Get Ndamukong Suh to step on their toes..as a test.

jayhawkey
jayhawkey

@Michael Stewart @Bo Beck Yeah like replacing Beason ? because even with Mr toe he's a helluva lot better than any linebacker they have now. Cynical NY fans even voted to trash McClain on ESPN take em or trash em. Really?..the guy plays out of position all year, leads the team in tackles and is a locker room leader...and Giant fans say "trash him"? Maybe Reese will someday realize how important that position really is.

jayhawkey
jayhawkey

@Brian Webster @Bo Beck  The Giants evened that trade out as soon as Beason hit the field even though it was for the remainder of 13-14. He saved many games and they got their $$$ worth. I know he tanked for 14 but he is  a whole lot better than any linebacker they have on that roster as we type.  Expect him back full strength next season.....and Reese better add a solid free agent LB to help, put McClain back into his normal position and let Kennard grow into the all-pro he will be.