NY Jets Need to Hire Doug Pederson as Next Head Coach

Matt Marciano argues that the Jets should hire Doug Pederson.

Okay Jets fans…. buckle up as what I am about to say may not be a popular position. The Jets should hire the former Eagles coach, who was fired by the team last night to be their next head coach. Pederson would bring successful head coaching experience, a Super Bowl ring as a head coach and the leadership that is needed to rebuild the NY Jets.

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A Look At Some of the Jets Head Coaching Options

Matt Marciano provides his thoughts on Jets HC candidates.

The New York Jets’ ownership this Sunday night, following the Jets 28-14 loss to the Patriots, finally did something right. They fired head coach Adam Gase after an abysmal 9-23 record in two years leading the Jets. The biggest decision of the tenure of GM Joe Douglas now looms large and that is finding a head coach that can change the culture of the Jets and to make the Jets a more competitive team moving forward. Here is a list I compiled of some of the candidates that the Jets should pursue (and not pursue). Some of these candidates the Jets have already received permission to speak to as part of their head coaching search.

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Jets Win Another Game, Lose Lawrence and Sam Darnold Still Struggles

Matt Marciano laments the Jets losing the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes and provides his opinion on how the number two overall pick should be used.

The New York Jets won their second game of the season, defeating a playoff team in the Cleveland Browns by a score of 23-16. In the process, the Jacksonville Jaguars lost once again, to the Chicago Bears. The Jags losing, combined with the Jets winning, has given the Jags the coveted first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and the right to pick a possible franchise altering quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.

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Jets Recap… There Goes Trevor Lawrence Jets Fans

Matt Marciano with initial reaction to the Jets first win of the year….

After seeing the Jets beat the Los Angeles Rams this afternoon, I have to admit, I am about done rooting for this team or following the team. The Jets needed to lose all of their remaining games, as the Jaguars do not seem to be winning a game anytime soon and now look like they will get the number one pick in the draft next year and get the quarterback that the Jets were meant to have lead their franchise for over the next decade, Trevor Lawrence.

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Week 14 Reaction – The Trevor Tank Rolls On

The New York Jets continue to prove in each of their games this season that they need a competent head coach next season, that they do not have the quarterback of the future in Sam Darnold and that they do not even try to play competitive in football games this entire season, with the exception being blown leads against the New England Patriots earlier this season and who could forget the embarrassing loss to the Las Vegas Raiders over a week ago.

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New York Jets Initial Reaction – Jets Keep Tanking for Trevor, Gregg Is Gone

Matt Marciano with initial reaction to the New York Jets dropping to 0-12 and quick thoughts from Joe Caporoso on the Gregg Williams firing

From JC on Gregg Williams: 

The Jets made the somewhat surprising decision to fire Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams today, as the clear scapegoat for yesterday’s loss to the Oakland Raiders. Williams was a pleasant surprise in 2019 and was the only major hire Adam Gase made that was not dragged along from his unsuccessful Miami years (Interim Defensive Coordinator Frank Bush was someone who was dragged). Williams was bad this year and has generally been overrated by fans but it is comical to see the media outcry around him needing to be canned immediately while ignoring Head Coach Adam Gase’s 0-12 record and 32nd ranked offense. For his inconsistencies, who do you think is a more respected figure in the Jets locker room, playing tic-tac-toe on his play sheet, throw everybody under the bus Gase or the maniac Williams? I am not sure it is close. Everybody is gone from this staff in a few weeks and this should actually help the tank in the short term as since Gase was hired, it has been the defense who has been the primary reason for most of the team’s victories and close games.

Now on to Matt’s article…

I have a confession to make – as a long-suffering, but proud, NY Jets fan, I was rooting for the Jets to lose yesterday to the Las Vegas Raider. I feel like I have suffered enough as a Jets fan and would like to start seeing some glimmer of hope for the Jets after what has been their most horrible season in team history.

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Remain Without a Win, Amen

Matt Marciano with his reaction to the New York Jets dropping to 0-11…

The New York Jets continued their embarrassing and forgettable season, dropping to 0-11 following a lopsided 20-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Sam Darnold continued to look horrible, throwing two interceptions, while journeyman (and former Jets quarterback) Ryan Fitzpatrick made it look easy against the Jets.

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Jets vs. Chargers – The Jets Fail to Takeoff Once Again

Matt Marciano with his initial reaction to the New York Jets dropping to 0-10…

At this point in the Jets disastrous and forgettable season, I cannot help but hope that the Jets continue to lose the remainder of their games. Yesterday the Jets, just like their last game against the Patriots, almost won the game. Fortunately for all of us that want to make sure the Jets get Trevor Lawrence with the first pick of the NFL Draft next year, we continue to have hope with each Jets loss that this dream will become a reality.

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Matt’s Week Nine Thoughts – Very Happy Jets Lost

Matt Marciano with his week 9 initial reaction to the New York Jets loss to the New England Patriots

I have to say that if this season was a normal season (which is hard to think of the Jets associated with “normal” in any given season) I would have loved to see the Jets wallop the Patriots, especially on Monday Night Football. It is clear that the Patriots are not the team they used to be, especially without Tom Brady, and this was a division in which the Jets could have taken if they actually had a competent coach and quarterback.

Of course that did not happen as the Jets are basement dwellers behind the likes of the Bills, Dolphins and Patriots in the AFC East, which was confirmed by the Jets losing to the Patriots, without having to play against Tom Brady, twice a year anymore, losing this game that they should have won by three points.

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What NY Jets Can Learn from Rutgers Football  

Matt Marciano on what the New York Jets can learn from Rutgers…

In addition to being a long-suffering NY Jets fan (that phrase definitely rings true this year), I am also a Rutgers Football fan. I grew up about twenty minutes from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and graduated from Rutgers. Yesterday watching Rutgers win their opening game of the season, in the return of Greg Schiano on the banks of the old Raritan, made me think of what the Jets can learn from the Rutgers football team.

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