Joe Douglas’s big New York Jets general manager moment has finally arrived: He needs to pick the right head coach to lead his team.
It has finally arrived. Joe Douglas‘s big moment is here, and there are no do-overs. There are no mulligans. There is no tomorrow.
The New York Jets are currently seeking their next head coach, which means Douglas is officially on the clock. Who he, Christopher Johnson and Hymie Elhai choose will greatly determine this current Jets era.
Everybody is under the assumption that general managers have to evaluate talent properly. The NFL draft is the lifeblood of every football organization, but it never stops there.
Properly evaluating head-coaching talent is a huge piece of it and what happens this month in regards to the Jets’ head-coaching situation will mean the world.
Thus far, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Arizona State co-defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis have completed interviews with the Jets. Several others have seen official interview requests be submitted by the Jets, but that’s just at the NFL level.
Names such as Matt Campbell and Pat Fitzgerald loom large at the collegiate level. Where Douglas goes with his pick is a fascinating topic.
For those Jets fans worried that Douglas’s input won’t be properly valued by ownership, worry not. Ownership is always involved in a head-coaching hire. That’s just the way it is in professional sports. As long as Christopher and Hymie lean on Douglas’s vision and opinion to the fullest, all will be well.
We also hit on Doug Pederson‘s masterful tank job in Week 17—one that should remind the media never to go too crazy on teams in the basement if sufficient tank evidence isn’t there. It took Pederson to show the world what a genuine tank job is, yet some pundits continue to believe Gregg Williams intentionally tanked the Jets against Las Vegas while Pederson did the right thing.
Finally, we preview the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs and make our picks. All of that and more on Sabo Radio 75.