Fair points but a couple things to keep in mind..
1. It's fashionable to say it's Rex's players..or Mangini's players..but other than input the personnel of this organization falls on Tannenbaum/Bradway.Nobody else.
2. The Jets window for contention was 2008 to 2010. They had some minor holes..but for the most part they fielded an extremely talented, complete team. Jets gambled away SOME long term for the short term to try & get over the top. It didn't work. Granted, they haven't come out & admitted it to the public..but this current team IS in somewhat of a rebuilding project. So if you want to say that Rex has "his guys" now..fine..but there are obvious holes on this team who don't exactly represent Rex's handpicked talent.
3. No doubt the Jets need to get the PR situation resolved. But a large portion of it is a result of losing. The jets go back to winning & you'll see all those former players aligning themselves as Rex lovers/apologists. That's just the way the sports media world works right now. Jets open up their operation more than any other franchise in football. Therefore, they are more subject to the trials & tribulations of the sports media world. What you end up w/ is extreme peaks & valleys. Win & it isn't an issue. It's that simple.
do you think they sold their soul for that 2 year window? with the type of guys they brought in and the 1 year deals and the blatant dismissal of quite a few really key 2nd tier players?
the pr situation just makes everything 10 times worse. i think things would be alot less volatile if it werent for the whole everyone can say whatever they want mentality and bravado that has been displayed in the past.