Did Cohen lite a fire under Woody?

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  1. Cman68

    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    For decades, The Mets and the Jets were two of the worst owned franchises in NYC. The Mets did have more success than the Jets but for the most part, both teams really weren't relevant roughly at the same time. Suddenly, Cohen buys the Mets, dumps the Wilpons and spends huge money upgrading the Roster and the Venue.

    Now the Mets are the talk of the town. Even the Knicks are enjoying a fair amount of success with Guitar Jimmy Dolan pulling the strings and Leon Rose carrying out the plan. The Jets lost 6 straight games to end their season. Bad losses with some on national tv of all places.

    Suddenly, Woody finds his entry in the NY Sports world at the bottom of the barrel. He realized he is in competition for the PR and lets face it, dollars. He needed to make a splash. Perhaps not on the scale of Cohen, but a splash nonetheless.

    Derek Carr never really was a consideration as long as Rodgers was in play. One gets the feeling that as time goes on, Woody will start to lean on JD to get this deal done. The Jets need to make a splash and Rodgers is exactly that. The fear is that Woody will sacrifice too much in the form of draft picks to make this deal happen in his Ahab like pursuit of Rodgers. JD will have to hold the line here against both GB and Woody Johnson. If JD pulls this off? His legacy in NY will begin to trend upwards.

    With the Mets sparing no expense and making splashy signings, Woody has to make the Rodgers pursuit happen and his team needs to make a run this year. Woody doesn't have to give a mandate, but its clearly one in place..

    Team is at a crossroads. One wrong move and we're back to palookaville. Rodgers pans out? The Jets will be back in the spotlight. This is a sport, but you cannot ignore the entertainment factor in play here.
     
  2. Jets69

    Jets69 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing has changed with either franchise, Cohen blows money like a hooker in Vegas on meth, but the end result is still the same, Padres series was a joke, same old Mets
     
  3. NJJets

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    Woody is 76 years old. If anything has lit a fire under him it’s the prospect of impending death.
     
  4. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    Yeah... it's the same fire that was under Hess
     
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    Terrible Terrible take
     
  6. jets4848

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    I hate Woody but Steve Cohen really has no salary cap and doesn't give a crap about luxury tax, if the Nfl has no Salary cap half the owners would be acting like Steve Cohen right now and every good player would be receiving Trout Money. Can't compare but Woody sucks as a owner definately bottom 5 and will always will be.
     
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  7. Cman68

    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    If you look at the two ballparks, its night and day between Citi Field and MetLife. Far more attention was paid to the "experience" of Citi Field and that's Cohen's doing. Woody has to do something to improve the MetLife ambience as it is just a cold mausoleum whereas Citi Field is more like a party. If Woody is hellbent on winning on the field, perhaps he should be making MetLife a true homefield advantage instead of what it is.. There's no cap on what can be spent off the field to improve the venue. Otherwise, the product on the field will have to drastically improve to make the trip to Citi Field worthwhile. Woody is pushing for a winner on the field. Perhaps he'll take a lesson from Cohen and push for a winner surrounding the field.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    The problem is that all it did is make him a more aggressive drunken moron.
     
  9. ColoradoContrails

    ColoradoContrails Well-Known Member

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    You mean invest more money into making the "live" experience better at the same time the NFL is going in the opposite direction? I don't think so.

    A better investment - if perhaps somewhat crazy - is to build "NY Jets Clubs" in lots of locations where fans could gather in comfort and be able to get to without spending lots of time and gas money, and they could watch the games on big screens and have unobstructed views. It's where the NFL has been heading for a long time now. The ROI for owners and the NFL is much better if they don't have to build and maintain stadiums and all the money spent in support of the "live" experience.
     
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    Maybe this lit a fire under Woody.

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  11. KWJetsFan

    KWJetsFan Well-Known Member

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    That's just gross and sad. If people accuse our fan base of being awful, this is why.
     
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    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    I guess we're supposed to be happy and cheerful and supportive.. ??
     
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    we have been one of the worst teams in all of sports…we’ve won ONE championship like 50 years ago, we’ve won exactly 4 division titles in our history…let that sink in….forget AFC champions, forget Superbowls…we can’t even win our division!

    This latest streak of 12 years and counting on playoffs is just another sign…

    Being a Jets fan is more misery than just about any other team….I’m sure Detroit and Cleveland fans can relate as they are in the same boat…
     
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    There have been teams in every professional sport that perennially are doormats. These teams futility wasn't measured in years but in decades. Eventually many of them either folded or moved to other cities as long suffering fans finally realized that they would never be rewarded for their undying support. The Jets are on the cusp of that happening to them IMO. If they don't start delivering some hope in the form of playoff wins and a SB appearance or two soon, they will become the team formerly known as the NY Jets.
     
  15. Ralebird

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    What do the "NY Jets Clubs" do the other 348 days of the year?
     
  16. Ralebird

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    Actually Citifield was in development and opened years before Cohen had even his initial 8% stake in the Mets. I'm sure he has been instrumental in keeping the tradition of continuously upgrading the building and offerings since he took over as witnessed by the installation this year of a much larger scoreboard and video display.

    Fan friendly and amenity laden venues have been de rigueur in all the major league since at least the 1990s - that doesn't mean that the ownership of every team cares to offer a decent experience if they believe they can substantially fill the place anyway, or at least sell the tickets.
     
  17. TwoHeadedMonster

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    As a Jets fan and Tigers fan...

    I'm going to take a nap.
     
  18. dmw

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    Yes, it's possible, but the rebuilding started 3 seasons ago. The plan was that Zach Wilson would be an above average to top 5 QB by now and that didn't work out. Thus, the Jets needed to alter the plan and they need a good QB right now and Aaron Rodgers is available. Many of the players are in place for a SB run. Add Rodgers and a few more and you have a top 5 roster.
     
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  19. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    "Gross", hahaha. I don't know why that struck me so funny. "You're a Jets fan?" "Yeah . . . " "Gross!"
     
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