New York Jets Takeover Case Study

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Under the coaching of Weeb Ewbank, the 1969 New York Jets made their first, and last, Super Bowl appearance for the next 42 years (Freier, 20). During these years, the Jets have had promising plays, players and coaching staffs, but always ended in an unsuccessful Super Bowl attempt. Breaking down a season by players, plays and unfixable mistakes on the field can provide a reason for a team’s poor performance. The downfall of the 2011 New York Jets was an end result of the lack of teamwork and mismanagement in the coaching department. As a result of so many failed attempts, the blame has been heavily put onto the quarterback, Mark Sanchez. In only two seasons, Sanchez has more postseason wins than any other quarterback in the franchise (Freier, 20). Statistics show that Mark Sanchez has played very well during each AFC championship game, ultimately showing that he is not the only liable source to blame (Reiter, 76). Through the past few seasons, under head coach Rex Ryan, the coaching staff has been at blame as well. In a game, mismanagement and misunderstanding makes Sanchez look disorganized and unprofessional, placing the blame solely on him. When the defense and offense cannot work in harmony and coaches do not communicate, both units fail and cause a loss (Shpigel).…show more content…
On December 24, 2011 the Jets took on the Giants for a rival of the fittest. This game ultimately lit the road to the Super Bowl. At this point in the season, both teams needed the win (Marcus, 48). Jets’ fans sat happily as the Jets were winning at the approach of the second half. It was 3rd and ten at the Jets one yard line and looked promising. But as the New York Jets history will show, nothing is set in stone. Victor Cruz of the New York Giants ran 99 yards for a touchdown that changed the entire game. In the end, the giants came out victorious and went on to be the Super Bowl champions once again

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