by Ryan Wilson
The holiday season doesn't bring good tidings for everybody. Just ask those head coaches who are spending the New Year cleaning out their offices.
As promised, Jets owner Woody Johnson held a 10 AM EST press conference to discuss the state of the franchise. Given that he'd just cannedEric Mangini, and that Brett Favre's future remains unclear, there was a lot to cover.
Johnson called Mangini a good coach; so good, in fact, that he saw fit to fire him after three seasons. Actually, he added the "he's just not a good fit for this team" caveat, which is a nice way of saying: "Yeah, Eric, it was either you or Brett, and, well, we're going with Favre."
Of course, this assumes that Brett will return in 2009. Johnson could only muster an "I hope so" when asked about that possibility, but he did point out that having an entire year in the offense should benefit both Favre and the offense. I'm skeptical, particularly since Favre is 39 and, well, he plays like it.
Apparently, some Jets players feel similarly:
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