Squawker Lisa, just one more quick one on the Jets.
Willie Randolph was supposed to bring the winning tradition of the Yankees and Joe Torre's multiple rings to the Mets.
Randolph had some success with the Mets, leading his team to the playoffs in the 2006 season.
The following year, Randolph's team should have made the playoffs, but the team choked down the stretch.
Eric Mangini was supposed to bring the winning tradition of the Patriots and Bill Belichick's multiple rings to the Jets.
Mangini has had some success with the Jets, leading his team to the playoffs in the 2006 season.
Two years later, Mangini's team should have made the playoffs, but the team choked down the stretch.
There are other similarities. In both cases, ownership spent to give the team's leader the pieces he needed to win. The Jets have seven Pro Bowlers this year.
And in both cases, the team's leader was increasingly criticized for his strategic decisions. Actually, this comparison is not fair to Randolph - he never had a big game with as many strategic blunders as Mangini did Sunday.
Randolph was fired on a trip to the West Coast. Mangini has now had four disastrous trips out West. Whether it's in the middle of the night or the light of day, it's time for Mangini to go.