Friday, June 30, 2006

Eric Mangini, fresh from coaching school

Maybe the New York Jets’ brand new coach, 35-year-old Eric Mangini, is the youngest in the NFL, but look who he had for a teacher: the New England Patriots’ Bill Bedichick. Too bad we'll be going up against the Patriots -- twice.

The Pats are the team to beat in the AFC East. Well, all right, we need to beat the Dolphins and the Bills as well. Wouldn't it be cool if Mangini could beat his former mentor at his own game? It can't hurt (us) that the Pats have lost some key components, the most noticeable being Adam Vinatieri.

Meanwhile, we have some guys coming back that I love to watch: Jonathon Vilma, Shaun Ellis, and Chad Pennington. A couple more reasons I want Jets tickets: to see what D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Trey Teague can do when they join Brandon Moore on our offensive line.