Clifton Park, NY – What a wild and crazy final week of the regular season.
The New York Jets were bounced from playoff contention, the Chip Kellyless Philadelphia Eagles possibly spoiled Tom Coughlin’s last game as the head coach of the New York Giants and Peyton Manning made his great return. Wow!
What better way to start 2016 than with a fresh set of Ebs’ Hot Takes?
Here we go!
Fitzmagic had the best season of his career and arguably the best campaign in franchise history in 2015 and he still found a way to cost the Jets a spot in the playoffs Sunday. A passer rating of 42.7 and three interceptions is not what you want from your quarterback with the playoffs on the line.
Plus, the Jets were facing a Buffalo Bills team minus nine Week 1 starters. Nine!
I’d also like to point out that Sammy Watkins routinely burned Darrelle Revis once again. The second-year receiver is proving that he’ll be a star in this league next season.
Revis Island, party of one under the name Watkins.
Stay away from Doug Marrone. Look Cleveland, you haven’t gotten a lot of your head coaching hires incorrect in the past few tries, and choosing Doug Marrone as the next guy to put in charge might be the worst one yet.
Marrone coached the Buffalo Bills to a 9-7 record and literally quite on the team less than a week later last season. Who wants that?
And once he became a free agent, Marrone went from a highly coveted head coaching prospect to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive line coach. Yeesh.
Stay away from Doug Marrone!!!
It’s time to walk away from the game Tom Coughlin. I wrote a column about this topic a couple of weeks ago at my paper, The Saratogian, and my opinion remains the same; it’s time for Tom Coughlin to walk away from the Giants and the NFL.
There’s a point in almost every head coach’s career that the game passes them by. Coughlin has reached that point.
It’s not that Coughlin’s not a good coach, because he is, but at this point in his career the NFL is changing too much and the Giants coach hasn’t been able to adjust.
It’s time for a great era to end in the Meadowlands.