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7 Decisions That Made Jets Fans Want to Jump Off a Cliff

We recently came upon the four year anniversary of the infamous butt fumble, a play that made Jets fans across the country throw up their Thanksgiving dinner. It was so pathetic, that after 40 weeks ESPN had to retire it from Not Top 10 contention because they believed, “nothing else could top it.”

To commemorate Sanchez eating ass, here are seven decisions that forged such an embarrassing moment and organization…

No. 7: Hiring Rex Ryan

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In January of 2009, instead of hiring a legitimate head coach, the Jets organization thought it would be a good idea to put a true locker room guy at the helm. The aforementioned locker room guy received continued support from owner Woody Johnson after posting a 26-38 record in his last four years and a posting a bizarre foot fetish video. I guess you can say Woody should’ve put said foot in his mouth (golf clap)…

No. 6: Passing on Warren Sapp for Kyle Brady

Buckle up. There’s going to be a lot of these…

As is tradition, the Jets went into the 1995 Draft needing…everything. But by some miracle, rumors of a failed drug test propelled reigning NCCA Defensive Player of the Year Warren Sapp out of the top 5. As the 6th, 7th, and 8th pick went by, and Sapp was still available, desperate Jets fans cried out, “We want Sapp!” Alas, management takes Kyle Brady, and the cycle continues…

No. 5: Passing on Jerry Rice

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Looking for a receiver in the 1985 NFL Draft, the Jets decided to make future three time Pro-Bowler and AFC Player of the Year Al Toon the first wide receiver off the board. Who’d they pass on? NFL MVP, Super Bowl XXIII MVP, NFL All Time Team member, and all-time touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards and all-purpose yards leader, Jerry Rice (closes eyes, takes deep breath, “serenity now”). That’s like Donald Sutherland taking $50,000 up-front instead of 15% of gross earnings ($20 million) as compensation for Animal House

No. 4: Signing Tebow

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After missing the playoffs in 2011 with an aging team and locker room issues, management knew only divine intervention could save the Jets for the next decade. Enter the prodigal son. Too bad he can’t throw a football…

No. 3: Passing on Ten All-Pro Defensive Players

The Jets went into the 2003 Draft DESPERATE for defensive talent (per usual), and spent their first two picks on Dewayne Robertson and Victor Hobson. Who’d they pass up? 11 Pro-Bowlers: Terrence Newman, Kevin Williams, Terrell Suggs, Marcus Trufant, Troy Polamalu, Nnamdi Asomugha, Charles Tillman, Rashean Mathis, E.J. Henderson, and Ken Hamlin. Nice one, guys…

No. 2: Passing On Dan Marino

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The most quarterback starved organization not named the Cleveland Browns was seconds away from choosing one of the league’s all time great quarterbacks. But the Jets passed on Marino because of a disappointing senior season and rumors of substance abuse. A football player who enjoys partaking in a little substance? Get outta town. If the Jets and Marino came together, maybe they’d both have walked away with a ring…

No. 1: Treating Bill Belichick Like Shit

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Passing on Hall of Fame talent is one thing. HAVING arguably the greatest coach of all time, in any sport, treating him poorly, and then letting him go to your biggest rival is the most New York Jets thing anyone or anything could ever do.

Why God. Why…

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