Benjamin Franklin once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” While it’s official: The New York Jets are fuckin’ crazy.
Head coach Eric Mangini named Chad Pennington his starting quarterback yesterday for Sunday’s game against Buffalo, hoping Pennington and Gang Green can turn it around from their 1-6 start. But Pennington ranks near the bottom of the league with seven interceptions and backup Kellen Clemens has been a fan favorite ever since his impressive Week 2 start. The constant questions about his job security seem to be wearing on Pennington. “I don’t play to save my job,” he said yesterday. “I don’t play to make sure that I don’t get something negatively written about me. I play to help us win.”
Obviously, he hasn’t done much winning this year though. The Jets have been as successful at football as Barack Obama has been at courting the Ku Klux Klan vote during his presidential campaign. So if the Jets lose to lowly Buffalo at home this week and Pennington keeps his starting job after another lackluster performance, you wonder how long before Jets owner Woody Johnson starts sending his coaching staff to Bellevue to have their sanity checked out.