- Ideal for fans of the Mark of a Lion series and Bill Parcells
- Pro football chronicle of the New York Jets
- Covers the successes and losses of the Jets
For over 55 seasons, the New York Jets have not enjoyed large doses of pride and glory. Yes, Joe Namath led them to a stunning Super Bowl III upset victory in 1968. But since then, the Jets have gone back and forth between maddening and entertaining, bumbling and embarrassing, and constantly teasing their fierce fan base. At this point, rather sadistically, the rollercoaster of rooting for the Jets has become a way of life.
In Tales from the New York Jets Sideline, author Mark Cannizzaro brings his readers on a journey. Readers and author travel through Cannizzaro’s eyes and the eyes of the subjects he has covered, throughout the maze of musings, controversial coincidences, and the occasional brilliance that the Jets have displayed during the years the author has followed the franchise. This includes their consecutive AFC Championship Game losses in 2009 and 2010 and the following struggles, adding to the former angst and teases Jets fans have felt since Joe Willie’s memorable triumph.
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About the Author
Mark Cannizzaro graduated from Ithaca College in 1983 and has been covering professional sports ever since. In 1993, he began covering the New York Jets for the New York Post. When he’s not busy covering the men in green, he splits his time between Highlands, New Jersey, and New York City.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Bruce Coslet 1
Chapter 2 Pete Carroll 15
Chapter 3 Boomer Esiason 25
Chapter 4 Rich Kotite 31
Chapter 5 Leon Hess 43
Chapter 6 Bill Parcells 51
Chapter 7 Curtis Martin 81
Chapter 8 Bill Belichick 93
Chapter 9 Al Groh 101
Chapter 10 Key and Q 115
Chapter 11 Chad Pennington 133
Chapter 12 Herman Edwards 139
Chapter 13 Eric Mangini 165
Chapter 14 Rex Ryan 177
Chapter 15 Enter a New Era 221
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