Has Alan Faneca’s Departure Disrupted The NFL’s Best Offensive Line?

May 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Team Tannenbaum has spun the release of Alan Faneca with the style and prose of a skillful candidate running for public office.
But, what is the real effect of losing this future Hall of Famer, not only on the offenseive line, but on the minds of Jet anchors Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson?
According to NY Post beat writer Justin Terranova, Mangold, the Jet center and former Ohio State standout, was at dinner with Faneca when he received the word over the phone that his days with Gang Green were over.
In an interview with WFAN in New York, Mangold said "I've never done through a team saying 'You are cut,' and having to watch it happen in front of my eyes was a little difficult," observed the All-Pro.
Given the fact the Jets still owe Faneca some $5 million, what was the advantage to disrupting the chemistry of an offensive line that ran the football 607 times for 2,756 yards?
Once word spread among Jet players according to Terranova, the reacti...

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