A common assumption is that no matter the outcome of this coming playoff game, the Jets' season has already been a success, they are playing with "house money", their fans and organization are already giddy about the dawn of a bright future. But they are fooling themselves. Just as Man-Gina's boat began to float after the Jets victory in the Mud Bowl in week 10, the house of cards that is the new Jet regime can collapse in ruins after this one game. How? By forcing Pop-gun Pennington into another embarrassing performance on the big stage, BB will force the Jets to accept that China-Doll Chad will never lead them to the promised land. This realization will lead the c o c k y media darlings Tannenbaum/Mangini to hasten Chad's departure from NY as starting QB. But the dirty secret of the Jesters' mild success is that the China-Doll, and not Man-Gina, is the straw that stirs the drink. Without Pennington, a proven winner, the Jesters will fade again into mediocrity. A good quarterback is the difference between success and failure in a parity driven league. Looking south to Miami, Saban already appears to be throwing in the towel because of three bad decisions he made at the Qb position: 1) passing on Brees 2) signing Culpepper 3) signing Harrington. Saban blew it on all 3 chances and doomed his regime from the start, despite his excellence at Xs and Os. Other great coaches have stumbled when saddled with sub-par Qb talent. Man-Gina was more fortunate than Saban: he inherited a proven winning Qb who miraculously stayed healthy for an entire season for the 1st time in his brittle career. "China Doll" Chad Pennington is a savvy leader who compensates for his chicken wing with heady play. He has been a passable winning Qb, going 31-22 in the regular season, a stunning accomplishment for a franchise as historically inept as the NY Titans. With China Doll healthy, the Jets won the division at 9-7 in '02 and advanced to the divisional round, where he threw up a comical, deer-in-the-headlights, colossal choke job against the Raiders. In '04, with China Doll reasonably healthy, the Jets went 10-6 and again advanced to the divisional round, although Chad, with his off-target pop-gun, couldn't get the job done with an assist from the equally erratic Doug Brien. Now, Man-Gina is getting all the credit for the team's success in '06, but the Jets are just doing what they always do when Pennington is healthy: WIN 10 GAMES. This time, Chad's doing it with Man-Gina's mumbles in the background instead of Herm's "mumbo-jumbo". If the Jets EVER jettison ChinaDoll for, say, Kellen Clemens, this will doom the franchise, gut it from the inside out, because it is ChinaDoll's leadership, presence of mind and ability to run OC Schottenheimer's complex scheme that stirs the drink, not Mumbles Mangini. Without Pennington the Jets are just another 6-10 team losing faith in their coach, like the current Dolphins in Miami. Kellen Clemens is not a big time Qb and will never be one. He has a sub-par arm, and regularly showed a lack of composure in big spots in college. So if the Pats can force Pennington into an embarrassing performance this Sunday, IMO they will sew seeds of doubt into the Jet hierarchy about their most important player, and begin the demolition of the Man-Gina regime from within; and soon the newest band of Jesters will join the Saban regime in Miami on the ash-heap of football history.