I don't know if anybody else has mentioned this or even thought about it, but I think it's worth a mention. Does anyone else see that taping signals is behind Mangini's own success? Not counting the years he was with the Pats, because we all know he benefitted from that. Think about this. Manging takes over the Jets and leads them to the playoffs in his first season. During the first game of his second season, his bitterness gets the best of him and he turns in BB for taping at the meadowlands. Turning over the matter to the league, also could have been the sole work of someone in his front office who's name I have forgotten.. much to Mangini's dismay. He may not have realized that this was what Mangini was doing to help the Jets succeed. Remember, Mangini only told someone to go get the tape and stop him. He might have just hoped that keeping BB from seeing his signals would help him win against us. The sh!tstorm then hits the Pats, the likes of which nobody could have predicted. Immediately Mangini discontinues his taping practices for fear of the same, or worse, kind of backlash. The Jets go on to tank the entire season. A big difference between a playoff season and a top 6 draft pick season. Could it be that he, himself could not win without signal taping? We know he did videotaped too because of the "permission to tape at Gillette" faisco, that came out after Cameragate broke. I find it quite possible that he discontinued it to avoid such backlash and found that he just didn't have the chops to win without using signal taping. The odds are that all the other coaches probably kept doing it but were just more careful about it and where they did it. But, Mangini figured he would have eyes on him and figured taping of any kind would be used to crucify him. Like the title states... this is a WILD theory. But, I am interested in seeing what the rest of you folks think about it.