Joe Walton (New York Jets)
People only remember the 1980s as the era of the New York Giants for obvious reasons. It’s so easy to forget that the Jets had a good team during that time period as well. They just never got the same recognition because they never won in big games. It’s hard not to blame Joe Walton for that. The roster was already mostly in place by the time he arrived.
The Jets had stud players like Joe Klecko and Mark Gastineau leading their defense. Freeman McNeil and Wesley Walker, current and future Pro Bowlers were on offense. They also drafted future Pro Bowl quarterback Ken O’Brien his first year and grabbed future All-Pro receiver Al Toon in 1984. It was a diverse and explosive group.
So for them to win just one playoff game in what was frankly a mediocre AFC during his seven seasons is a bad look.