I was never a real fan of Marty, however I think this article is dead on. You can see it in the players on the field that Edwards just does not know how to coach a team.
My dislike for Marty was not so much about him not being a good coach, he clearly was a good coach, it just seemed that when the pressure was on and the team needed a good decision, whether that was a particular play, calling of a timeout, or just some good clock management, Marty would drop the ball. I think that is why we he got the monicker of Chokenheimer.
However, when you look at Edwards we have all the bad of Marty with all the bad of Edwards, which equals all bad. I would give anything to have at least one half on the field on a Sunday. Additionally, it is almost like Edwards is embarrassed to try something new. He was laughing about running a spread offense almost like it was embarrassing to him to try something like that. Yet, he saw success with it, either because it came as a surprise to the Jets, or because it was more comfortable for these rookies to play.
When you think about it. The young team we have has not quite learned how to play anything other than they played in college. I just don't understand the closemindedness that Edwards has. This article points out how Marty was able to find the strengths in the players. If a spread offense gives these kids some strengths they did not have before, Edwards should be open minded enough to give it a try, not chuckling under his breath about it.