[QUOTE=tigisfat;390125]Yup. Not only because he probably could've kept the engines alive, but also because he coulda made it back to Newark just fine and mostly over water too.[/QUOTE]
You are the first person I have heard claim that!
Both engines were flammed out and damaged by birds. I think he had more than enough experience and judgment to have made the best choice. If he had the glideback range to make Newark I am very confident he would have elected that option.