Jets want to interview Dave Caldwell (Atlanta)
"Caldwell, who is in his first season as director of player personnel, is expected to be one of the most sought-after general manager candidates. A report last week had Caldwell as the front-runner in both Buffalo and Jacksonville, according to NFL sources. The San Diego Chargers and New York Jets have also requested permission to interview Caldwell, according to Glazer."
WOODY EMBARRASSED TO FACE FANS/ REPORTERS ?
=Comparisons to the Giants are almost too easy to make anymore, but when GM Jerry Reese stands up and says, “We don’t get paid here to finish 9-7,” the Jets once again look disjointed, disorganized and dysfunctional by contrast. Who can forget John Mara walking into the Giants’ press room three seasons ago, at the end of an 8-8 season he swore felt “a lot more like 2-14” after its promising 5-0 start? Mara shredded his team that day, calling “the status quo unacceptable” and demanding change.
His team had won the Super Bowl two seasons earlier. And it would win one two seasons later.
The Jets are still trading on the just-short glory of Ryan’s first two years, when successive trips to the AFC title game sure made it feel as if Johnson had found his winning formula. But so much has disintegrated since then, from bad draft choices to worse salary cap moves, from bungling quarterback controversies to a leaky, backbiting locker room. But rather than stand up and talk about his plan to right the listing ship, Johnson hid behind his green curtain, content to let a press release do the talking for him, content to let his players project the public face of disappointment.