Woody Johnson, whose man crush on Rex Ryan was almost embarrassing at their belated season-ending press conference two weeks ago, may not be as enamored with his coach as he appeared, according to former Broncos’ general manager Ted Sundquist.
Sundquist, who interviewed for the Jets general manager’s job before it went to John Idzik and hasn’t stopped talking since, told ESPNNY.com he didn’t think the performance Johnson put on at that Jan. 8 press conference was a measure of the Jets’ owner’s true feelings.
“I know how that press conference came out,” Sundquist told the website. “I’m not sure if that was accurate. I think Mr. Johnson realizes there are weaknesses and deficiencies there.
“He was adamant about how the players love Rex, their connection with him. But then he was like, ‘That said ...’ and he listed X, Y and Z, the things Rex needs to improve upon.”
I really don't see the story here. I really don't.
Please don't troll the site posting articles with unreliable "sources" from tainted writers who have an anti-Jets agenda. This is getting tiresome.
Support the Jets or move on.
If true, good. And Sundquist wants a TV gig or something badly. these days everyone seems to think if you spill the beans, you'll get a media job
He is not helping himself get a GM job, or even an interview for that matter with another team, if he divulges everything the owner says in an interview.
I think it is a good thing that we avoided hiring this person. He seems like a continuation of the circus we have endured lately...
The weird thing with SAR is his defense of Sanchez. He and I were two of the most anti-Chad Pennington people on here. When he defends Mark it sounds a whole lot like the pro-Chad people he used to tear into.
I can see why this guy wasn't hired, he hasn't shut his mouth since interviewing. He is clearly showing a lack of proper business decorum, and would have been eaten alive by the NY Media vultures.
The idea that Woody really believes Rex knows what he is doing is incomprehensible to me. I'd like to believe, if we have to keep this blathering eejit, that Woody knows he needs strong guidance as far as personell decisions, media relations and being a complete Head coach who is plugged into all three phases of the game....and the lockeroom.
That being said, I believe Woody's mancrust for Rex is strong and he'll let him continue his act for another year before he can use his GM as an excuse to cut him loose and run his line of bullcrap somewhere else.
Regarding Mark, just to clarify, my only support there is that I think he's got a 30% chance of becoming a good QB with the right OC, QB coach, WR's, etc. He's lousy right now. If we find someone better in FA that's great, but until then give the kid another shot.
Some have seen enough, that's fine, I just think he's worth another look. You can't use the Pennington analogy because he played in a consistent system with a set of consistent WR's he bonded with behind a Top 5 offensive line and next to a Hall of Fame RB. Mark Sanchez has never been bestowed with that type of support system and he still has outperformed Chad; imagine what life would have been like with Mark running Chad's old offense. Might have been special.
Is that a story? The only negative thing said was from the writer. Sunquist only said that the writers were wrong about Woody. Basically he's saying that the media assumption that Rex is running the place, and that they wanted a GM to suck up to him was a fabrication. See how they spin it? Woody says Rex is a great coach, and has his full support, they say he's enamored, and being led around by Rex. What a circus. Say that the new GM will have autonomy. Woody is not being played by Rex, and that while he realizes Rex is a good coach, he does have some things he needs to work on, then they say trouble in paradise. Woody was lying. Rex is in trouble. What a circus.
I've been as hard on Sanchez as anybody, but any QB that wins 4 road playoff games has something in him.
We as fans get frustrated because we are emotional. Rationally speaking, the best possible scenario at QB for the Jets would be for Mark to succeed. Whether or not he can, or even gets the opportunity, remains to be seen.
That's not totally true.
The O-Line and running game was consistent. I agree. But they screwed with his receiving corps just as much as they have with Mark's. He had a big year in 2002 with Coles. The next year they let Coles go to the Redskins. Then just as he's developing a rapport with Santana Moss, they trade him to Washington to bring Coles back.
Do you remember the 2002 season? Chad looked great. Then the Raiders playoff game happened, and he never was the same player again.
I think the Ravens game in 2011 was Mark's equivalent to that Raider game. He got the ever-loving sh!t beat out of him, and he hasn't been the same since.
Notice the CBS report on the Revis trade. This didn't come out that our GM was exploring a trade for Revis it's Woody exploring a trade for Revis. The Jets have an owner problem.