John Idzik is a classy guy
On his media tour this week, John Idzik has repeatedly been asked about Rex Ryan's future as head coach of the Jets. Instead of just giving the terse "we'll take one step a time" dismissive response (as he has regarding Mark Sanchez in most cases), Idzik has been generous in his praise of Rex -- pointing out, for example, how long and hard he worked with the personnel team on the draft while juggling the off-season program scheduling and his other duties.
Before the anti-Rex brigade (of which I am NOT a member) jumps off of a roof someplace, I don't believe this is an early indication that Idzik is leaning toward keeping Rex after this season. I think it was just a class move on his part to go above and beyond to be fair to Rex and deflect some of the beating that the media seems all too eager to pile on him. If Idzik is thinking of bringing in his own Head Coach next year, that's clearly not going to stop him from supporting Rex this season - because he cares about the team and is a man of integrity.
Idzik may not be the most charismatic of speakers, but he's already impressed me both as a personnel man and as a person in the short time he's been our GM.