Originally Posted by YJF
Reaper. That's a well written and well thought out post. I highlighted an area of it in bold writing for a reason.Your post is extremely balanced and it doesn't seem to take sides one or the other. Bottom line is that the last two seasons have been hugely dissapointing for the Jets and the continuation of dissapointment will lead to extreme changes.
3 straight non winning and non playoff seasons will lead to sweeping changes in my opinion. The Jets have maintained a lot of stability within their organization up until this point. There haven't been a lot of major shakeups since Woody Johnson became the owner.
Remember Woody took over when Belicheat resigned as the HC of the NYJ. Parcells remained with the organization for an extra year while Groh coached with essentially the same staff. Then Bill left, Groh was let go and in came The Bradway/Edwards era but Tannenbaum stayed on to run the cap and many of Parcells players were still here. That eventually transitioned into Bradway being demoted but staying in the organization and Tannenbaum taking over with Mangini. Mangini gets fired after 3 years, Mike T stays on and hires Rex. 4 years later, Mike T is gone and Rex stays. There's a pattern here with Woody. No major shakeups and transitions that have familiarity attached to them. Now John Idzik will be here for a year and then transition into a new era next season with Rex being gone. That's where this is headed unless Rex and the coaching staff get things moving in the right direction in 2013.
YJF...I have no ego invested in this. Whether Rex ends up staying or is fired is less important to me....then how capable Idzik will be as GM NYJ.
Idzik is the new architect to build the Jets foundation for success. Hopefully he builds it right. Or else it will crumble down in another heap of failure.
Woody did hire someone outside of the Jets organizational culture. This...IMO..is a significant step in the right direction. And from what I understand...Idzik has full powers and authority, to carry out his vision. No more catering to anyone's impulsive wants. No more Favre or Tebow shenanigans...to knock Idzik off course from what he wants to accomplish.
All I wanted this Xmas...was a qualified and capable new GM for the NYJ. The package starts opening...in this Thursday's presser. I hope I'm pleased with what's inside it.