Originally Posted by ARodFLKeysJetsFan
There obviously is still a huge mountain to climb and the draft and the rest of this off-season will be the first real, complete, sample he gets judged by. However, I like what he is doing thus far, case in point:
Izdik is not putting himself in a position to eat shoe-leather, nor is he being bullied by the media the way that Mike Tannenbaum always was. Izdik has been very tight-lipped & cautious in dealing with the media. In turn, the media is doing what they usually do and fabricating alot of their own stories about the Jets as far as the team's intentions with free agents, as well as the draft. In my opinion, this is already a small victory for the Jets front office and hopefully an indication of things to come. I also believe Rex Ryan's silence in the media as of late is a direct result of Izdik's presence.
Izdik has already made some of the necessary moves to get the Jets about 8 million under the cap and can get under even further by restructuring a few other deals. This was not rocket science, but, it shows that he is on the right track as far as managing the mess of a salary cap that he inherited. The funny thing is, you still constantly hear about the Jets CAP situation, when there are several other teams that are in far worse CAP situations, like the Steelers for example.
These are just a few small observations of the Jets new GM thus far, but, they are positive ones none the less and reasons for Jets fans to be at least somewhat optimistic about the future of the Jets under GM John Izdik's tenure.
I agree 100% Arod. Many people wanted to assassinate the guy just as soon as he was hired, but it is the long haul that will tell the story about Idzik.
Also, the first thing he ever mentioned in his press conference was competition will rule the team, especially at QB. That was music to my ears. It's the best way to run any football team IMO. It's things like that which make me think we could finally have a good FO.