My first impression when he spoke was "oh boy...". However when he addressed the media it was clear to see his professionalism and understanding of how to handle people. Let's not forget the media here is just as big a personality as Rex and he handled them very well. I think the real issue is who has the final say in the event of a conflicting idea. If Rex wants one guy and Idzik does not, who wins?
I was very impressed with what I heard. Idzik was well spoken. I am particularly happy that he didn't answer every question with "we have a plan for that." He was honest, and I was particularly encouraged to hear his responses regarding the rosters and how our drafts will be "our lifeblood".
I feel as if we're on the right track. Not to immediate overnight success, however I think next year will be a better year for our NY Jets.
Exactly Borgo, except I'd even add a few years to it.
I watched the press conference and got a good impression from Idzik. I like the fact that he answered the questions intelligently and was not mildly rattled by the NY media.
I laugh at the idiots in the media and fans that thought they were going to get some in depth information from the press conference. As if he was going to tell his entire game plan right away.
The measure of a GM is how he does his job in the short and long term. Personally, I won't jump to conclusions like a fool but I'll wait to see how he does leading up to the draft, during the draft and before the season and form my judgments about him along the way.
You do realize that this forum is a microscopic sampling of Jet fans that is truly skewed towards a fanatical defense of anything this organization does.
It does not represent the totality of Jet fans and certainly does not represent the view of the fans of the NFL.
By and large Francessa expresses the view the NFL and its fans has of the Jets.
Just to put this forum in perspective.....
There is a large majority here that would be honored to find their spouse cheating on them with a member of the Jets organization.
So your not going to get a fair view here.
Its similar to the obsession Woody has with Rex.
Actually as a long time season ticket holder, as a long time Jet fan and a person who comes in contact with many people from every corner of this country anyone who believes this and tries to claim this to be true is either full of sh1t or stupid.