Jan 8, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reviews the 2012 season and address changes for 2013 at the New York Jets Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Woody Johnson Tries to Fool Everyone Once Again

He owns our football team so we are stuck with him. But, this man pictured to the right, if he never spoke again, it would be too soon.

Most, if not all of you Jet Pressers must have heard by now, but in case you haven’t, I will inform you. It appears that Woody Johnson is playing the blame game, trying to absolve himself of any responsibility for the Tim Tebow trade. According to former candidate for the GM job Ted Sundquist, he basically said he didn’t want Tebow, and that he gave in to being convinced by his football department.

Seriously? I am not sure anyone with a brain believes that.

First of all, this is the same man that was quoted as saying, “You can never have too much Tebow.” If Woody’s scenario is true, that would mean Tannenbaum forced him to say that. Come on…you are the owner, you get to do what you want. If you don’t want something it doesn’t happen, period. And that brings me to Tannenbaum. So, Woody, you are going to kick Tannenbaum while he is out the door? That is adult of you. Seriously? Even in the land of the Jets, it’s OK to just say something was a mistake and move on. We don’t need a scapegoat for EVERYTHING!

Earth to Woody Johnson, you are the owner of the football team. Nobody can be forced upon you, whether you want to admit it or not. Especially not someone that you said there can never be too much of. If you don’t want someone in your organization, you get to say no. Nothing gets forced on you. And Jets fans aren’t so stupid that we believe you when you say it. We actually have brains. We have been dealing with this football team for many more years than you have, and you can’t pull the wool over our eyes, so stop trying.

We believe you less and less every time you speak.

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  • DarrolRayFanClub

    Don’t be so naive to think that trading a 4th round pick for a backup QB is something that can only be accomplished with the blessing of the owner if the GM is given autonomy over personnel. If you believe that the owner is pulling every personnel string and the GM is merely a puppet, then preface this article with that theory. Taking it at face value you do not present all the facts properly. You essentially wrote one conspiracy theory (Woody did agree with the trade but claims he didn’t) using another conspiracy theory (the GM does not have autonomy as they say he does) as it’s basis of truth.

    • TheJetPress

      Thank you DarrolRay fan club, but I respectfully disagree with your assessment. I am not saying Woody has the puppet strings on every move, all I am saying is nothing is forced on an owner. If he wants to say no, he says no. Period. To say he was overruled by personnel makes no sense. He can say no if he wants.

      Appreciate your thoughts and thanks for reading.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    It’s easy to say ‘this guy is lying’ and ‘that guy knew it all the time’. Truth is we don’t know and I really don’t care if we find out. I think Woody has found out that parlor tricks for butts in the seats have made him a laughing stock in the NFL no matter who was at the helm of the deal and I like the track he’s on. Anyway, getting third hand information from a reporter a mile above sea level doesn’t exactly make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

    • TheJetPress

      Fair enough John. Just saying that I don’t see why the GM candidate would lie, and the report annoys me.

  • MaxJet

    Everyone knows that the trade for Tebow was an idea that Woody wholeheartdedly loved and approved. Trying to pass the buck, not only tells me that he is lying but that he also does not make himself accountable thus making the leader of the organization an irresponsible clueless buffoon who will throw anyone under the bus so as to appear without fault in the aforementioned debacle. Hey Woody, better be careful, Jet fans are starting to pull away from the kool-aid stand.

    • TheJetPress

      This is exactly how I feel MaxJet. The fact that he throws Mike under the bus after he is gone is just ridiculous.