John Idzik is finally here and getting ingratiated in his position as general manager of the New York Jets. As such, getting a few words with Idzik has been a focus of the local media over the last several days. John did an interview with Mike Florio (nobody knows why), Michael Kaye, and most recently, Boomer and Carton on WFAN radio here in NY. During the interviews, he has commented, or not commented, on the biggest player issues of the day with the Jets. You know the mainstream media, they are going to pick apart everything he says. Fans, please don’t.
First, the guy has only been in town for a week, not even. He is still getting his feet wet with the roster. Like he said during his press conference, Rex had to show him where his office is. There is no way on Earth that he has made ANY decisions about this roster yet. Anything that man says with regards to specifics are just initial thoughts on those issues, not final decisions. To start to over-analyze after this amount of time will not only drive us nuts, but will drive Idzik nuts too. We don’t want him to be sick of being here too fast.
Secondly, as we all know, we have the mainstream media to do all of the over-analyzing for us. You know that we will hear from Rich Cimini, Manish Mehta, and everyone else, every time Idzik says something specific in an interview, telling us how they know exactly what it means, and how wrong it is. Them complaining is more consistent than death or taxes. If someone, ANYONE, involved with the Jets, does so much as draw breath, Rich Cimini will be there to put his negative spin on things. Instead of us getting worried about everything our new GM says, let’s stay banded together telling the media how ridiculous they are being. We know what it is like when the fanbase is broken up. Let’s stay united from this day forward.
Turn the page, we will talk a bit about what John Idzik had to say, and why it really is no cause for worry.