During his recent interview with Boomer and Carton, John Idzik addressed everybody’s favorite player to ridicule, quarterback Mark Sanchez. He said that he was “comfortable” with Mark Sanchez on the roster. Oh that has had people up in arms, saying how controversial that statement was. How could Mark Sanchez still be the quarterback here? Did Idzik watch last season? But, look at what he said, …”on the roster”. He never said that Mark Sanchez was the starter, just that he would be here. His entire mantra is about competition to improve the roster. So? Sanchez might be here, but he won’t be handed the job of starting quarterback. That’s what we WANTED, and that is all he said.
See what happens when people over-analyze what a man says? Take it at face value and move along.
Remember, if he totally avoided every answer, the media would over-analyze THAT too. Mind you, he is not telling us much, but if he said nothing, the mainstream media would be all over him about that too. Mike Tannenbaum avoided every issue, if that continued, the media would flip. Articles upon articles would be coming out, talking about the “same old Jets”. They would talk about Woody hiring a guy that was just like the guy before. Close your eyes, you could see the headlines already. He has to give at least some answer to these questions otherwise the media would go nuts.
Noise was also made about the fact that Idzik was non-committal on Darrelle Revis. My question is….why?!?! He has to be non-committal. We all know that they are exploring a trade. What if he said “Oh yeah Darrelle is done here”? Nobody would give the Jets a decent offer, why should they? If Idzik makes it clear that they want him out, they will low ball the Jets, as well they should. Idzik has no reason to commit one way or another.
The morale of the story is, like we said before, John Idzik’s actions are what will determine his fate here. Don’t over-analyze his words, especially not one week into his tenure.