And then there is something that might be most important. The circus is leaving town! Tim Tebow is gone, like it or not, he was part of the media problem. This team has enough trouble winning football games these days, we don’t need the constant media surrounding one man.
The leaks? What leaks? Manish Mehta and company must be very bored these days, as they don’t get any “scoops” anymore. Part of it is that Mike Pettine is gone, and he was known to be one of the consistent leaks. Whoever started it, John Idzik has finished it. You can’t get a thing out of the Jets these days, and you know what? It’s wonderful.
He is dead on accurate with promoting competition as well. In life, its human nature to get complacent. When we become settled in what we do, in any walk of life, we can get into bad habits. We are comfortable, and we don’t pay as much attention to what we do. It happens. I’m guilty of it, as I am sure that many people reading this blog are as well. It doesn’t make us bad, it makes us human.
However, if someone is looking over our shoulders, ready to take our jobs, we are going to work just a little bit harder, perform just a little bit better. That is what John Idzik is getting here, folks. Someone is looking for the shoulder of EVERY OTHER PERSON ON THE ROSTER. Competition makes us better. Every position, including the punter, will have competition this summer. Each player on this team will do one of two things, improve, or be gone.
In the draft, the man stuck to his guns. He picked the best player available, despite the fact that many of us wanted him to go in other ways. He has no alliances with past players, sticks to his convictions, as has our team functioning, like….a normal football team.
John Idzik is the man for the job, and I hope he is here a long time.