Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik watches his team warm up before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Chanukah: Eight Crazy Nights of New York Jets: Night Three


Welcome back to the Chanukah celebration everyone. To all of our Jewish readers and fans, we hope you have been enjoying our annual “Festival of Lights” so far. Like Adam Sandler sings, “…..we’ve got eight crazy nights!” Well, night three is here, so we continue with our Jets version.

So far, John Idzik and the New York Jets have given me a peaceful breakup with Mark Sanchez, and a voucher for a wide receiver in the first round of the next draft. So far, I am quite happy with the gifts I have received so far.

We return to the household for the celebration. Dinner is finished, and the candles have been lit for the third night. The prayers have been finished, so it’s time to open presents. What is in my green present box tonight? It is a letter from John Idzik. That’s not the gift though, as the gift is in what the letter says. What does it say? Well……

IT’S A PROMISE TO NOT DRAFT A FULLBACK FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS

This gift I am insanely excited over. Why? Our friend Nick Spano pointed this out the other day and he is right. Did anyone else realize that the Jets have taken two fullbacks in the draft over the last four years? Has any other team done that? NO! Only our beloved New York Jets have done that.

But why? It’s dumb. Nobody drafts a fullback. First of all, the league is not a running, two back league anymore. Many teams don’t even carry a fullback. The position is so unimportant that it isn’t even on many rosters.

And teams that DO carry fullbacks, DON’T DRAFT THEM! You don’t need to find a star fullback in the draft. There are plenty of them after the draft is over. Go sign one. Especially the Jets, who have a lot more holes that they need to worry about.

So, this gift is a wonderful one, probably my favorite of the holiday so far.

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