As reported by ganggreennation.com, New York Jets general manager and head coach, John Idzik and Rex Ryan, finally got around to talking to the media about the off season moves so far. Here is a link to the original article where David Wyatt did a nice job of compiling all the tweets from various beat writers of the news coming out.
As you might expect there were the same types of questions being asked by the press, and the same type of answers out Idzik and Ryan that you have come to expect. There were questions about Darrelle Revis and how involved the team was in pursuing him, as well as some questions about the future of Mark Sanchez.
The press was definitely (as usual) trying to get the Jets representatives to slip up and get a story, and of course Idzik and Rex did their best impressions of capital hill politicians, giving vague non committal answers. Concretely from this conference call we learned that with Mark Sanchez the team has “time”(likely referring to the March 25th deadline), with the corner-backs the Jets will explore trades, and they would have welcomed Antonio Cromartie back for the right price, but this is all information we knew before.
Idzik continued to put emphasis on the positives his staff has accomplished so far including the signings of 7 of their own guys which he claims is very important for the team. Idzik also stated that he feels the Jets did not miss any opportunities during this early period of free agency.
Jets nation has gone into somewhat of a panic mode over the (lack of) moves the Jets have been making in the off season, but we cannot forget that the only reason we had the cap space to get so excited about in free agency was because Idzik masterfully helped restore our cap space while still managing to put a somewhat competitive team on the field. He is understandably playing things very close to the chest, and for now we need to have faith and let the man work with the tools he gave himself.