Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Oh How the Tide Turns with the Jets’ Fan Base


It’s amazing how quickly that the fan base can be swayed.

For days now, there had been all kinds of questions. The fan base had trouble with John Idzik. He waited too long to make moves. He left gaping holes in the Jets’ roster. He pissed off agents, annoyed fellow employees with his slow, deliberate style.

Some of the fan base actually wanted Idzik out the door, without the off-season plan anywhere near being completed. Extreme? Sure, but that is how a football fan base can be. They are passionate, and when you combine that with a long gap between championships, they become extreme.

Then there is one move that brings everyone back to your side.

Michael Vick was signed to a one year contract, and all was right again with the world. John Idzik, to most fans, was brilliant once again. Idzik had restructured the Jets’ offense, to a point where it could actually be competitive.

Now, all of the negativity to John Idzik is gone. One quarterback is signed, one that isn’t a guarantee to work out here, as we talked about yesterday, and the fan base wants to erect a John Idzik statue outside of Met Life.

It’s amazing how one move can change everyone’s outlook, isn’t it?

I just found it interesting, the way the fan base changed its tune this quickly. The team is still nowhere near ready to hit the field, but in one day, the opinion changed for everyone.

So much so that I want to hear what you think. Please vote in our poll below regarding the off-season to date:

Grade John Idzik's off-season so far.

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  • Van Hazard

    Not sure you’re reading fan reaction accurately. Fans are divided on the Vick signing, nearly so on the potential signing of DeSean Jackson, and there remains considerable dissatisfaction with Idzik’s performance to date re free agency. The ‘baggage’ that both Vick and DJax bring with them is fueling fan concern as much as their talent is driven their excitement, and the GM’s complete failure to upgrade a secondary desperately in need of one, when the talent was on the market and the resources to sign it well within his means, are what’s got many fans wondering if he knows what he’s doing.

  • Paul Newbold

    I agree with Van Hazard on this one. Yes Jet fans are emotional bunch, and yes fan opinion sways quickly in NY, but that’s because our beloved Jets have put us through so much over the years!! I for one am a Idzik supporter, I thought he did a fine job last season, getting out of the cap mess, and having a fairly good draft. That being said, I’m at a loss how he is filling the holes they created with the cuts. Vick signing is a coin toss..if it works he’s a genius, if not the fan base will be infuriated! The Decker signing was a good one, arguably the best WR in FA, but they paid for him. The offensive line signings did little more then keep the line from disintegrating. The secondary is a mess, and without a veteran corner to aid in the younger guys development, we’re looking at starting another rookie opposite Milliner. The safety position is still a question mark, I;m surely not looking forward to Allen and Landry back there again this season! I’m still trying to give Idzik the benefit of the doubt, but at this point, I can’t figure out what the hell he’s doing! There are too many holes left for the draft to fix!

  • AC

    I rate it a “D” for Decker so far. At least for the new players coming in. Letting go of Howard was OK. We’ll see how Giacomini works out. But not having a #1 before the draft is horrific. Unless we see the Dee Milliner of the last 2 games of the year, the work of the D line will be wasted. Not too happy with the safety situation either but I can live with it. Still a bit premature, we have to see what he does with the draft.

  • Frank Antonelli

    There is no excuse for the pathetic behavior of so called Jet fans. These same clowns were responsible for chasing Fireman Ed away. Don’t point to the past as an excuse for their pathetic behavior. How many teams have gone to 2 championship games in the last 5 years, and were in contention for a playoff spot till late in the year each and every year for the past 5 years. The clown media would make you think that the Jets are the Oakland Raiders, and the pathetic fan base buys into that message. The Jets will win the Super Bowl again and when they do I hope these so called Jet fans have moved on to another team that they can torture with their constant negative diatribe.