Jan.1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Jets Woody Johnson before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
I guess coach Rex Ryan not making any bold statements is a problem for New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. We have talked a lot this offseason about how clueless he is. Now, we listen to what he has to say, and he lies, undermines his staff, and is as arrogant as Rex ever was. Take a look at some of these quotes from an interview he did, to be aired on TV later on today, courtesy of the FOX Business Network(FBN):
On whether signing Tebow was mostly his decision:
“If it’s a good decision, if he turns out to be a great player, I will take full accountability for that.”
On whether he powwowed with head coach Rex Ryan about the decision to sign Tebow:
“That whole week we powwowed about it. Rex and Mike make those decisions.”
On whether he has already seen any business results because of Tebow:
“Not really. Jerseys aren’t really our main line of business. Our main line of business is winning games. I expect if we do well, we will continue to sell. We’re pretty well sold out on PSLs despite what you read about.”
On how new recruit Tim Tebow is doing with the New York Jets:
“We’ll know. He comes back this Monday, on the 15th. I am very excited to see what impact he’s gonna have. I think he’s a lot like Governor Christie. He is what he is. He’s true to his beliefs; he’s not afraid to tell you what he believes in. I think he will be a very positive influence in the locker room and I think he will help us win a lot of games.”
Seriously Woody? Rex and Mike made the decision on the trade, but you are going to take the credit if the trade is a success? Did you forget to mention that they will take the blame if the trade is a nightmare, George…sorry I mean Woody. He’s reminding me of someone again.
Also, jerseys aren’t a main part of business? Oh, I guess that is why is jersey was on the website, in front of Mark Sanchez’s, within 24 hours of the trade. That happened because jerseys are NOT an important part of the business. That makes a lot of sense. Clearly Woody doesn’t think we pay attention.
All you need to hear is that he will take “full accountability” if the Tebow trade is a success. He will take the credit if it goes well, but they are all about winning games.
Earth to Woody, enough. Stop the lies, and stop the bravado. It’s embarrassing.