Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
One thing is for sure, John Idzik is getting this New York media thing down quickly.
Despite repeated questions by Rich Cimini and company, he would not give any clue as to what the Jets future plans are. Specifically, about whether or not they will talk to Darrelle about an extension. Here was the first response:
I don’t want to get into speculation, but again I think you can understand it and respect it that we won’t ever get into contractual discussions publicly. We won’t get into speculations publicly but we will deal with the here and now. I think that’s the most truthful way. Otherwise, it can be very misleading and we don’t want to do that.
Then the medica got crafty, trying to wait for one question, and then ask again:
Again, I’ll never get into contractual situations publicly and I hope you can respect that. Again, suffice it to say Darrelle Revis is a great player, he’s a great New York Jet. We’re in the business quite simply of acquiring, developing and maintaining great players. Darrelle Revis certainly fits that mold. We’re happy to have Darrelle as a Jet and we hope to have Darrelle as a Jet.
He wouldn’t even discuss the franchise tag issue:
Again, I hope you would respect the fact that we’re not going to lay our plans out publicly, but we do have a number of unrestricted free agents, a few restricted free agents. We’ll give them a lot of inspection between now and March 12, the opening of the 2013 league year, and, first of all, determine who we want back, what are our alternatives, either potentially through free agency or the draft, and lay it all together. As far as specific tags or what-not, I’d rather not get into that publicly.
The NY media is persistent. They will ask the same question, repeatedly, and in slightly different formats. The goal is to get some little piece of info they can take to their papers and websites. I am impressed by Idzik sticking to his guns and giving nothing. Clearly, it is a new day in New York.