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New York Jets Changing Front Office: Scott Cohen, Ari Nissim Out

By Alan Schechter

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

There has been a feeling around Florham Park that the Jets’ personnel department has gotten too comfortable. How do I mean? Almost the same people believe that Sanchez didn’t feel he could lose his job, same for these guys. Well, John Idzik is making sure that his front office stays on its toes.

Reports this morning are out and have been confirmed that Scott Cohen is out as assistant GM with the Jets. He had obviously been Tannenbaum’s right hand man, and was one of the finalists for the GM job. No surprise here, John Idzik needs to turn the group over and bring his own people in. You don’t keep the previous guy’s assistant.

Ari Nissim is also out, the director of football administration. Nissim was hand-picked by Tannenbaum for his position. Neither of the two guys mentioned are having their contracts renewed, so they are out in New York.

I don’t think anyone is upset over a front office overhaul. Needed is probably not a strong enough word to describe it.