Sep 1, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker (10) reacts during warm up drills before a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-USA TODAY Sports
Just when we thought the Jets were going to cruise into the Meadowlands for the opening game of the 2013 season, the Jets file more moves. 4 receivers coming into camp for Media week, along with a defensive lineman. Many got excited when they herd “veteran” wide receiver, only to hear that it wasn’t Braylon Edwards. Instead, it was Mike Sims-Walker and Kellen Winslow, Jr.
Whether you are happy about the invites or not, John Idzik is going about it the right way. He may not be bringing in “your” veteran, but you hear him talk about veterans. He is going in for a mix of the old and the new, which is what you must do in team building. See, sitting next to guys like this, you almost learn what they are saying without knowing a word. This setup is optimal for team building. Team building can accelerate a team rehab process to the nth power.
Idzik is also bringing in more outside influences than I can remember in several years. Why? Well, it galvanizes the fan base. Even if the moves don’t work, fans want to see their teams doing something. If moves are being made, the fans are happy, and they won’t go away. And that can only be a good thing. Being all outside of the organization, shows the changing of the guard. Nobody can feel their job is safe.
That my friends, is optimal. Keep up the good work, John Idzik.