New York Jets’ Fans Sound Off on the Offseason So Far


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

There has been a lot of talk about the offseason to date. How is John Idzik doing? Is he being too cautious? Why is he acting so slowly with the cornerback position? Does he have a master plan? These, and many other questions are, and will continue to be asked as the weeks go by.

So, you have heard my opinion, so I wanted to hear yours. I asked for Tweets yesterday, with an answer to the question “How do you feel about the offseason so far?” Here are the answers I got, which aren’t very favorable to GM Idzik:

@TheJetPress Fans should do same as the team did. Keep our money and stay home. They had no desire to improve team. So why support lossers.

— Elliott Rosenthal (@rosey614) March 18, 2014

@TheJetPress I’m not impressed. Idzik has turned the cap issue around next year is about the moves he made not Rex coaching job

— RICHARD GONZALEZ (@richjets) March 18, 2014

I think our good buddy Henry might have been a bit facetious with this one:

@TheJetPress Burn it down!

— Henry™ (@NYJetsHenry) March 18, 2014

@TheJetPress Trying to be patient, but it is difficult. Am in the too soon to tell camp, but my level of concern is increasing….

— Gavin David Buck (@gavdbuck) March 18, 2014

It’s a pretty unanimous feeling, and the fans are not too happy with the moves so far. Let’s read on. Next is from one of our new followers, Rick Feldman:

@TheJetPress Sad. Jets fans were told we were going to be aggressive during FA and we were the polar opposite. Don’t lie to Jets fans!

— Rick Feldman (@therick4444) March 18, 2014

@TheJetPress a bit disappointed, not over yet but to date confused.i hope there is a bigger picture.not a 5 year plan.we cant wait that long

— Steven Vitek (@VitekSans) March 18, 2014

Let’s see what Mark had to say:

@TheJetPress I wish that I could be the Jets GM for 1 day! Idzik does realize that he has to spend that salary cap money, right?

— Mark (@TheRealJetsMark) March 18, 2014

Mark Blaney had the most positive thoughts of the bunch:

@TheJetPress steady not exciting. Nothing to make us go Wow! My rational brain trusts Idziks record. My fan brain wants a wow player #nyj

— Mark Blaney (@aphobiaofsocks) March 18, 2014

And finally, Shigeo Numata:

@TheJetPress I feel the Jets are the same team as last years team as of today! We replaced same level of players!! We need a big draft!!!

— Shigeo Numata (@putting33) March 18, 2014

So, the fan base is generally disappointed. The masses think that he is not acting quickly enough. I still say give him time. We can’t have it both ways. Mike Tannenbaum put us in hell, and we hated that. John Idzik is working slowly, and we hate that too. We can’t have it both ways, I am sure John has a plan.

Let’s let him get through the rest of this period, and the draft, and then look back.