It’s time for a big change in Jets leadership
By Michael Pallas
Accountability begins at the top, and the New York Jets have none.
Despite having just released him, and his fumbling issues, the New York Jets re-signed wide receiver Kalif Raymond to the practice squad. This shows one thing. There’s no accountability in this organization, but this shouldn’t be a surprise.
Accountability for the Jets should begin at the top of the organization with the head coach and general manager. Unfortunately, the seeds of this began last January and trickled into the 2016 season.
Immediately upon them finding out about the defensive end Sheldon Richardson incident in Tennessee, the Jets should’ve cut or traded their talented defensive lineman. They held on to him and ended up getting a veteran receiver and a second round pick for him this year, one year too late.
During the 2016 season, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick held on to the starting quarterback job way too long. Despite his turnovers and lack of discipline on the field, they kept parading him out as the starter.
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Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson repeatedly took plays off last season and showed he didn’t care. They didn’t bench him at all.
Now, this. They re-sign Raymond, albeit to the practice squad, despite constant fumbling issues.
It’s time for a complete overhaul in the leadership of this team. Both head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan must go after this season is over. They have mishandled this team from jump street.
The laissez-faire attitude of this organization is a problem. It’s not good, and it shows there’s no accountability. They need a head coach and general manager who will hold people accountable for their actions.
Either they need to change their attitudes or both of them have to go at the end of the season. It’s not just one person. They’re a package deal, and they both have to go. Right now, this organization has no level of accountability. It starts at the top, and it may be time to start over.