“It was my decision,” Tannenbaum said. “…We felt that it was going to be another club in the bag to help us on offense. That was our thinking when we made the decision.”
You see, there’s a public relations game to be played here. This year’s 6-10 face-plant alone has Jets fans steamed plenty.
There’s not an easy answer to the Revis conundrum. Rebuilding an empty Jets roster is the key to the process for the new GM. Starting with the best defensive player in the sport should be the way to go.
One NFL GM told CBS Sports that the interest in the cornerback is “one of the biggest potential trade markets for a player ever.” He added that it compares to when Reggie White left Philadelphia and when Peyton Manning was available last offseason.
John Idzik declared his first order of business is to review the Jets’ entire roster and decide who stays, who goes and who they need to come in and be part of the solution.
John Idzik stood in front of the masses at the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, N.J., on Thursday and boldly laid out the future for a franchise in dire need of a star map.
“I think it’s way premature to say anything specific,” Idzik said in regard to Revis. “I think it would be presumptuous to say anything on that.” That didn’t stop the cornerback from taking to Twitter to address the situation.
“We appreciate Governor Christie’s leadership and commitment to the Super Bowl,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We look forward to working closely with the state to help present a memorable week for our fans, teams, and partners, and media from around the world.”
The symbolism is always endless around the Jets. And trading Darrelle Revis could raise more than doubts. It could fly a white flag for years.
Imagine the Jets without Darrelle Revis? Never happen, right? Well, never say never. It’s quite possible it could happen sooner rather than later.
“He owns the team,” a source told the New York Post in regard to Woody Johnson. “All he had to do was say ‘no.’ Nothing is ever forced on Woody.”
“(It’s a) serious organizational issue at the heart of the Jets’ culture,” one executive told Metro. “I’m not sure if, with all due respect, that what Mr. Johnson is saying adds up.”
Former Denver Broncos executive Ted Sundquist, who interviewed with the Jets for their vacant general manager position, reportedly said that team owner Woody Johnson said that Tim Tebow was “forced” on both him and team president Neil Glat.
As if they don’t have enough public relations problems, bringing in Vick — with his criminal dog-fighting history and a growing injury background that now includes a major concussion — would send the media scurrying for their Twitter accounts.
John Idzik will try to turn things around for the troubled New York Jets. Woody Johnson believes he’s up to the massive task.