Frustrated Jets fans raise enough money to put up 'Fire John Idzik' billboard
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Frustrated Jets fans raise enough money to put up 'Fire John Idzik' billboard
Monday November 3rd, 2014

Drivers on the traffic-clogged highways around the Jets' home stadium will be greeted by a new billboard later this month, courtesy of some disgruntled football fans. 

Over 300 Jets fans raised $10,000 to erect a billboard near MetLife Stadium with a simple message: Fire John Idzik.

The campaign was started by the fans who run The site's front page features a slideshow of failed Idzik draft picks and free-agent signings. It took five days to raise the money.

The billboard will be up "from late November until the beginning of 2015," the site's operators said in a statement, according to Metro NYThe location will be announced this week, presumably some time after the guys figure out which route Idzik takes to work.

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Idzik, the team's second-year general manager, is taking the blame for the Jets' 1-8 start. After winning their season opener against the Raiders, the Jets have dropped eight straight games. Last week, after the team's seventh consecutive loss, Idzik held a press conference which the New York Daily News called "bizarre and uncomfortable." He opened with a rambling 20-minute monologue "in which he praised almost every Jet employee and talked fondly about seeing generations of Jets fans at games," the Daily News described

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At the press conference, Idzik said this season was "like you've been punched in the face." That was before his team tied the franchise record for longest losing streak, and before a bunch of people paid money to say they want him to lose his job.

- Dan Gartland

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