Jets GM John Idzik on 'Fire John Idzik' banner: 'What do you think I think?'
Asked about an airplane banner saying "Fire John Idzik" that was flown above the New York Jets' practice session on November 5, Idzik, the team's general manager, on Thursday told a New York Post reporter "What do you think I think?"
Idzik continued, saying his front office would "get it straight." The Jets have lost eight straight since winning their Week 1 matchup with the Oakland Raiders.
Idzik made his comments after an early morning flight from New Jersey to Greensboro, North Carolina.
He is one of three league general managers and 35 scouts slated to attend Wake Forest's Thursday night home game against the Clemson Tigers. Idzik's son played at Wake Forest from 2011 to 2013.
The Jets' 1-8 record puts them at the bottom of the league with the 1-8 Jacksonville Jaguars and the 0-8 Raiders. New York is ranked 31st in the league for defense, allowing 28 points per game. The team's offense is ranked 29th, averaging just 17.1 points through nine games.
Idzik joined the Jets in January 2013; during his first full season with the team, the Jets went 8-8.
Prior to joining the Jets organization, Idzik was vice president of football administration for the Seattle Seahawks. Before his time in Seattle, he was senior director of football operations for the Arizona Cardinals.
His first position in the NFL was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he eventually earned the title of assistant general manager.
The Jets host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 pm on Sunday, November 9.