Jets GM says season is like 'you've been punched in the face'

Monday October 27th, 2014

New York Jets general manager John Idzik addressed the media Monday after the team lost to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to drop to 1-7.

"It's gut-wrenching," Idzik said of the team's season thus far, according to the New York Daily News. "It's brutal. You feel like you've been punched in the face. It's painful."

“My performance to date is unsatisfactory,” Idzik said, according to the New York Post.

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Idzik began the press conference by reading from two pages of notes during a 20-minute statement, "in which he praised almost every Jet employee and talked fondly about seeing generations of Jets fans at games," according to the Daily NewsThe Daily News called the press conference "bizarre and uncomfortable."

Idzik declined to answer questions about head coach Rex Ryan's job security. He also did not say whether quarterback Geno Smith would play again this season.

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Smith threw interceptions on three consecutive offensive series in the first quarter of Sunday's game. He completed two passes for five yards before being pulled in favor of Michael Vick. Vick threw one interception and fumbled four times, two of which were recovered by Buffalo. The Jets announced late Monday afternoon that Vick will start in Week 9.

The Jets are 1-7 this season, tied with the Jaguars for the second-worst record in the NFL. They have not won fewer than six games since 2005.

- Dan Gartland

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