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New York Jets general manager John Idzik has reportedly "alienated" Jets fans, as well as members of the team's front office and coaching staff.

By SI Wire
December 07, 2014

New York Jets general manager John Idzik has reportedly "alienated" Jets fans, as well as members of the team's front office and coaching staff, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

According to Schefter, Idzik has lost support in multiple areas because he has ""not played the game of politics well, internally or externally."

The Jets are 2-10 entering Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team won its season opener against the Oakland Raiders, and then lost eight games in a row.

From ESPN:

Jets management is aware of the unhappiness being expressed about Idzik and that is expected to be a consideration when Jets owner Woody Johnson decides just how major the changes he makes to the organization will be.

This season, Jets fans flew a plane with a "Fire John Idzik" banner over the team's practice facility, and put up a billboard with the same message outside MetLife Stadium.

The same group responsible for the plane and billboard have also organized a "Penalty Flag Day" for the Jets' home finale against the Patriots on Dec. 21. This week, 10,000 "protest towels" that resemble penalty flags will be handed out in New York and New Jersey area bars to anyone who shows a ticket to the game.

The towels read, "Attention Woody. Fire Glat! Fire Bradway! Fire Idzik! Clean House!" in reference to asking owner Woody Johnson to fire Idzik, team president Neil Glat and senior personnel executive Terry Bradway.

- Sarah Barshop

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