Jets owner Woody Johnson undecided on futures of Ryan, Idzik
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says he has not made up his mind about the futures of head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik, saying he is going to analyze "what’s happened and why it’s happened.”
Johnson made the comments in an interview with The New York Daily News.
Speculation about the futures of Ryan and Idzik has been brewing for the majority of the season, particularly with the Jets sitting at 2-11 with three games remaining.
Last month, fans displayed anti-Idzik sentiment on billboards around MetLife Stadium and airplanes above the team's practice session. They created a website calling for Idzik to be fired.
“I’m in the business — I got to win games,” Johnson told The New York Daily News. “I’m a fan, I represent the fans. We’re both frustrated by this. Ultimately, I am going to have to look for something that I believe is going to right the ship, whether it’s the current way, the way we are doing it now with the people we have now or going down a different pathway.
"I’m looking at everything. I’m analyzing what’s happened and why it’s happened.”
Johnson, who has been the Jets' owner for 15 years, says this is the hardest year he has had in terms of losing but that he has no regrets in hiring Idzik, who had no personnel experience when he was tapped to lead the team's front office.
"You’re trying to get to the Super Bowl. It doesn’t sound like I should even be saying that at this point," Johnson told The Daily News. "But that’s what my goal is. That’s what the fans want. They want to have a clear direction in terms of how they get to where they want to go."
The Jets, in the midst of a three-game losing streak, play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
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