Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 4/15/13
The New York Jets went through an exhaustive process to find their new General Manager after firing Mike Tannenbaum. John Idzik wasn’t a flashy name and he didn’t captivate the New York media with an opening press conference filled with witty, quotable remarks. Yet, just about every decision he has made since then has given reason for optimism. Idzik didn’t walk into a desirable situation. This was a depleted roster with limited financial flexibility. The previous couple of years were filled with too many organizational leaks and highly questionable scouting decisions. Rebuilding is a sensible way to describe the Jets goal for this off-season. Idzik has slowly began clearing out the rot from the roster he inherited, made sensible low-cost additions, shown an eye for talent, along with take a patient, quiet approach to handling business. It cannot be overstated just how badly this organization needed those traits. The local media reveled in the “Rex-odus” of free agents the Jets let walk
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