Does Rex Ryan Have Too Much Power in Jets’ Personnel Decisions?

January 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Jets finally completed an elongated attempt to find the perfect replacement for former general manager Mike Tannenbaum en route to hiring former Seahawks executive John Idzik to man that role on Friday afternoon.
Owner Woody Johnson was ultimately ill-advised in making his final decision, though, but not because Idzik isn’t qualified.
The Jets failed in administering a supposed salary cap guru to lead the team’s effort in restoring respectability to a franchise constantly compared to a circus. New York needed a specialist in player-talent evaluation. Instead, they opted to hire Idzik, who possesses a cap management background similar to Tannenbaum, although Idzik isn't a remote mirror-image of his predecessor.
The team’s befuddling braintrust appears to be self-constrained by the seeming notion that head coach Rex Ryan withstands substantial power over defunct owner Woody Johnson.
It’s unknown what happens behind closed doors i...

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