At first glance when I saw "unidentified\un-named players" I assumed this was the same rhetoric spewed by a Manish Mehta, or a Rich Cimini. Some bullsh!t TMZ beatwriting hack. But here's the difference.. Adam Schefter is not a hack. He is the Bob McKenzie of football, and there is absolute credential to the information in that article. How can Woody honestly block it all out?? The media, fans, analysts, and now, even the players on the Jets themselves are all talking about the failure of Idzik. How can Woody possibly be defiant in the face of reality??
Rex is loved by his players.. absolutely loved. If they fire him and he gets a gig elsewhere, it is very likely that players will follow him there.. much like Ravens followed him here. (Reed, Leonhard, Mason, Scott, Landry, Pryce, etc) The Jets are going to try desperately to resign Mo Wilk next season.. but if they fail, then it was essentially a wasted year to carry over all this money under the cap. Likewise, look at the free agents on defense alone next season: Ellis, Landry, Pace, Harris, Douzable, Harrison, Allen, etc.
If the players are so in love with Ryan, that they're empathizing with him against Idzik.. do you really think they'll resign to stay with the Jets if\when Rex gets fired? Who holds the cards here? Furthermore.. if Rex was really "coaching for his job" wouldn't he put in Vick by now?
Maybe, just maybe.. we got it all wrong with the front-office and Rex. Maybe he was told in advance that: no matter what, you're coming back next season. Just a thought.
Could this possibly be the answer to the Jets hidden agenda? Are they saving Vick for the winnable games after this stretch?
Perhaps the thinking is: "Look, we're probably not going to beat Denver anyway, with or without Vick. So why bother playing him and risk injury?" Maybe the train-of-thought is to stick with Geno though this stretch, and then make the move to Vick when the Jets play: Minny, Buffalo, Tennessee, KC, Pittsburgh, Miami, etc.
3 years ago, the Denver Broncos started 1-5.. made the switch to Tim Tebow, and finished the year 8-8. Alot of what went into that run (along with luck) was the timing of making the switch. Not saying the Jets will go win 6 games in-a-row in November & December.. just trying to find some rationale here.
its a thought, but i cant see the jets just punting away games. any given sunday in the nfl. u still got 2 play the games. its possible a vick led jets team could beat sd. not sure where u would get that from