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Jets GM candidates surprised by Rex Ryan's power

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10:19 AM ET 01.19 | New Jets general manager John Idzik's primary responsibilities with the Seahawks were contract negotiations and salary-cap management. The Jets are going to draw criticism for hiring a GM from the business side rather than the scouting side of a front office. Izik, 52, has a limited background in personnel, but the Jets felt he was a leader capable of overseeing every aspect of their football operation. Several of the candidates said it was clear to them head coach Rex Ryan has more power in the organization than they were used to a head coach having, but Idzik will have final say on all personnel moves and report directly to Johnson. He and Ryan met, but it was an informal discussion of philosophy and not part of the evaluation process.

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January 19, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Who cares Ryan won't be there long

January 19, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Actually this could be Ryan's problem, jack of all trades, master of none. So he lacks focus

January 19, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Rex must have incriminating photos of Woody...I can't figure out any other reason he is still employed.....

January 19, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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Rex must have incriminating photos of Woody...I can't figure out any other reason he is still employed.....

He is close friends with the mayor.

January 19, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Rex must have incriminating photos of Woody...I can't figure out any other reason he is still employed.....

I guess there might be some type of time limit on the contract. All money guaranteed ?

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January 19, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Jets = Train Wreck!

January 19, 2013  11:50 AM ET

Just further proof of the evil that is the Ryan seed.

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January 19, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Just further proof of the evil that is the Ryan seed.

The Freddie Kruger of football!

January 19, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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How dumb is the Jets owner????

Is that a rhetorical question or the start of a joke?

January 19, 2013  12:59 PM ET

So what happens if a team like the NYJ's which is projected to be $19 million over the salary cap does not comply with the NFL and get below the cap? Do they not give that team their share of the TV money?, do they remove them from the draft?, do they prohibit them from participating in the playoffs?, Or do they force the owner to sell their franchise?

January 19, 2013  02:05 PM ET

Woody inherited the company and all the Money, that says a lot about his not knowing much about business! As long as the Band-Aids stick, he's got nothing to worry about!

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January 19, 2013  04:23 PM ET

The Jets are like that cockroach that just won't die. You keep smacking it and it just keeps crawling towards you. UGH!

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January 20, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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How dumb is the Jets owner????

The beginning, the middle and the end of the joke

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