Jets’ GM Idzik Gives Pope Mike Francesa ‘Adiga’
WFAN's titan of drive time sports talk unloads on Gang Green and their personnel decisions.
Francesa Eviscerates Jets’ Idzik.
You don’t ever want to get on the Pope of New York’s bad side. The New York Jets’ last 48 hours featured a humiliating loss to the Buffalo Bills (43-23), six turnovers, a botched return attempt, and pathetic press conferences by HC Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik. The Pope of New York finally had enough. Francesa let loose an epic tirade against Gang Green on his WFAN afternoon-drive show that lasted eight minutes. “Idzik is clueless, and the organization is a laughing stock” and “What is Jets Nation, 42,000 empty seats?” were some of the best quotes from the rant. Even if you are a hardcore Jets fan, its must-watch and listen.
The Jets are 1-7. Second-year starting quarterback Geno Smith has been benched due to poor play. Manish Mehta, the Jets beat reporter for the New York Daily News wrote, “Geno Smith is not a franchise quarterback. [Smith] was yanked after throwing interceptions on three of the first four possessions. He’s thrown an interception in 19 of 24 career games, including seven this season. [The former WVU Mountaineer] has committed multiple turnovers in exactly half his games.”
Mehta added, the Jets’ secondary issues didn’t take long to crop up. CBs Darrin Walls and Antonio Allen made two huge mistakes on the Bills’ first possession. Walls was also beat on an 84-yard bomb to Sammy Watkins in the second quarter that was almost a touchdown. Watkins celebrated early and cost the Bills six points.
Francesa’s had a classic closing statement about Idzik. “The Jets just need to finish.” “No, you need to be finished.”