SBD/November 19, 2012/Franchises

NFL Jets Owner Meets With Several Staff Members, But No Ultimatums Issued

Ryan, Tannenbaum and Johnson (l to r) met to discuss the Jets' direction
NFL Jets Owner Woody Johnson “called in all the key members of his football operation Tuesday to discuss ways to turn the season around,” according to Bob Glauber of NEWSDAY. Johnson and team President Neil Glat “met for about 45 minutes” with several execs, including GM Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan, at the team's practice facility “in an effort to get the team headed in the right direction.” Jets Senior Dir of Media Relations Bruce Speight said that the “tone of the meeting was ‘calm and constructive.’” Glauber noted Johnson is “not believed to have issued any sort of ultimatum to anyone in the meeting” (NEWSDAY, 11/18).

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PRO FOOTBALL TALK's Mike Florio wrote, “It’s now clear that Tannenbaum should worry.” Glat’s presence at the meeting suggests he will be “involved in more than the business side of the business and that Glat has Johnson’s ear.” And there is “no one more dangerous to anyone in the football operation than a non-football person who is in position to influence the owner” (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 11/18). In N.Y., Seth Walder noted Tannenbaum “should have worn a helmet and cup for his radio spot” with WFAN-AM’s Mike Francesa on Friday. Francesa “roasted the beleaguered Jets GM for his team’s performance thus far and the mess it has become” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/17).
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