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SBD/January 21, 2013/Franchises
Jets Hire Seahawks Exec John Idzik As Fourth GM In 13 Years
Published January 21, 2013
INTO THE FIRE: ESPN N.Y.’s Rich Cimini noted the Jets “will be criticized because it's an extension of the Mike Tannenbaum model, and he was fired at the end of the season.” Idzik “was a regular in personnel meetings, but he devoted most of his time to the business side” (ESPNNY.com, 1/19). On Long Island, Kimberley Martin wrote, “Those rushing to run John Idzik out of town may want to reconsider.” An NFL agent said, “Great hire, in my opinion.” Martin noted the Jets “seem to have found a new GM who strikes a balance between both worlds” (NEWSDAY, 1/19). In N.Y., Steve Serby wrote, “The knee-jerk reaction is to pan the selection.” But “let’s give this guy a chance.” Idzik’s mother, Joyce, said, “I think he’ll do fine. ... I just hope that he likes it. He’s always been a kind of private person, and you can’t do that in the New York market. But he does know that” (N.Y. POST, 1/19).