Woody Johnson says Jets should be patient; won't discuss Rex's contract
PHILADELPHIA – Woody Johnson thinks that John Idzik will bring a new energy into the building and that the front office, regardless of their opinions on possible team decisions, will emerge more united than before.
He is also confident that the trading of Darrelle Revis, parting of ways with Bart Scott, Sione Po'uha, LaRon Landry and Mike DeVito will also help matters.
That being said, these things take time.
"That's absolutely perfect, be patient, be patient, have trust that we're doing the right thing for your team, we're trying to do the right thing for your team," Johnson said at the NFL career development symposium here in Philadelphia today. "That's why John was brought in and the other coaching changes were made; to make us more competitive."
He began to say that the process would take time, instead adjusting his words: "You gotta have some faith that these decisions will pan out, the Draft is going to work. I'm very confident the Draft we had was a good one, we stuck to what we believed in and the way we set things up."
Whether or not the patience extends to Rex Ryan, though, Johnson wouldn't say. When asked if the team would consider extending his contract mid-season if the plan begins to develop, Johnson had this:
"I would never talk about contracts or anything like that," Johnson said.
"We normally don't discuss contracts or extensions or anything like that."
He added: "(All the offseason moves) are independent, I love Revis, Revis was a great player for the Jets, we just didn't feel like we were going to be able to make the deal work with him,"
"Everybody is on the same page, we're trying to make the team better each and every day. We've made some dramatic changes and it's going to take a little bit of time for these changes to take hold, I think they will take hold.
I'm not going to predict exactly when, but they will take hold."