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Woody Johnson addresses contention that he's cheap

On Thursday, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis called the team “cheap” once or twice while meeting with the media.

On Friday, owner Woody Johnson responded.

“Last year, they said I was overspending like Dan Snyder or Al Davis,”
Johnson told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I was accused of being a
profligate spender.  Now, you’re saying that I’m not spending enough.  We
spent enough. . . .  We’ve been on the high end of the league spending for the
10 years that I’ve been in the league.  I’ve never told Mike [Tannenbaum]
that he couldn’t get a player.  We have to live within the rules of the
NFL and within the cap and with the player rules that were set years
ago.”

But here’s the difference.  The Jets have been spending, but not on players whom they’ve drafted and developed.  Instead, the big money has gone to guys like linebacker Calvin Pace and nose tackle Kris Jenkins, who came via free agency or trade.

The separate problem comes from the perception by multiple players that the team has promised to “take care” of young players while not following through.

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38 Responses to “Woody Johnson addresses contention that he's cheap”
  1. TheSleepness says: Jun 11, 2010 1:54 PM

    soo obviously the media is lying…i could make up stuff to, maybe i should be a “reporter” more like a distorter.

  2. Rodrigo says: Jun 11, 2010 1:54 PM

    Good point Florio. Maybe the Jets will reassess their stance.

  3. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 1:55 PM

    Woody should trade him to Tampa Bay so Revis can find out what it’s really like to be on a team with a cheap owner.

  4. geek says: Jun 11, 2010 1:55 PM

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    So, the JETS will win the AFC East?!

  5. robert ethen says: Jun 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    Mehta had to pick up the lunch tab.

  6. fancyclaps says: Jun 11, 2010 2:00 PM

    This is so stupid that I keep hearing it’s a problem the Jets have not taken care of their own. Were Pace, Jenkins, Scott, Leonhard, etc.. bad pick ups? No, as long as your on the team your a Jet, it doesn’t matter if you were drafted or signed during free agency, grow up. Revis is wrong in this case, I’m sure he’s saying they’re cheap because they’re offering him 10 mil a year and not 15 mil a year. So who’s cheap now, Revis?

  7. SBS0311 says: Jun 11, 2010 2:02 PM

    When will the national media and everyone else reading this junk understand that these “promises” are absolute fabricated garbage.
    Pete Kendall, Chris Baker, and Darrelle Revis had the same AGENT when these “promises” were supposedly made.
    It’s a BS ploy by an unethical to agent to stir up trouble. You know, PFT tends to be the kind of site that would speculate on that issue and say, wow, these promises are all being claimed from essentially the same source. Under normal circumstances, this website would think that was way too fishy to be a coincidence.

  8. stampats says: Jun 11, 2010 2:05 PM

    Can I get this list of young players who had promises again????
    Revis, Mangold, Harris and Brick aren’t even due yet so, lets talk about ALL the young guys the Jets didn’t pay????
    GO.

  9. AllThat says: Jun 11, 2010 2:08 PM

    @geek:hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…
    So, the JETS will win the AFC East?!
    ————————————————
    I’ll take a couple grand on that bet geek!

  10. HellRelle24 says: Jun 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    jets will win the afceast…keep falling into the endless pit of useless drama that will all be history before season starts. fools.

  11. DasBoot504 says: Jun 11, 2010 2:16 PM

    2000 Redskins?

  12. Yash says: Jun 11, 2010 2:18 PM

    the empty promise of not paying players who are due is leftover from the Mangini era. Sexy Rexy wants to pay and take care of HIS guys, its HIS team now.
    Although LT signing is more than questionable, you can’t say many bad things baout their FA pickups passt 2 years. They are all contributors and good ones at that. Tough to live up to expectations after alst season, but i still see them as playoff contenders for sure.

  13. Chad Henne Wont Save U says: Jun 11, 2010 2:27 PM

    Revis for 2 1st’s & a 2nd? I can list 3 teams that prob would do that right now… Vikes, Redskins, Ravens.

  14. aec4 says: Jun 11, 2010 2:30 PM

    What Revis doesn’t understand is while this is an uncapped year, there are LIMITS on what can be given!

  15. cousinrk says: Jun 11, 2010 2:37 PM

    I just have one question to Florio or whomever else.
    What young players that the Jets have drafted recently have they not taken care of exactly?
    This made up “perception” is based off of what? Revis, Mangold, Harris and Brick, its still June so you can’t say they haven’t taken care of the players until its at least training camp.
    Leon? They made an offer, he rejected it and then got hurt, so he got traded because they couldn’t pay a guy with a serious knee injury when they had other more valuable players to pay.
    Who else? There are none, that’s why. Its a made up story.

  16. pacificamike says: Jun 11, 2010 2:42 PM

    7-9

  17. Slow Joe says: Jun 11, 2010 2:46 PM

    What are the chances of an NFL owner having a first AND last name that both mean “penis”?

  18. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 2:47 PM

    “We spent enough. . . . We’ve been on the high end of the league spending for the 10 years that I’ve been in the league. ”
    Q: And in hindsight, what’s that gotten you?
    A: Nothing but more of the same from the leagues 7th WORST franchise. You can spend all you got there Woody, the jests will still be losers. Call us when your franchise is over .500. Thanks, we’ll all be waiting…

  19. Chad Henne Wont Save U says: Jun 11, 2010 2:51 PM

    Trade Revis, this is gonna get ugly, I’m sure there is atleast a handful of teams willing to pull a Jared Allen-esque deal right now…

  20. ozu says: Jun 11, 2010 3:07 PM

    Yeah, that Jared Allen deal really worked out for the Chiefs.

  21. DeBoe says: Jun 11, 2010 3:13 PM

    Stick to your guns Woody. These punk players and the media are all jerks.

  22. stampats says: Jun 11, 2010 3:17 PM

    LOVE all the attention the Jets get and all the HATERS with bunched panties over contracts on another team in FREAKING JUNE… TWO years before Revis is even due…
    ROTFL….. Panzies.

  23. JJ Nukes says: Jun 11, 2010 3:33 PM

    Slow Joe says, ”
    What are the chances of an NFL owner having a first AND last name that both mean “penis”?
    HAHAHAHAHA. I love it.

  24. Chris says: Jun 11, 2010 3:33 PM

    Woody Johnson , dont ever use you and AL DAVIS in the same sentence again. I didnt even read the rest of the article once I read that part.
    Al davis wants to win and he pays players, you still havent paid the “best defensive player in the league”, according to your own coach Rex Ryan.
    Al Davis was a coach and a living legend who helped put the merger of the league together and has done so much for the game. If not for the tuck rule, siragusa sitting on rich gannons arm illegally in the AFC title game, and facing former coach Gruden the following year in the superbowl, Al Davis could atleast have 1 more ring.
    Woody Johnson what the heck have you done for the game of football?
    and everyone on PFT loves to talk smack at Al Davis and the Raiders, you lose credibility as a football mind and football fan. Saying some of the dumb stuff here I read from people, it’s like you wouldn’t be taken seriously by any legit member of the football media or anyone who knows the game of football.
    I’m a Raiders fan, but you dont see me popping off at the mouth at the Chiefs or anything, bc I know what Mr.Hunt did for the NFL and the game of football. It’s like there are 2 types of PFTers out there, the ones who know the history and the game, then there the lil kiddie ones who just post bizarre stuff. Not to be a hypocrite, I know I post some bizarre stuff from time to time, but I at least back it up with evidence to support my claim. Some people here just post random dumb things to just post it, it’s like PFT should make 2 separate sites, 1 for the legit football fans and 1 for the lil kids…

  25. brasho says: Jun 11, 2010 3:46 PM

    We have to live within the rules of the NFL and within the cap and with the player rules that were set years ago.”
    ______________________________
    They have to live within the rules of the cap? Has anybody informed Woody that the cap is no longer in play?

  26. overkil2 says: Jun 11, 2010 3:49 PM

    “Yash says:
    June 11, 2010 2:18 PM
    the empty promise of not paying players who are due is leftover from the Mangini era. Sexy Rexy wants to pay and take care of HIS guys, its HIS team now

    There is nothing sexy about a 320+ Lb ANYTHING!!

  27. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 5:00 PM

    Why are all you stupid jests fans bashing on Revis and calling him a “punk”? You should be bashing on your stupid coach for building him up so much that he even believed his coach’s hype into thinking he was the best ever defensive player.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  28. tacious says: Jun 11, 2010 5:02 PM

    I don’t get all the “not paying their players” bs?
    Kendall
    Baker
    Coles
    Not exactly a young, fresh, dynamic group of impact players…
    As SBS3011 pointed out… Revis, Mangold, Harris and Brick aren’t even due yet… Revis still has 3 years left on his contract… Mangold is the one I’d be trying to lock up first and foremost!

  29. smithopher says: Jun 11, 2010 5:22 PM

    Revis is going to be a Jet for a long time. The big issue here is the discrepancy between Asomugha and the rest of the league. Clements is the second highest paid at 10 mil, Asomugha makes 15+. The Raiders overpaid Asomugha and now the Jets need to contend with paying Revis more. It’s some BS if you ask me, Revis should be making 12 right now and he should be very happy with it. As for the other players, Mangold is probably the most valuable part of that offense at the moment (D’Brick is up there too), he’ll be back.
    Revis better be a Jet though, I just ordered my tickets to see the Jets smack up the Patriots in the Meadowlands on Sept. 19th. I wanna see Revis Island in action!!!

  30. Mumakata says: Jun 11, 2010 6:14 PM

    The only way the Jets win the AFC East this year is if the three other teams withdraw and join the UFL. The JETS are a JOKE.

  31. 123456 says: Jun 11, 2010 6:30 PM

    So the senile Al Davis over pays someone, the rest of the league needs to follow suit?
    Doesn’t matter, the guys not going to hold out…not with 21 million guaranteed over the next 2 years.
    Keep wishing putz and dolfag fans, you guys are going to be looking up the asses of the Jets for a long time to come.
    Jets 14-2
    Putz 10-6
    Fish 4-12
    Toronto 2-14
    Throw your temper tantrums now ladies because come September, all you haters are going to disappear. LOL

  32. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Jun 11, 2010 8:04 PM

    a couple of nights ago i saw rexy throw out the first pitch at the mets game,and let me say that the lap band procedure he had done has not taken.

  33. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 8:27 PM

    123456 says:
    June 11, 2010 6:30 PM
    Keep wishing putz and dolfag fans, you guys are going to be looking up the asses of the Jets for a long time to come.
    _________________________
    Sounds like you know a little about that.

  34. Mumakata says: Jun 11, 2010 8:41 PM

    Jets 14-2
    Putz 10-6
    Fish 4-12
    Toronto 2-14
    Throw your temper tantrums now ladies because come September, all you haters are going to disappear. LOL
    —————————————————–
    Man, you jets fans are idiots. The Jets won’t win 14 games in the next two seasons.

  35. covercorner7 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:28 PM

    The Jets have no honor.

  36. HellRelle24 says: Jun 12, 2010 12:58 AM

    jetsareajoke…name one dolphin defender who has been near as dominant as Revis..please
    go ahead.

  37. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 12, 2010 2:56 PM

    HellRelle,
    Well, he’s now on loan to your team and his name is Jason Taylor (you did say “has been”). Zach Thomas also comes to mind. And no, at this current moment there may not be any on the Fins defense since most of our defense is second/third year players so there may be a couple (Vontae Davis comes to mind) after he also gets a few years under his belt.
    And really, I don’t recall hearing Revis’ name mentioned very often prior to last season so I would say that’s got a lot to do with Rexy’s defense. And I kind of doubt we’ll hear his name mentioned as often this year since other teams now have film on the defense that they didn’t have last year.

  38. JetChris says: Jun 14, 2010 8:50 AM

    Compairing the 2010 Jets to the 2000 Redskins is plain stupid. The Jets brought in 2 guys “past” their prime but they can still perform. LT had under 1,000 yards but still had 12 TD’s and JT had what 7.5/8 sacks last season?……Not to mention the young guys they brought in, Cro / Brodney and Holmes. This team is ready to compete now whether you haters want to believe it or not.

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