In the same week that Jets owner Woody Johnson complained publicly about a perception that he cares more about making money than winning, he also called a meeting to privately address how the team can turn things around on the field.
Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that Johnson and team president Neil Glat sat down for about 45 minutes with all of the top football decision makers in an attempt to find out what can be done to improve the 3-6 team. Present at the meeting were General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff.
Jets public relations director Bruce Speight confirmed the meeting took place and said Johnson wanted to “discuss how we can improve our performance moving forward.” Speight called the meeting “calm and constructive.”
But even if it was calm and constructive, when your boss calls you in for a meeting about how the work you’re doing isn’t good enough, that’s not a great sign for your job security. If things don’t turn around in the final seven games of the season, some or all of the people called in to speak with Johnson will be looking for work in 2013.