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Woody Johnson skipping Jets game

Rex Ryan, Mike Tannenbaum, Woody Johnson AP

In a move that will prompt plenty of speculation but perhaps lead to no specific answers (at least not for today), Jets owner Woody Johnson is not attending the regular-season finale at Buffalo.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com writes that Johnson “rarely” misses a game, and that he has said nothing about the future of any of his key employees.  Four years ago, the Johnson said G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Eric Mangini would return for the 2009 season — and Johnson fired Mangini immediately after the season ended.

It’s a virtual certainty that changes are coming to the Jets.  As soon as Monday (or possibly tonight) we’ll begin to find out what they are.

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29 Responses to “Woody Johnson skipping Jets game”
  1. baustin128 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:13 PM

    Dont blame him

  2. gergie1957 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:14 PM

    Would you want to watch that crap????

  3. FinFan68 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:14 PM

    Too busy writing termination letters

  4. dmartin17 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:14 PM

    Sounds like what Sanchez has been doing all season!

    ZING

  5. bringithome6 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:15 PM

    Well this is just criminal, if the fans have to watch the product he put out there so should he.

  6. rgledz says: Dec 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    You have to watch out for “the Johnson”. Be afraid…..

  7. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    LOL?

  8. azdesertdweller says: Dec 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

  9. timegambit says: Dec 30, 2012 1:17 PM

    15 weeks of agony and regret are plenty.

    Let the man spend 1 Sunday without cramps.

  10. bangithard says: Dec 30, 2012 1:18 PM

    Johnson needs to step up and make changes, his team, his investment is a circus. Be professional, makes some changes and quit trying to be a PR machine and WIN. Winning will bring you fans, winning will bring you cash.

    This Jet team is on verge of becoming as irrelevant as the REDSKINS have been the past 2 decades.

  11. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 30, 2012 1:19 PM

    He should skip more games. He should skip everything football related. It’s pretty obvious he was the person who brought in Tebow.

  12. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 30, 2012 1:19 PM

    What were his parents thinking when they named him “Woody Johnson”?

  13. bender4700 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:19 PM

    He hired someone to begin the search for a new GM. I’d imagine the GM would hire a new head coach.

  14. frithstreetpost says: Dec 30, 2012 1:21 PM

    If Rex Ryan could coach as well as he could talk, the Jets would be a contender. The dysfunctional locker room and stubborn refusal to grasp the Sanchez nettle have finished him.

  15. halbert53 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:24 PM

    Like everyone else he knows his team is not worth watching.

  16. jcmeyer10 says: Dec 30, 2012 1:29 PM

    Lol at Sanchez.

  17. commonsensedude says: Dec 30, 2012 1:29 PM

    I don’t blame him. It’s bad enough paying a couple of hundred bucks to see that garbage. Can you imagine how you’d feel if you had paid millions of dollars to watch it?

  18. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 30, 2012 1:30 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted…

  19. mybrunoblog says: Dec 30, 2012 1:34 PM

    Here in the NYC metro area the media is acting like the Jets are 2-14. A win today puts them at 7-9. A disappointing season but not horrible.
    Sanchez’ poor play and the Tebow thing makes it seem worse than it is.

  20. fooseballfan says: Dec 30, 2012 1:59 PM

    Can you fire yourself. This is his mess. Not Rex’s.

  21. 480volt says: Dec 30, 2012 2:35 PM

    After the season instead of Rex saying he won’t kiss Belichick’s rings he should go kiss his ass and ask for job….that team he coaches is a complete embarrasment and it starts with M. T….he chose the players…not Rex…Mike’s the GM and needs to go and so does Rex cause he can’t coexist with a new GM….even if Sanchez had better players he still doesn’t grasp reading defenses on a Consistent basis which is why the 51 turnovers…etc…80% of the time u win with a Great QB and they don’t have that….Go PATS!!!!Houston is about to lose in Indy and well get the 2nd seed…..

  22. bhink73 says: Dec 30, 2012 2:40 PM

    It looks like instead of Mrs. Ryan, all Rex is getting in his stocking is coal.

  23. msclemons67 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:04 PM

    Even if I owned a team as bad as the Jets I think I’d watch every game. Sounds like Woody is more interested in the cachet of owning a team than he is in football.

  24. hboc01 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:18 PM

    He created this mess and then just walks away, like a child who doesn’t clean up after themselves.

  25. jetsfansince1968 says: Dec 30, 2012 3:19 PM

    Woody should let Andy Reid run the whole show

  26. cmdrsmooth says: Dec 30, 2012 4:55 PM

    Woody needs more time to contemplate this hard decision for the Johnson family.

  27. pisano says: Dec 30, 2012 5:02 PM

    If Woody had any class he would have sat in the owners box with a paper bag over his head just to mock the Jet season.

  28. cometkazie says: Dec 30, 2012 5:46 PM

    Every owner should sit in the stands with the fans. Sitting in a luxury box is not football.

  29. golfenwen says: Dec 30, 2012 7:38 PM

    My daughter and I were never Jets fans until Tim Tebow was hired. What a disservice they did to him, they took one year of his athletic ability away. He certainly couldn’t have been as bad as Mark Sanchez. They need a new coach and to let Tim go to a team that will appreciate him. They didn’t even give him a chance, but lead him on to think that he might be playing. I hope all the people who became Jets fans because of the hiring of Tim Tebow, leave.

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