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Woody Johnson: No more leaks

New York Jets owner Johnson answers a question at end of season news conference in Florham Park AP

Jets owner Woody Johnson covered a lot of ground on Tuesday.

Johnson talked about the team’s pending quarterback competition and hit a note of understatement when it came to Tim Tebow’s tenure with the team. He also asked for patience from fans as the team works to build itself back into a contender under new General Manager John Idzik.

Johnson also promised that the work that goes on in building such a contender will remain a secret to anyone but the people involved in the discussions. The last few years have seen plenty of damning reports about the Jets credited to sources within the organization, something Johnson says will stop under the new management.

“I think the buzz will be kind of a new feeling that John Idzik brings to the building,” Johnson said, via Don Banks of SI.com. “He’s very inclusive in the way he makes decisions. He’s a cultural guy. When we go in to make a decision, we want to encourage dissent. We encourage people to throw themselves on the table. But when we leave the room, we’re united. We’re not going to share any of those discussions, because they’re intimate to our family. Those we’re going to keep, but we’re going to be united when we leave. And that’s something we didn’t do as well perhaps.”

The Jets’ play and front office decision-making the last two years has done plenty to encourage bad press, but the endless stories about dissension in the ranks and fractured leadership have made things much more difficult. Cutting down on those stories won’t do much to improve the first two things, but it will make for a more placid working environment and that could lead to better results down the line.

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21 Responses to “Woody Johnson: No more leaks”
  1. melkipershero says: May 7, 2013 5:51 PM

    Its New York. If you dont leak crap the media will just make something up.

  2. thereisalwaysnextyear says: May 7, 2013 5:52 PM

    No leaks? No dissension? With their loudmouthed coach who is absolutely going to try and put the best spin on himself because he could be out of a job (and not get another head coaching job any time soon) there will 100% be leaks. Bank on it. 100%.

  3. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: May 7, 2013 6:16 PM

    That’s Okay. Mehta and Cimini don’t need any facts to make up a story… Just anonymous sources.

    At first I thought, from the title, that Woody was doing a ‘Depends’ commercial…

  4. ozymandias121 says: May 7, 2013 6:17 PM

    I feel like everything that comes from NY is made up anyways.

  5. marima07 says: May 7, 2013 6:30 PM

    Um… Someone should probably tell Woody that he just leaked a story about no more leaks.

  6. gohometrolls says: May 7, 2013 6:30 PM

    Cimidiot should be banned from covering the jets and Mehta is should be fired for making up all of these anonymous sources, but even though I dislike these two morons , these leaks came from a power struggle between Pro Ryan supporters in the organization and tannenbaum supporters, So far I love what Idzik is doing here he’s getting his house in order and is starting to get rid of the garbage .

  7. thestrategyexpert says: May 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    Sounds like dysfunctional chaos with a leader who is struggling to find a vision for the right path for this team. Yikes!

  8. floratiotime says: May 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    Think Les Nessman from “WKRP in Cincinnati”.

  9. hawkforlife says: May 7, 2013 6:45 PM

    We’re not going to share any of those discussions, because they’re intimate to our family.

    Our family? The Jets are a family? He just gets better and better. :)

  10. thesteelers says: May 7, 2013 6:52 PM

    LOL it’s the Jests

  11. bcgreg says: May 7, 2013 6:56 PM

    I can only go # 2?

  12. sdb0ltz says: May 7, 2013 7:11 PM

    Sounds life wishful thinking to me.

  13. ghostofgilchrist says: May 7, 2013 7:12 PM

    No more leaks? He must be using Tony Siragusa’s products!

  14. kd75 says: May 7, 2013 7:15 PM

    Johnson & Johnson shampoo like football product, no more leaks.

  15. 93warchant says: May 7, 2013 8:04 PM

    Another NY jets article. wait for it wait for it…… yawn…..

  16. justintuckrule says: May 7, 2013 8:14 PM

    In my best Mr. Chow impersonation…”it’s funny because its the Jets”.

  17. thegreatgabbert says: May 7, 2013 8:23 PM

    No more leaks until the Woody relaxes.

  18. geauxjay says: May 7, 2013 8:29 PM

    The Jets will literally do anything to stay in the headlines, include hold a press conference to talk about how they won’t talk to the media anymore, and PFT will definitely do anything to accommodate them.

  19. floriosbigtoe says: May 7, 2013 8:45 PM

    So who is Rexy going to blather about winning this year’s Super Bowl to?

  20. packerbackernj says: May 7, 2013 9:15 PM

    “He also asked for patience from fans….” Yea…..Jets have been a joke my entire lifetime. Most likely will be a joke my kids entire lifetime.

  21. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: May 7, 2013 9:51 PM

    I’m so proud! It was my Rexy that taught Mr. Johnson to tap dance like that!

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