At 1-6, it’s likely too late for Jets coach Rex Ryan to save his job. But it’s not too late for the team to avoid losing so many that owner Woody Johnson decides to get rid of G.M. John Idzik, too.
The out-of-the-blue decision to trade for receiver Percy Harvin feels like an attempt by Idzik to win enough games to avoid getting fired. And also to sell enough tickets to keep Johnson from getting antsy about the impact to the bottom line.
But what will Harvin really mean to the Jets offense? A few years ago, having Harvin, Mike Vick, and Chris Johnson would have prompted Vince Young to call it a “Dream Team.” For now, the Jets season is teetering on the edge of a nightmare.
The challenge for offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will be to figure out how best to use Harvin in both the passing game and the running game.