In his introductory press conference, new Jets general manager John Idzik showed himself to be whatever you want to make of him.
Today’s long-delayed press conference featuring Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson was supposed to signal a new beginning after a disappointing season. Instead, it became another example of the organization’s tiresome predilection for inane narrative-peddling.
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Calvin Pace said that the Jets are “getting back to square one” on defense this year.
“As if it’s the first day Rex is here so we just reinstalled the defense from the ground up,” he said.
Normally, declarations about starting from scratch follow on the heels of a spectacular bottoming out. But despite the overwrought, sky-is-falling narrative surrounding it, the Jets’ 8-8 season last year doesn’t qualify.
Each time the Jets or Giants play a football game, Capital will write about a home-team member who took part in it. This post is about Calvin Pace, who played linebacker in the Jets’ 27-21 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Finally, a win for the Jets that perfectly matched their blueprint.
It was of the “gritty” variety, as the Jets came back from two separate 11-point deficits. It featured a defense that clamped down in the second half, led by the performance of inimitable cornerback Darrelle Revis, who somehow gained four times as many yards with one interception return than he gave up all day to the man he was guarding.