In his introductory press conference, new Jets general manager John Idzik showed himself to be whatever you want to make of him.
The high point of the Jets' dismal 17-12 loss to the Carolina Panthers last night came halfway through the fourth quarter, courtesy of Tim Tebow.
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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.
The good news: Joe McKnight bulked up this offseason in the hopes of vying for more carries and more regular role in the offense. He’s at 216 pounds now, up from 198 last year. When the season starts, he hopes to be in the 205-210 range.