Joe Douglas, John Idzik
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Penny-pinching or simply manufacturing great value? The reason New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas is no John Idzik is quite firm.

Robby Sabo

How dare you. How dare you actually bring up the name John Idzik while thinking about Joe Douglas. Who do you think you are?

How dare I fall for the bait, ultimately including both in the same angle, in copy, for New York Jets fandom to read.

Usually, names like Idzik, Duhe and Kotite are better left unsaid. Allow the names that remind diehard Jets fans of the deepest, darkest days in organizational history to simply remain buried.

Right? Not really.

History is what helps us understand the future. History repeats itself while revealing incredible nuggets better served to store at the forefront, and this is one such instance.

Douglas’s value-driven free-agent ways have contrasted with Mike Maccagnan and compared to Idzik in the minds of many. Although the initial thought of the two can be excused, as many cannot grasp the actual value of free agency itself (which isn’t that valuable at all), anything past “initial” turns unforgivable.

Joe Douglas is no John Idzik for a variety of reasons.

An Actual Plan

This is the biggie, the thought that has you relaxed and completely comfortable with the former offensive lineman running the ship.

Unlike Idzik’s scattered transactions, Douglas’s plan is crystal clear: build from the trenches-out.


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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com
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JetOrange
JetOrange
2 years ago

Very insightful article. Forgot how many bad signings Idszik had