Woody Johnson Not the Least Bit Happy About His Team Being 3-6

Jets owner Woody Johnson said seeing his Jets at 3-6 has been a “miserable experience” for everyone involved, Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. As to whether it will lead him to consider a change, perhaps one in the front office or one on the field, Johnson wouldn’t comment.

“I never make any midseason statements about players or coaches or anything like that,” he said.

Johnson reiterated that Mark Sanchez is the franchise quarterback (“I don’t view him that way, that’s what he is”). That will remain the same as well. But he also said he’s seen the team get in it’s own way, commit costly penalties and critical errors.

When asked if he wasn’t happy with the current state of affairs, he said this:

“I think what we’ll see this week, but it’s what the record says is going on,” Johnson said. “We’re a 3-6 team, are we happy, are they happy, are the players happy? I know the fans aren’t happy. I didn’t sign up for a 3-6 season, we haven’t had one in a while.”

The struggles, Johnson said, don’t have to do with just Sanchez or Tebow. He feels like there are ways many players are being used or not being used are an issue.

“You have to look at all the players and why aren’t they’ used and why are they used. When we’re 3-6, you have to look at everybody,” he said. “It’s a team sport and it’s up to coach Sparano and the head coach to decide how many plays each player has. We need some more good plays and we have to stop stepping on ourselves on the other plays.

“If you take a look at the games we’ve played in this year, we’ve been in almost every game, it’s just been kind of careless errors, penalties at lethal times, critical third downs. We eliminate them, we’ll do well.”


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