Link: Where does Idzik rank among GMs?

Pat Daugherty of Rotoworld ranked the NFL’s GMs and here’s what he wrote about his number fifteen entry, John Idzik:

One of the most valuable assets Idzik inherited upon replacing Mike Tannenbaum was his coach, Rex Ryan. The problem? General managers and inherited coaches are almost always a match made in hell. Idzik and Ryan not only flipped the script, however, they agreed on a contract extension. As this Week 17 scene suggests, the duo’s respect for each other appears to be genuine. But Idzik accomplished far more than simply cozying up to his head coach. He drafted the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, DT Sheldon Richardson, at No. 13 overall. Where’d he get the pick? From the Bucs in the Darrelle Revis trade. That would be the same trade where all of one team was believed to be willing to surrender its first-round pick. In barely three months on the job, Idzik played his only card perfectly, and turned it into a player who could be a defensive cornerstone for years to come. Not bad, right? Now Idzik must pass every GM’s litmus test: Find a quarterback. If he can, Gang Green might finally crash through the door it’s been banging on since 2009.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It’s only been one year and for Daughterty to rank Idzik right in the middle of the pack is pretty damn good in my opinion and I think it is a fair estimation of his ideas, skills and execution.  With that said, he had a pretty good run last year while doing things on a shoestring.  With double-digit draft picks and what looks like over $40 million in cap room, can he make the lasting impact with the right players as around? The question for him a year from now that could put him closer to the top ten is how he fares in putting together a team together when resources aren’t a concern and the expectations are heightened.



133 comments
Jason Troost
Jason Troost

Those of you on this blog who like Garapolo - You guys are right - this dude can throw. he's got great touch, a big, strong frame, and legs. Boy, It would be a travesty if the Patriots drafted this guy - He looks like a more buff Tom Brady....

a57se
a57se

I could see Holmes going to NE and having a big year......

a57se
a57se

Rotoworld:

Jets FINALLY cut Santonio Holmes.

Emphasis added.....

Joseph H.
Joseph H.

Santonio Holmes was released. 

nesboogie
nesboogie

SANTONIO HOLMES HAS BEEN RELEASED

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

Pat Dougherty is wrong; the phat man said so:

"Francesa rips Rex Ryan,John Idzik, and listless awful Jets....if your dumb enough to buy tickets to watch this, that's your problem"

Mike Francesa (WFAN) 9/3/13

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

Miami Herald is saying the Dolphins will likely look at signing Howard.  Pure speculation...


rstysanchz
rstysanchz

slighty off topic but its kind of funny to think there was some people in the media saying the jaguars gm opening was the better job to take 

Brendan
Brendan

Bellore was extended a tender offer. 


I love that STs is not going by the wayside. 

a57se
a57se

As soon as I see Bill Belichick heading the list, thie author loses all cerdibility...how could you FAIL to mention this in your write-up?


Marvel
Marvel

Cro and Verner dropping Gems.... wish we had a live.... nvmd lol

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@a57se  i could see new england...what do you think of him reuniting with bigben??

Brendan
Brendan

@nesboogie  Oh god. Put your helmets on, folks...FACEBOOK COMMENTS ARE COMING. 

levi
levi

@jaym  sounds like he will be a Jet soon.


And Cro said Antonio Allen could be the next Ed Reed. Thats pretty high praise.

a57se
a57se

@Wilkershakes  

and Brandon Albert and Veldheer and Saffold and they are gonna draft Zach Martin and Gabe Jackson....

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@a57se There are no details to his description either...Just that he's winning.  Every other GM has the details of the players come & gone during the last free agency.  Even the ones who won SB's.  smh

jaym
jaym

@a57se  

HUH?
Why is he a bad GM? Pats have won the AFC East for how long?

Bent
Bent moderator


@levi @jaym "Pretty high praise"??????????????


He just said he COULD BE THE NEXT ED REED.  You don't get higher praise than that if you're a safety.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@a57se @WilkershakesToo funny.  It's like a madlibs.  (Insert Team) is considering (Insert FA name) because they need (Insert FA position).  


Let's call it day, fellas!

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Brendan i think that was going around too because supposedly we had interest in caldwell too but he took the jaguar job and the media was trying to say the jaguar job was better and other candidates were scared of the jets  

Bytor
Bytor

@jaym  He's swung and missed more often than not. You can absorb a ton of mistakes when you have Brady. You can argue any ranking from 2-32. Just not #1. He's simply not a #1 GM. 

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@jaym Pats have won the AFC East because he's a great coach, who's doing what's necessary to overcome the GM's shortcomings.   They also have Tom Brady. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym  That's because of Brady. Belichick is not good at assembling talent overall. His track record since Pioli left is a mixed bag at best, but in reality probably a lot worse than that. 

Bytor
Bytor

@Joseph H. @Bytor @nesboogie  Hmmmm, gotta be a bit of both. I think I'll miss 'Tone Time more than anything. I will get over it in short order.......ok I'm over it, next.

Bytor
Bytor

@Brendan @levi  You have to find the character that Wes Welker and Adrian Peterson cavorted with and make a "deal".

Brendan
Brendan

@levi  WHO DO I HAVE TO KILL TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN? 

levi
levi

@Bent  Whats better than Ed Reed? Two Ed Reeds. We could wind up with two of them on the team then I guess.

a57se
a57se

@Wilkershakes @a57se 

Oh, now Rotoworld is saying the DOlphins will focus on Austin Howard after they sign Albert Tuesday!

Brendan
Brendan

@rstysanchz They also used "cap hell" as an excuse. Which was hilarious. Pretty sure anyone  interviewing for that job who couldn't come up with an easy way out from under the cap issues wouldn't have gotten the job anyway. In fact, isn't that what people thought happened with the guy from San Fran? 

Brendan
Brendan

@Wilkershakes It's just weird, because he's the GM whose shortcomings he has to overcome. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym Right, but what does that prove about Belichick's GM skills? 


He's a great defensive coach, which allows him to mask deficiencies in that unit (much like Rex) and he has Brady to do it on offense for him. 

jaym
jaym

@Brendan @jaymHow many players did the Pats lose on defense and still made it to the championship game?

jaym
jaym

@Brendan @jaym BB rebuilt that defense and found players to fill in to keep that team from falling apart last year