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Morris County, New Jersey – This one I find very perplexing. Why no push back? Why the milquetoast? Let’s take a closer look . . .

I find it bizarre that Todd Bowles, Mike Maccagnan and Woody Johnson didn’t show any anger about the organizational leaks regarding Christian Hackenberg. Bowles was asked about it on Monday, and Mike and Woody today.

We got nothing from any of them ripping the leakers.


Aside from insulting the team’s #2 pick in 2016, and potential future QB, this leak showed a lack of institutional control. I’m sorry if that is harsh, but when you have leaks, especially more than one, which was the case with the Adam Schefter rip job on Hackenberg, that is an organizational crisis.

Can you imagine unnamed sources in New England ripping Jimmy Garoppolo. Or somebody in Pittsburgh doing this Landry Jones?

This is a really bad optic having an assistant coach AND an official ripping Hackenberg to Schefter. And while I have an issue with how Schefter (and all the NFL insiders) get their info, he’s not a hack. When he puts something out there, I’d say 95 percent on the time it’s on target.

And there was zero fire from Johnson, Maccagnan and Bowles combating this report.

This is a head-scratcher to me? . . .

I have nothing to report about Mike Maccagnan’s press conference today.


Because he said nothing.


I don’t care that he said nothing. His job is to build a championship team, not “win the press conference.” Man do I hate the term and concept of “winning the press conference.” It’s meaningless.

All I’m doing here is giving you an update in case you were interested in what Maccagnan said today.

You missed nothing.


If they said he’s never speaking ever again, I’d be okay with that. It was that bad.

But I will continue to just judge him on his player procurement. That is all the really matters with a GM . . .

Woody Johnson spoke to the media today, and here is one very important answer he gave about Darrelle Revis’ future.

“I like Darrelle, but it’s up to the coaches and general manager to decide how he fits, and all that,” Johnson said.

Giving 30-year-old Darrelle Revis a five-year, $70 million contract with $39 million guaranteed in 2015 was one of the worst decisions, worst contracts in Jets history. I’m sorry, I refuse to sugarcoat this.

Mr. Johnson was heavily involved in this decision. It was a huge mistake. It was almost like he was trying to right a wrong, by bringing back an iconic Jets who he traded. Bad decision to give an older CB that kind of coin, and it hurt the Jets on the field, impacting wins and losses. I was just going back over the season. I forgot how the Jets’ season started, with Revis getting beat deep by A.J. Green against the Bengals. I’m not going to go over all the bad plays like Revis getting beat for two touchdowns by Malcolm Mitchell in the Jets home loss to New England.

So the reason this quote is important is that Johnson claims he’s now staying out of decisions regarding Revis. He will leave it up to the coach and GM. Let’s see if they have the fortitude to just move on and not continue to kiss Revis’ ring.

The owner started this mess. Will the GM/coach put an end to it, or go soft, feeling bad for this man who has made about $100 million from the Jets’ organization. Stay tuned.

We will learn a lot about the GM/coach and how they handle it.

January 5, 2016

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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