What can he change this year that he's done in the last four? He's a player's coach who has an inability to come down on his own players, which precedes him from ever being the leader over a long term that he needs to be. His kids-gloves treatment of Sanchez and Holmes, in particular, revealed him to be a buffoon with a fancy defensive scheme, and most definitely not the person to lead a franchise. If he tries to come out next year cracking the whip, I can't see how he maintains any credibility in the locker room. I think Rex is what he is, despite his efforts to tone it down. He's the definition of the Peter Principle/
That's clearly the view of a lot of fans, but Idzik has all year to see how things look from the inside, which is something the fans can't do. He's stuck with him, anyway, might as well take a look at the man with an open mind. I think he'd be foolish not to. If he then decides to part ways after the season, he'll be doing it from an educated point of view. That's all anyone could ask. Including Rex.
Mind you, this all goes out the window if Idzik starts eating contracts this year to clear room for next season. Then it'll be pretty obvious that Woody was only holding onto him to save a couple bucks, and Idzik is using 2013 to lay the groundwork for when he installs his own man.
I just don't think we're there yet.
In other news, I saw a Jets license plate the other day which simply read, "SOJ." I literally thought to myself, "I wonder what Tom Shane's doing on Long Island?"