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On Monday, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson held his season-ending press conference.

In addition to taking questions on his decision to fire general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan, Johnson also reflected on one decision he wished he had made during last offseason – offering a contract to Darrelle Revis:

“Darrelle is a great player,” Johnson said. “If I thought I could have gotten Darrelle, for that (contract), I probably would have taken him.”

Perhaps sensing a fine in the making, a PR person for the Jets warned the media that the team couldn’t speak about players on other teams, seeing as how Revis is currently playing for the New England Patriots. Johnson apparently wasn’t paying attention as he followed up his thoughts of what he wished he had done last offseason with his thoughts on what he’d like to do in the future:

“It was our best judgment to do what we did. But Darrelle’s a great player,” he said. “I’d love Darrelle to come back.”

Oops.

The NFL’s anti-tampering stance is pretty clear and the statement that Johnson would “love Darrelle to come back” likely falls under it.

Even though the season just ended, the Jets seemingly can’t help but shoot themselves in the foot.

[New York Daily News]

  • ChesterPendragon

    Not only did he clearly violate the anti-tampering rule, Johnson nearly recited the example sentence verbatim in regards to Revis.

  • He also hired a former exec to help in finding a new coach and GM. Then he had to hire another former exec to help because he f’d up the first former exec hire