New York Jets player claims GM John Idzik "set us up to lose"

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The New York Jets continue to lurch from one disaster to the next as their disastrous 2014 season rumbles on.

Quarterback controversies, coach speculation and unhelpful protest banners have dominated conversation in New Jersey over the past couple of months, and with the Jets sitting on a 2-10 record prior to Week 14 it looks like several Jets players have broken ranks to vent their frustration at those in charge.

A report published on Friday cites a number of unnamed New York Jets players who offered an insight into the turmoil currently engulfing the franchise. 

GM under fire

The New York Jets have at times this season looked a chaotic bunch out on the gridiron, but it is fair to say their offseason dealings didn't exactly help Rex Ryan in his quest to field a competitive team.

General Manager John Idzik has come in for intense criticism from a disgruntled fan base after failing to add players in key positions, and now the players who are in the team have called him out too.

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"Idzik did not give Rex the pieces he needed to fit his system," an anonymous Jets player revealed before effectively accusing Idzik of either total incompetence or sabotage.

"He did not get this team what it needed this year to win. Either he is the worst negotiator in football or he set us up to lose."

Idzik of course was the subject of a protest banner flown over the head of Jets practice last month, carrying with it a simple message "Fire John Idzik."

Wide out woes

One of the big moves the GM did make prior to the 2014 season was to bring in the Denver Broncos' wide receiver Eric Decker. After a lacklustre season with the Jets (not helped by Michael Vick and Geno Smith), another player who remained anonymous called out Decker and his big money.

"He was a no.4 receiver (in Denver) and we made him a no.1, gave him $7.5 million and found out he was of little or no help."

It is clear that all is not well at the New York Jets and the end of the season cannot come quick enough for all involved, except perhaps head coach Rex Ryand and Idzik himself - both of whom may be looking for employment elsewhere come the 2015 season.

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