Plane with banner urging Jets to fire GM John Idzik circles practice field

A plane urging the New York Jets to fire John Idzik circled above the practice field for about 20 minutes as the players went through drills while the embattled general manager watched.

The plane with a banner trailing behind that read "FIRE JOHN IDZIK" began to circle Wednesday a few minutes after the media arrived as Jets players began stretching. With it buzzing above, it appeared most players ignored the plane — as Idzik stood on the sideline. Owner Woody Johnson is also attending practice.

The plane stopped circling shortly before the 30-minute period in which the media is allowed to attend practice.

Idzik, in his second season as the Jets' GM, has been highly criticized as the team is off to a 1-8 start that includes eight straight losses.


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