CHAPTER SIX: THE ORGANIZATION
Principal Owner Leon Hess is moving the Jets to New Jersey in '84. This has led to some catchy banners in Shea: MR. CLEAN, SELL THE TEAM, a reference to Hess's gripe about the dirty bathrooms.
Since Weeb Ewbank, the longtime coach and general manager, left in 1974, the Jets haven't been blessed with outstanding football savvy at the executive level. Don't forget, this is the club that lost its two most notable stars, Namath and John Riggins, without getting anything in return.
"From the president's office right down to the personnel staff, one word can be used to describe the Jets organization," says one NFL executive. "Arrogant. Extreme arrogance. They never admit to a mistake."
This year might change all that.