A small plane trailer a banner reading “Fire John Idzik” flew over the Jets Florham Park practice facility Wednesday, a protest that didn’t sit well with the 1-8 team’s head coach or (current) starting QB, as Newsday’s Kimberley A. Martin explains :
The service was requested by a “frustrated” female Jets fan for “less than $1,000,” said Ashley Chalmers, owner of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising. Chalmers, who piloted the Super Cub himself, told Newsday that the fan did not want to be identified, but the service was done through a subcontract with another company.
Michael Vick called it an “annoying” distraction that was “a bit extreme. You’re trying to put everything into practice . . . and now, everybody’s attention is up in the sky.”
Rex Ryan stressed that fans “have a right” to voice their frustrations, but he also said the banner was “a little over the top. When you look at the big picture, this isn’t about one man falling short. We’re 1-8 collectively.”
“Kick a man while he’s down,” Vick said. “All right, we understand that. People do that. Some people want to see other people suffer.
” . . . That money that was spent on that jet fuel could have been given to some type of charity. Believe me, there are people out here in the world who need it.”