Tell us how you really feel, Woody

Tell us how you really feel, Woody

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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson put head coach Robert Saleh and GM Joe Douglas on notice — while also putting QB Zach Wilson on blast — during a red carpet interview at last night’s NFL Honors awards show.

“We have to do a lot better than seven [wins], definitely,” Johnson said of his moribund franchise. After Aaron Rodgers was lost for the year just four plays into the opener, Gang Green stumbled to a 7-10 record — and plenty of drama.

“The discussions I’ve had in the last couple of months, they’ve seen me about as mad as I can be with what was going on, with the offense particularly,” Johnson said, according to reports. “We have all this talent, and we have to deploy talent properly. So I think they all got the message. This is it. This is the time to go. We’ve got to produce this year.”

The Jets finished 31st — second to last — in total yards and 29th in scoring with Wilson — the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft — Tim Boyle, and Trevor Siemian all taking turns at quarterback.

After Rodgers’ injury, Gang Green opted not to sign a veteran signal-caller such as Joe Flacco, who was with the Jets in 2021 and ‘22.

“You need a backup quarterback,” Johnson said. “We didn’t have one last year.”

Since Douglas was hired, New York has gone 27-60. The Jets are 18-33 under Saleh, and have missed the playoffs for the past 13 years.

There has been talk that the team plans to trade Wilson — who, according to reports, was reluctant to return to the starting role after being benched — this offseason.

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