Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Source: Idzik begins post-draft shake-up
By Rich Cimini
New GM John Idzik has begun to remake the Jets' scouting department. Two longtime area scouts, Joe Bommarito and Michael Davis, won't be back with the team, as their contracts weren't renewed, a league source confirmed Wednesday night.
"Pay attention," the source said, "I'm sure there will be more changes."
Bommarito (West Coast scout) and Davis (Mid-Atlantic), both of whom are well-regarded in the scouting community, were informed after the draft of the changes. They spent 12 and 16 years with the Jets, respectively.
Davis was the assistant director of college scouting. He was the area scout for QB Geno Smith. The day after Smith was picked in the second round, Davis was brought out by the Jets to meet the media, fielding questions about Smith.
A new GM usually brings in his own people, so the changes didn't come as a surprise.