A few days ago, I sat across from New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and asked if he considered the season "disappointing." His own coach, Rex Ryan, had used that word only a couple of days earlier.
Johnson didn't give a direct answer. I asked again, and he dodged again, saying the 8-6 record wasn't "through lack of effort" and that he's "optimistic going forward." Finally, this: Would you be disappointed if you don't make the playoffs?