Jets owner: 'I didn't sign up for 3-6 season'

Associated Press Modified: November 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm •  Published: November 15, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Woody Johnson expects the New York Jets to turn things around — and fast.

A 3-6 start has the owner just as disappointed as the fans, who were expecting a lot more this season from Rex Ryan's team.

"The record says what's going on," Johnson said during practice Thursday. "We're a 3-6 team. Are we happy? Are they happy? Are the players happy? I know the fans aren't happy. The answer is no. We're not happy. We're not happy with 3-6.

"I didn't sign up for a 3-6 season. We haven't had one of these in a while. I'm not happy about it, yet I am optimistic that some of these things can be corrected."

Johnson would not comment on the immediate futures of coach Rex Ryan or general manager Mike Tannenbaum, saying it's his policy not to address those things during the season. But he made it clear that things need to get better for his team, which is heading to St. Louis on a three-game losing streak.

The Jets are coming off a lackluster 28-7 loss at Seattle last Sunday that left Johnson frustrated.

"In a lot of pain this week, again," Johnson said. "To lose in this game, it's a miserable experience and it's tough — tough to lose any game, particularly as many games as we've lost this year."

There has been some speculation by fans and media that Johnson was solely behind the Tim Tebow deal in March, hoping to boost sales of tickets and personal seat licenses. Johnson turned a bit testy when asked about that.

"This, I really want to clear up," Johnson said. "You guys have been accusing me, this phony story of me being more concerned with PSLs or cash or something else. My job — 1, 2 and 3 — is to win games. That's why I got into this to begin with. It's to win games. It's not to sell PSLs or to sell hot dogs."

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