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The first major backlash against John Idzik came (perhaps unfairly) after running back Mike Goodson got himself into legal trouble. The complaint against Idzik was that one of his first acquisitions might be in jail instead of on the football field.
With a small amount of hindsight (though the legal case is not yet finished), this move might still have been a solid one. For starters, the main charge against Goodson was a gun possession charge, and it may end up being the case that the gun discovered in his friend's car was not his.
If Goodson ends up clear of the gun charges, then he is left only with possession of marijuana. Given how prevalent marijuana is believed to be in the NFL, this incident would suddenly become not so controversial.
From a football standpoint, what this all means is that Goodson might actually play for the Jets this fall. If he does, then this was still a good move by Idzik. Goodson brings a jump in athleticism and speed compared to what Shonn Greene presented last year at running back. If he is both healthy and free to play, Goodson and teammate Chris Ivory could form a deadly two-headed attack.