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Former NFL exec says Jets made 'an obvious play' and overdue to dump Maccagnan

The Jets have been roundly criticized for the poor timing of general manager Mike Maccagnan and vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger’s firings on Wednesday, with the moves by chief operating officer Christopher Johnson suggestive of continued dysfunction within the organization.

Michael Lombardi thinks just the opposite.

“The Jets have won 28 games the last five years, of which they won 10 in Maccagnan and [coach Todd] Bowles’ first season,” said Lombardi, who first reported last month that Maccagnan and newly hired coach Adam Gase were having problems getting along and that Maccagnan and Heimerdinger could be out after the draft.