Who is to Blame for Jets "Circus" Reputation?

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Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) during warmups for their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

This guy, for instance. Santonio Holmes had his well-documented troubles with the team in 2011. We are not going to review them, we have talked about them enough. The point is, when he has misbehaved, we have all been correct in pointing it out. But, the media focuses on what could be negative, rather than taking a positive outlook. Let me show you.

Santonio Holmes made the following comment about Sanchez’s reaction to the Tim Tebow trade:

I think since day one it was a focus that kind of rattled him a little. And I use that word only to say, ‘Wow, how did this happen?’ And those were words that came out of his mouth.

Based on that comment alone, all the headlines came out about how Mark Sanchez was “rattled” by the trade. All of the mainstream media was talking about it, and coach Ryan was asked about it yesterday. Coach disagreed, but that is not the point. The point is that it was focused on. Nobody focuses on the answer about how Santonio helped Mark, take a look:

He talked to me and I basically told him that this is his team, you’re the starting quarterback, Tebow is here to help. From the words that came from Coach Ryan, he told me that Tebow’s going to help us keep the drives going, keep the ball, score touchdowns, and win ball games. Those were the exact words I gave to Mark, to give him that sense of security that he’s our starting quarterback and that Tebow is here to help us win as many games as he can.

Whether he was rattled or not, who cares? It’s natural to be rattled in that type of situation. Wouldn’t any of us be rattled, if our employers brought it a very popular performer at our job, in the same job as we have? Of course we would. Mark Sanchez is human, the fact that he was rattled is natural, not headlines.

Nobody took the positive angle, talking about how Santonio helped his quarterback get past his feeling of being rattled. No, that wouldn’t add to the perception. The Jets are a “circus”, in the mainstream media’s mind, so all headlines have to reflect that.

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