The Real "Circus" Around the New York Jets

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Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The “circus” is a term that everyone loves to use when talking about the New York Jets, and with good reason. The Jets certainly have not shied away from a good story. Well, any story or that matter. There is do way to deny that the Jets have dominated the headlines. But lately, the Jets have been quiet. They have been going about their business, gathering candidates and executing a search for a new general manager for the franchise. But, they are still in the news about it, about saying nothing. You know what that tells us? That the ones reporting the news, may just be the ones MAKING the news. And that makes the circus, folks. Thank the Daily News, kids.

When you invent the story because there is none there, you are creating the circus.

It really came to a head the last couple of weeks with everybody’s favorite paper, the New York Daily News. The Jets, as we know, haven’t been making any statements, no waves, just going about the business of finishing the regular season. But, out comes the article that we all have talked about at length, where “anonymous” sources said that Rex stated he would welcome being fired if an overhaul didn’t come to the offense. Does that even “sound” like Rex Ryan? He has loved this organization since he was young and his Dad worked here. He now is going to welcome being fired, and basically give his boss an ultimatum to either fix the offense or fire me? Ummm…..hello? It doesn’t even make sense, and when it doesn’t make sense it usually isn’t true.

The writer of this piece, Manish Mehta, did an interview with our buddies over on the Flight 5 program yesterday. While it was big of Manish to go on there, I think he left just as many questions as he answered. Remember when Rex said he denied the above article to the reporter, but he didn’t print it? Manish felt that this was off the record, and said in the interview that they did have an off the record conversation as well. Come on, though. Rex flat denied the accusation of the source, but wouldn’t want that on the record? That doesn’t hold water logically.

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