Seth Walder of the New York Daily News released an article yesterday via their website that probably won’t get as much publicity as the ridiculous Dave & Buster-gate scandal. Why should it? It is only an article that highlights something positive regarding the New York Jets and their once cancerous locker room. Seth writes,
“We didn’t all walk up to him at once,” Nelson told the Daily News. “It was one of those things where we made a decision as a group that if you get a chance and see Geno today, let him know that we appreciate him and we know he’s capable of leading this team to the playoffs.”
This speaks volumes about the organization and the culture that is being established by John Idzik and Rex Ryan. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of Butt Fumble, we are forced to relive the memories of the ghosts of the 2012 season and the “circus” that was the New York Jets locker room. With the turncoats Pettine and McElroy gone, there haven’t been any leaks to Manish Mehta from “anonymous sources.” There hasn’t been any finger pointing this year and accountability measures seem to have been established for everyone in that locker room. Our players are rallying behind their rookie quarterback and individually letting him know that they got his back shows a level of maturity and leadership that was much needed. It seems that all the pieces are place and the foundation is set for us to move forward as a team. You could have all the talent in a locker room but having this type leadership and maturity is invaluable. To read the complete article from Seth Walder click here.