For anyone that missed it yesterday, Dimitri Patterson was suspended indefinitely by the New York Jets. He was around the team through Friday night’s pregame meal, but then disappeared until late Sunday night. He returned then, discussed the situation with Idzik and Ryan, and the suspension was handed down.
What are the Jets going to do going forward with Patterson? John Idzik and Rex Ryan talked about the situation yesterday. First, Idzik talked about what the conversation was like:
The conversations that we had with Dimitri will remain private, but he presented what led up to that and basically last night was a listening session for Rex and for me, to understand what went into it. Now that the lines of communication are open, there will be two-way discourse now, which I think will be healthy.
John was asked if he can trust Patterson:
That’s what we are going to try to decipher. That’s what you really want to get down to the bottom of it, when we say we are going to do what’s best for the team. We always have the team in mind. We expect all of the members of our team (to) think that way. That’s what we think is acting like a Jet. So that’s what we will try to determine.
Rex Ryan was quite tight-lipped, and it is understandable:
Again guys, I think any conversation that I would have about Dimitri right now, I don’t want to say anything one way or the other about the situation because, again, it is a serious situation, but how I feel, whatever, I will just leave as private thoughts right now.
A decision will be made soon with regards to Dimitri Patterson. But, has the team already made their opinion known. Our good buddy and staff writer Michael Nash sent this picture of a tweet from Kimberley Martin from Newsday:
— Michael Nash (@MikeNash15) August 26, 2014
If this is representative of how the team feels, Patterson needs to go now. If the guys don’t trust him, that will cause a rift in the locker room, and we have all been there with our New York Jets. It wouldn’t hurt for John and Rex to have chats with some of the players, to get a feel for the team’s opinion on Patterson.
Hopefully the right thing will be done.