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Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:10 am
Edited on: January 11, 2012 2:19 pm
 
As if the Jets could be even more dislikeable, we have this: Multiple players ripping starting quarterback Mark Sanchez in the most gutless way possible. No, not on Twitter. See, using Twitter would have required attaching their name to it.

The Jets? They ripped Sanchez anonymously through the New York Daily News.

And this is not me defending Sanchez. It's not. He could well be "lazy," as one gutless wonder told the newspaper. He could be a "baby," as another gutless Jet said. It's entirely possible that "he goes in a hole when someone tells him the truth," as someone sniveled.

But there's a right way to do things, and a wrong way, and damn if the Jets don't take the wrong way every ... single ... time.

No need to list the transgressions here -- CBSSports.com's server holds just 14.74 kajillion megabytes -- but idiots are aplenty. Rex Ryan, Santonio Holmes, Bart Scott and all these gutless wimps ripping Sanchez anonymously ...

The only person in the organization with any gumption is the backup quarterback, Greg McElroy, who attached his name to some fierce criticism last week. Everyone else? Gutless. No wonder the team choked all season.


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Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:32 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

If a journalist can't name sources, then they're probably lying. IMO.

I agree with the sentiment, Baylor.....but sports media is a tricky beast.

If the author of the article had revealed his sources, he would be finished as a sports writer because he broke the rules of confidentiality. No player in that market would ever speak to him again because they know they can't trust him. He has to assume the burdens of anonymity himself and accept the accusations of fabrication in order to keep the trust of not only the players he's protecting, but every player who would ever think of confiding in him in the future.

It's a tightrope writers have to walk, but staying true to an agreement of confidentiality is an absolute must for a journalist.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:24 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

With all the lying going on with American journalists, I have to automatically assume that if a reporter lists "anonymous" sources for an inflammatory article that they are simply fabricating stories to keep their job, sell papers, get advertisers, pushing their own agenda. What was once a credible asset to the American public---true journalism, is now a joke. If a journalist can't name sources, then they're probably lying. IMO.





Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:22 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

The only TEAM ever accussed of FINED for ILLEGALLY taping and CHEATING is the Patriots.You can GOOGLE SPYGATE.


Brian...you lack even the most basic comprehension skills need to understand the alphabet.

Please don't try to interpret anything the league says, because you are truly incapable of comprehending what was said.

The Patriots were never fined for "cheating". They were caught with a camera in an area where cameras were not allowed. That camera NEVER had an impact on THAT game, which is what the rule was intended to prevent.....tape used from that game, IN that game.

The Jets WERE fined for "cheating".

Alosi had INACTIVE players dress as assistants and had them stand where they were NOT allowed in order to CHEAT.

If you don't think intentionally blocking and TRIPPING a player "cheating", then you are too damn stupid to reason with.

GOD, I hate stupid people.




Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:17 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

Let me preface this by saying "I really don't like Ryan and the Jets".  But, for a Blogger to call a bunch of NFL players (protecting their jobs) "cowards" is too much.  If one of these "cowards" came across you in a bar, you'd run in fear or threaten a lawsuit or both.

Doyel isn't the coward....and it doesn't matter one iota that the players in question could tear him limb from limb in a bar fight. Doyel at least has the balls to say it loud and proud whereas these so-called "teammates" use the privilege of anonymity afforded by the writer of the original article.

Cowardice comes in many forms. In this case, cowards are "cowering" behind a privilege instead of being men and either saying it out loud or keeping it to themselves.

Doyel is right on with this article. These players in question are cowards. In every conceivable definition of the word.




brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:15 am
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tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:02 am
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Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:45 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

Let me preface this by saying "I really don't like Ryan and the Jets".  But, for a Blogger to call a bunch of NFL players (protecting their jobs) "cowards" is too much.  If one of these "cowards" came across you in a bar, you'd run in fear or threaten a lawsuit or both.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:40 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

Its the Jets, who cares...



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:31 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

attitude reflects leadership.  Clearly they dont with their team captains (holmes) but it all starts with their head coach.  that guy, as much as the fans there may love him and his players as well, is poison.



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:48 am
 

Cowardly Jets rear their cowardly heads

Hey Doyel, don't call these guys cowards because they spoke off the record. Call them "change agents" because their actions are intended too bring about needed change. You know its needed.


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