Originally Posted by lageman4ever
Rex has the right to do whatever he wants as head coach. But if he expects his players to respect him, he can't treat their careers like a big joke. He wants and needs McKnight to buy into this switch in order for it to be effective. Pulling him aside before a public announcement is one way to encourage that.
I've been a manager for a long time and I'd never think of doing something like this to one of my staff. It's just not helpful or productive.
How shocked could McNight have been? He practiced at CB last week, and if I recall correctly Rex worked him out at the position last season. I understand these guys are worried about their careers, however if you really think about it, McNight career as an RB is not going that well if he is not getting reps with what the Jets currently have, and add to that the fact that football is a team sport that requires sacrifice by players. I'm willing to bet Rex did not stand at a podium and tell him he was traded to defense for the first time. He had to figure something was going to happen after REvis was lost and the player brought in this week didn't pan out.
Rex should be about getting wins as a coach, that's what coaches are supposed to do...anyway, do you guys think Belitwit was worried about Edelman's feelings when he was used as a DB in years past? No, he did whta was best for the team, feelings be damned.