Originally Posted by teddyld
On this week's Inside the NFL, Bart said something I had never thought about. He said that during the prior regime (Mangini) all of the Jets' beat writers were denied access to the coaches and players and that the team made a conscious effort to reverse course and to invite the writers in and give them access once Mangini was let go. Bart felt it was and still is the right thing to do, but that some writers in a quest to make a name for themselves and propel themselves to a bigger gig have abused this newfound access. He talked specifically about Manish, but refused to say his name because in his words, "I don't wanna give him any new Twitter followers."
Cimini has already got himself a new gig out of his hyperbole. The Jets are no different or more dysfunctional than any other sports team, our writers just spin it differently. Crabtree is under investigation right now, but I guarantee you the Bay area writers won't manipulate it like our's would. Heck, Brandon Jacob's Garden State Pkwy race to Atlantic City was handled differently by Giants' beat writers. The Jets national image is an example of the tail wagging the dog, with a few writers and talk radio types driving the negative spin.
I have a feeling the new GM is going to change things back towards the Mangini era. The writers have done the Jets no favors. Nothing good has come out of all this media attention. I am all for the Jets shutting out the writers starting now and I hope it will happen.