I've gone back and forth with Hubbich and Jane M. on Twitter about this. When you ask them if quoting an "NFL source" about the "thoughts" of a coach, with no further attribution or evidence, is legitimate journalism, they clam up.
The NYDN is responsible for this sad state of affairs, and if the jackals and hyenas who are done gorging themselves on Tanny's carcass don't have anything else to eat, why don't they go after their competitors,
Here's the problem. I don't think that fans and the media aren't obligated to anything.
Fans whine because they pay money to go to games. Here's a thought. DON'T PAY MONEY TO GO TO GAMES. YOU pay the money. It's YOUR fault.
Media just want a byline.
Media need bylines, that's how they stay employed. Granted, there's better ways to go about it than some of these clowns do, but that's still a fundamental part of what their employers require of them.
Fans do pay money, as you pointed out. Yes, there are a lot of questions with Tannenbaum gone and searching for a new GM, but Rex should have at least addressed a few of them. I'm glad he got to go on vacation at least, he needs one
Could you imagine if these ragtag crew of beat "writers" had to cover the Fort Knox Patriots?
Once Belichick has back to back seasons without making the playoffs the vultures up here will swarm. They hate that he won't include them in anything unless it is the league specified minimum.
Right now the media is cowered as every time they criticize him, fans call and press them on it. They actually complain on air that every time the team is criticized, that the fans call and don't want to hear it.
The media will say don't you want to know about such and such and fans will say no, and that the games are the only thing that matters. Francessca is immune but the rest of them are not.
This just in from the J&J HQ , Mr Woody Johnson just informed the NFL offices in NY that he will be happy to pay the 50 cent per day fine for the shear enjoyment of watching the local media squirm like the vermin they are.
To show his appreciation for all the Jets fans, he would like to pass along this update on the current situation.
" To my great sadness the Jets really sucked this year. I am totally disappointed in the product that was put on the field and our fans deserves better.
Thus the letting go of Mike and the search for a new GM. When that search is completed and that person hired and after time to put together a plan for the coming season well will give you more information.
In the future we will no longer be dealing with the local press, but directly with our fan base thru the Internet and the local Jets forums. Fans will be able to access all press ( now called fan ) conferences and ask questions to coaches and players directly.
In closing I would like to thank all the beat reporters for all the crap they have dropped on this team over the years. It's that crap that had lead us to this new wonderful way of showing its our fans that are important and not sell newspapers or promoting local media.
In short u can now all go be giant beat writers and write how great and wonderful they are and basically go ****' yourselves.
@MMehtaNYDN: Jets are, in fact, in violation of NFL media policy re: head coach availability after season, per document sent to me by Greg Aiello #nyj
Mehta is such a loser and this is a perfect example of fabricated controversy: the Jets are NOT in violation of the NFL media policy UNLESS they don't make the coach available by Friday. As per Fatcessa a little while ago, Rex is scheduled to be available to press on Friday afternoon.