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There is no way around it. They need more institutional control to avoid situations like this.
Do you ever see New England players saying controversial stuff?
You need to train your players to not “fall for the cheese” as players call it. Here is what I’m talking about folks. Drum roll please.
Are that Jets tanking this year?
Headline – “Quincy Enunwa sees the Jets’ tanking evidence, too.”
“It’s hard to argue [with] that,” Quincy Enunwa told the New York Post, “when everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on.”
Are your freaking kidding me? A player saying this? It’s all over the internet – made the Jets look horrible. How about more media training? How about more institutional control? A player should NEVER go there. Never give an once ounce a credibility to the narrative that his team might tank.
This was at a Mets game, and reporter Zach Braziller caught up with Enunwa who was in attendance.
Now it should be pointed out that Enunwa went on to say, “I don’t think any player is going to tank. Our jobs are on the line. Our families [depend on us]. We’re out there to work and get our paycheck and win games. People are always going to say that kind of stuff, but we’re just going to play.”
But you know what, it doesn’t really matter. He already provided the money quote.
Todd Bowles needs to provide more leadership. He needs to have more control of his players.
Think about this off-season – Lorenzo Mauldin accused a punching a man in the face at a night club; Robby Anderson arrested for fighting with security at a Miami concert and Darron Lee getting into a heated argument with a woman at New York music festival (and also claiming he was mugged at a Columbus, OH bar, but there seem to be no witnesses).
And you have players shooting their mouths off like Enunwa and Sheldon Richardson.
Bowles needs has to make it clear to the players that none of this is acceptable.
He needs to set the cultural tone for his players.
But you know what, when you tell the media it’s not a big deal when players are late, you aren’t setting the best disciplinary tone.
What can Bowles do about Enunwa said?
How about telling the players that anyone who brings up the “tank” word is going to be disciplined?
How about the organization training the players better at handing the media?
Bill Belichick tells his players what to say and not say. That is why they are basically unquotable, which is a good thing from a team standpoint.
I almost fell off my chair when I read the Enunwa quote.
It’s unbelievable, in my worldview, that a player would say that.
More leadership is needed in that building.
I’m not sure if will come from the GM who isn’t wired that way.
But Bowles, a long-time NFL safety, and a guy who overcame a lot coming out of Elizabeth, he needs to step up as a leader. He needs to start showing the toughness he displayed as a player, and in his life, overcoming so much to become an NFL head coach. Honestly, I thought he’d be more of a disciplinarian.
Are you kidding me?
A player saying that.
July 17, 2017
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