The Jets shouldn’t be mad at Dianna Russini and Zack Rosenblatt.
They should thank them.
Don’t kill the messengers.
You could argue that the two writers from The Athletic did the Jets a huge favor with their blockbuster expose on what went wrong with them this past season. Here is a snippet from their article that explains the theme of the story . . .
“To better understand the issues that contributed to another failed Jets season, The Athletic spoke to 30 sources in and around the organization, some of whom were granted anonymity to speak freely about the inner workings of the team without reprisal. Those sources described a team riddled with excuse-making, a paranoid head coach, an ill-equipped offensive coordinator and an organizational tunnel vision on the quarterback that rubbed some teammates wrong.”
The article portrayed a lack of institutional control with so many people feeling free to speak anonymously about the state of affairs in the building, and these unnamed people didn’t paint a pretty picture.
This story should be viewed as an early 2024 Christmas gift for those at 1 Jets Drive.
It’s time for the powers that be to roll up your collective sleeves and focus on fixing this. This is an emergency. Treat it as such. All hands on deck.
And Russini and Rosenblatt by publishing this expose in January, gave the Jets plenty of time to come up with a plan to fix this, including perhaps hiring outside consultants.
Now is not the time to laugh this story off and say “silly reporters.”
Honestly, these two reporters should motivate the Jets to take action.
Now is the time to make the necessary changes to the picture Russini and Rosenblatt painted, and then go out and have a great season with the requisite organizational tweaks in place.
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