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Some would like them to cut back on this sort of talk right now . . .
The opinions on social media don’t reflect how everybody feels, and many people stay off social media – it’s not a part of their lives.
But you get the sense many Jets fans are tired of people talking about Jets’ improvement, especially after a game like their 30-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, one of many lopsided defeats for the men in green this year.
After this loss, in his post-game press conference, Robert Saleh said, “We have been getting better. It’s just a matter of sticking to our guns and sticking to the philosophy of what we’re trying to get done.”
Talk about “getting better” often triggers some Jets fans. Making matters worse for some fans was not only was the coach saying this, but the team put the quote on Twitter.
Here are some of the responses to this tweet containing Coach Saleh’s quote:
“You are what your record says you are. Jets are 3-10. Not getting better but continuing the futility.” – Antonio Mancini
“Better? Where is your evidence of growth? Where do you see the progress? Seriously. Because myself and other fans DON’T SEE THAT!” – Rob Dest
“Getting better at what?” – Tom Schuster
“Getting better? You have to be out of your mind.” – Conor Sheridan
“If this is getting better, I don’t want to see getting worse.” – Josh McCord
“Getting your butts kicked 30-9, is not what I would call getting better.” – Jon Robbins
You get the idea.
If we were running the social media stuff, we would perhaps avoid running tweets about improvement or how certain players are playing well on a 3-10 team. From a PR standpoint, we would avoid that. Some would consider this putting salt in the wounds.
Perhaps lay low until the off-season, when they get to fix this. It’s going to be hard to fix anything right now. Dynamic new players can’t be airlifted into Florham Park right now.
But they have the means to help fix this in the off-season with amazing draft capital, including:
- Their first-round pick
- Another second first-round pick (Jamal Adams trade)
- Their second-round pick
- Another second-round pick (Sam Darnold trade)
And a lot of cap room to help them sign free agents and keep Mike White.
If the Jets play their cards right, this could be transformative off-season for them.
However, right now, they are struggling, and many fans don’t want really don’t want to hear about how it might be getting better. Could be wrong, but from a PR standpoint, perhaps move away from this kind of stuff the rest of the season.
“In what world are you getting better?” tweeted Dom Edison
Some would argue, and perhaps some people in the building, that these are just negative people, and you shouldn’t let them dictate how you run your business.
However, based on the results, maybe it’s just some Jets fans who don’t agree with the theory that the team is improving. They just have a different view of what they are seeing.
As Nick Saban once said, “Everyone looks at the world through a different set of eyes.”
December 13, 2021
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