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For the second time this year . . .
a Jets offensive player complained about his role after a win.
First, if it was WR Elijah Moore after the Jets win in Green Bay. He got triggered by a reporter on Twitter who pointed out he had no catches in that game.
Now, it’s RB James Robinson complaining about being inactive against Chicago.
The same reporter whose tweet triggered Moore, asked Robinson about being inactive.
“Obviously, I didn’t come here not to play,” Robinson told ESPN on Wednesday. “Obviously, they brought me here for a reason. I don’t expect anything unless I work for it, and I’ve been working my ass off. Me not playing pisses me off.”
This isn’t a good look, because aside from the team winning spearheaded by an impressive offensive showing, one of the Jets’ top performers was Bam Knight, the player active instead of Robinson.
So you are complaining about being inactive after the guy who replaced you had a good game and the team won?
There is no doubt the Jets have improved their football culture, but guys complaining about their roles, especially after wins, isn’t ideal from a cultural standpoint.
So chill out with this Buffalo game obsession stuff. It’s obnoxious. That was an elite defense, and White was making just his third start.
This angle is just as odious as the – “White had a bad start to training camp this year.”
First of all, even if he was Johnny Unitas early in camp, he wasn’t starting. Secondly, the beginning of camp is for working on things and getting the kinks out.
White is clearly a QB with a lot of ability. He has good pocket presence, goes through his progression smoothly, throws with anticipation and commands a huddle.
How many Jets QBs in recent memory had games like he did last year (Cincinnati) and this year (Chicago)?
So stop with the nitpicking.
Look, I’m not putting him in Canton, and we will see what he does down the stretch, but spare me with these weak narratives, like the Buffalo game told us a lot about the player, and his supposed slow start to training camp hurt him in the Jets eyes.
December 1, 2022
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