And if not, were you aware that pro sports team coach their players on how to talk with media? Yes! Believe it!
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
Apparently this must have been something that was addressed with the players this week, because players were reminding each other about it to each other about it during the open locker room period.
Let me give it a try.
Let me just add that media coaching is par for the course.
That reminds me of Bull Durham, and this is the subject of a whole scene in a movie that was created more than 20 years ago.
Let me answer you by telling you that this is pretty insipid stuff to be reporting on.
That’s an important point because this has NOTHING TO DO WITH ACTUAL FOOTBAWWW!
What that means is that there are those in the media who are very meta, they prefer to discuss how the sausage is made rather than how it tastes.
Another thing to remember is that they laminated a card with a typo on the back.
If you look at it closely, you’ll find that it was the wrong preposition.
What I can say is this: Word does offer a grammar check, but I shouldn’t be throwing any stones at glass houses.
You will each receive a copy of these as you leave today: a copy of Dr. Seuss’s classic Oh! The Places You’ll Go! and a hot cup of jack squat.
What’s most important is that the Jets are doing their best to provide some media shark repellent to their players.
The real issue here is that there isn’t an issue.
I wouldn’t even try to take on the job of coaching, what I can tell you is that my coach might or might not have a tattoo with Mark Sanchez’s #6 jersey somewhere secreted on his person.
That’s not my area of expertise, but I think that your audience would be interested to knowing that the Jets are not the only team in the world to coach their players on what to say and how to say it. It’s not like the Patriots have any rules about how to talk with the media, right?
AAAaand … SCENE!
There are those in the media that seem to think this is a big deal worth discussion … which it just isn’t. This is a “how the sausage is made” level of media navel-gazing that most fans don’t care about.