The New York Jets have been regarded as the media circus of the NFL since the arrival of head coach Rex Ryan, as he and his players have far too-often been in the headlines for how they’ve chosen to interact with various media outlets.
Perhaps, they’ve decided to go with a different approach this year, going as far as to issue “media cards” to help players talk to reporters:
A new season brings new hope for both the Jets – and their media relations department. Perhaps in an effort to curb meddlesome tabloid drama, the team has issued players a “Media Bridges” card of phrases to use with reporters.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News got his hands on a laminated card and helpfully tweeted out photos of both sides.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 21, 2013
We’re still waiting for them to issue “quarterbacking 101″ cards to Mark Sanchez.
Speaking of which, Geno Smith is getting the starting nod Saturday night vs. the New York Giants, and he’s excited about his first NFL start:
“If I get a chance to play, if I get a chance to start, it’s going to be big for me,” said the rookie, who was inactive last week against the Jaguars. “I’ve been working extremely hard and I just want to go out there and play well.”