Bart Scott - Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
When it comes to the New York Jets there is always something going on that has nothing to do with the product on the field.
Do you love the circus? If so, you should be a New York Jets fan, maybe you should even apply for Fireman Ed's old job. The Jets are the circus that never sleeps.
We've moved on from Fireman Ed bailing on his team (sort of) and Tim Tebow Rib-Gate (sort of) to new headline-creating distractions that have nothing to do with winning football games. Of course, winning is something the 4-7 Jets talk about, but haven't done much of lately.
"You’ve got to appreciate our fans," Ryan said he told Scott. "Obviously, in the good times it’s much easier than in the bad times, so I had that conversation with Bart."
Then you have what we call, for lack of anything else better to call it, 'Guard-Gate.' It seems offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo is none too happy about Matt Slauson being replaced every third series by Vlad Ducasse, and had the nerve (or lack of tact) to challenge the organization via the media over the decision.
"It's directed from high above me," DeGuglielmo said. "That's something higher than me."
Turns out higher was Ryan, who wants Ducasse to get some playing time.
I honestly don't know what any of this means, what to make of it or if any of it is a big deal. I just know that if you give it a couple of days (hours?) there will be a new story surrounding the Jets. And it won't have anything to do with their next game on the field.