Figuring Out The Darrelle Revis Media Game

Turn On The Jets writers Joe Caporoso and Chris Gross sort out the Darrelle Revis media game, with help from Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports

The following article is written by Joe Caporoso and Chris Gross

The primary purpose of this website is to provide coverage of the New York Jets that avoids the headline-chasing garbage that has diminished the quality of work done by credentialed writers surrounding the team. A secondary purpose is to call BS when we see poor excuses for journalism or when there is a clear media strategy in place motivating articles.

Darrelle Revis’ most recent contract standoff with the Jets has provided a flood of these articles, with TEAM REVIS (Neil Schwartz, Jon Feinsod, John Geiger and company) clearly being the sourcing on pieces like this by Jason Cole and Manish Mehta.

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New York Jets Headline Watch – The Brawl Of The Century

Turn On The Jets looks at the over analysis of the New York Jets training camp fight today

Shockingly enough the New York media and the mainstream media will occasionally twist headlines to generate some type of controversy. We will use this series of columns to review what was actually said and whether there is any reason to be up in arms about it. Today’s topic is the brawl of the century that occurred at practice, along with a few other comments about today’s “newsworthy” topics –

The Headlines

The finger waving

What actually happened –

Defensive back D’Anton Lynn hit running back Joe McKnight late out of bounds. McKnight responded by throwing the football back at Lynn, leading to roughly a 20 player brawl on the sideline somewhat near the fans. The fight was broken up within a minute or so and practice resumed.

Of course the national hand wringing began immediately. Look at the Jets! No chemistry! Out of control again! Of course New England had about three brawls last week but you would never hear too much about that.

Needless to say, fights happen in training camp. A brawl between a player who won’t make the roster and a third down back isn’t going to make or break the Jets season.

Unfortunately this wasn’t the only dominant non-important  Jets news story dominating headlines today. Boomer Esiason thinks the Jets should cut Tim Tebow. Okay? They aren’t going to cut him, so why even bother discuss it? Boomer is a radio host…and a good one at that and comments like this are given to generate ratings.

What should be discussed today is how rookie Stephen Hill beat Darrelle Revis deep for a touchdown on a perfectly thrown 50 yard pass from Mark Sanchez. This is big news because nobody beats Revis deep. The Jets desperately need Hill to grow up fast because of how banged up their wide receivers are and because Sanchez is continuing a very strong training camp.

If you want to talk about the fight, talk about the mature way Sanchez handled it to the media today.

New York Jets Headline Watch – Tebow Goal Line Dominance

Checking the accuracy about the Tim Tebow goal line dominance stories today

Shockingly enough the New York media and the mainstream media will occasionally twist headlines to generate some type of controversy. We will use this series of columns to review what was actually said and whether there is any reason to be up in arms about it. Today’s topic is Tim Tebow’s performance in the goal line segment of Jets practice –

Here are the headlines

What actually happened –

Mark Sanchez ran four goal line plays with the Jets first offense against the first defense. He ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown. Tim Tebow ran four goal line plays with the Jets second offense against the second defense. He ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown.

Apparently scoring one more touchdown than Sanchez against backups, while Sanchez was going against the first team (a unit who is supposed to be one of the league’s best) equates to complete dominance and complete ignorance of Sanchez.

There is nothing wrong with being excited about Tebow performing well as a goal line rushing option. Yet, can we not forget Sanchez had the same amount of rushing touchdowns as Tebow last year, with six? His ability to play fake and bootleg is a weapon around the goal line is a weapon as well.

Ultimately the onslaught of headlines about Tebow going 3/4 against backups is…like most aspects of the coverage of Jets camp (which we will get into later)…complete overkill. Can’t you already hear Skip Bayless and Ron Jaworski yelling for Tebow to start next pre-season game because he beat Garret McIntyre to edge a couple of times in practice?

New York Jets Headline Watch – Santonio Holmes And Two Quarterbacks

A closer look at what Santonio Holmes actually said during his interview on NFL Network last night

Shockingly enough the New York media and the mainstream media will occasionally twist headlines to generate some type of controversy. We will use this series of columns to review what was actually said and whether there is any reason to be up in arms about it. Today’s topic is Santonio Holmes interview on the NFL Network last night –

Here are the headlines that have been generated from that video clip –

This is what Holmes had to say about two quarterback systems in the NFL

No. I don’t think so because you have to allow one quarterback to get into the rhythm of the game. It starts from the preparation in practice, knowing the first couple of plays that he’s going to take these reps. It’s getting a feel for coming onto the field with the crowd awaiting you. It’s the making the mistakes early in the game, to finishing the games at the end. You don’t just change a guy out just because he has a few mistakes early in a game. So I think coming into this season that we have a lot to expect from Sanchez.”

This is what he had to say about Mark Sanchez –

“Sanchez has done everything that he can do to keep his starting spot, and I’m thinking that he’s going to be our guy this season. I’m not saying that with any bit of less confidence than the way I feel about him coming into the season. He’s going to be our guy that we depended on for the past couple of years, and he’s going to get the job done this year.”

So where are the headlines about Santonio Holmes supporting his starting quarterback Mark Sanchez? There shouldn’t be a headline about Holmes making a common sense statement about two quarterback systems not working…they don’t work, they never have worked and they never will work. Holmes is absolutely right in that the Jets shouldn’t pull Sanchez if he has a few early mistakes in the game and gave a strong endorsement of him, which is exactly what you want to hear from your top receiver.

This was a positive interview but positive doesn’t fit the narrative the media has created for Holmes so it is spun into a negative. It is spun into a negative so Tweets like this can be fired out –

Make sure you give my lovely vocal chords a listen as I talked everything Jets last night with All Purpose Roto