tjb - Take high ranking sources with a grain of salt.
Since the Jets brass Mike Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson have flown out and returned from their meeting with coaching candidate Russ Grimm and talked with Ron Meeks today, there’s been a rather sudden lack of leaks about their recent candidates.
While reports from “high ranking team sources” were flying fast and furious last week, they’ve magically died down now. Gee … what gives?
After firing Mangini and watching Cowher’s ship sail, the Jets had some serious egg on their face. After getting a little bit ahead of themselves the team looked pretty bad. Since then, they’ve noted who they are interviewing, but the sources who have been talking about tiers, Cowher’s money grab and such have shut up. The team must feel like they are on top of the spin again, and are letting things work themselves out behind closed doors.
While waiting for the likes of Sexy Rexy and Spags to finish their postseason runs, there’s just not a lot of wow factor when you are talking about names like Russ Grimm or Ron Meeks.
Early after the firing of Mangini, the team was clearly letting get out what they wanted to get out, now that they feel comfortable, their back to their old habits of giving the press nothing.