It's always something with the tempestuous New York Jets. Even after a much-needed victory, the Jets managed to produce an awkward moment and a negative story.
Following the Jets' 27-13 win over the St. Louis Rams, veteran linebacker Bart Scott attempted to lead the defensive players in a media boycott, as first reported by Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) of the New York Post.
The attempted "media mutiny" comes several days after a report by Manish Mehta in the New York Daily News quoted an anonymous defensive player as describing Tim Tebow as "terrible." In the cauldron of New York, this report dominated the headlines. Asked about the report, Jets coach Rex Ryan ripped the "cowardly" player who delivered the anonymous barb.
Given Scott's penchant for dramatics, it didn't seem far fetched that he'd been trying such a move.
After the initial wave of media backlash against Scott, there were other reports that the whole thing had been a joke, even if it didn't yield any laughs.
At least, one person seemed to find it funny.
Regardless of his intentions, the entire thing seemed to be a monumental failure. According to Kevin Armstrong of the Daily News, Scott's teammates' Bryan Thomas and Yeremiah Bell both quashed the boycott (and/or ruined the joke).