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Jets say they haven’t slammed the door on media requests

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Greg Bishop of the New York Times recently reported that the Jets are declining all interview requests during the lockout. Specifically, Bishop reported that team spokesman Bruce Speight said the Jets will be “refusing all interview requests to speak with coaches or other team executives.”

The Jets have contacted us to say that’s not the case.

Speight advises PFT that the Jets routinely consider — and will continue to consider media requests on a case-by-case basis.

“Yesterday, our special teams coach, Mike Westhoff, spoke at a school,” Speight said.  “His entire speech was on the record and he was available to media afterward where he fielded questions about the draft, pay reduction and the current labor situation.

“We shared a statement from Mr. Johnson over the weekend regarding the unions’ decision to decertify.  On Friday, Mr. Johnson spoke at a business luncheon for the NJ Performing Arts Center and spoke with media afterwards.

“From a social media perspective, Matt Higgins, our EVP for Business Operations, is consistently engaging both fans and media through his Twitter account and we are engaging fans through our Facebook account.

“Quite honestly, we have not received a lot of requests.”

So there you have it.  The Jets are still open for business, from a media perspective.

For at least three weeks out of each month.

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10 Responses to “Jets say they haven’t slammed the door on media requests”
  1. infectorman says: Mar 16, 2011 1:12 PM

    say it ain’t so Joe!

  2. rexryanstoecheese says: Mar 16, 2011 1:17 PM

    why would anyone want Ryan to be quiet?
    The Fat Foot Man has become THE foremost authority on writing checks with his mouth that his team can’t cash. Eventually, that has to be wearing on his teams’ collective soul…

  3. terrellochouno says: Mar 16, 2011 1:25 PM

    Rex Ryan avoiding the media? Bahahahaha

  4. shaggytoodle says: Mar 16, 2011 1:26 PM

    They almost made 4 whole hours, I figured it was too good to be true.

  5. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 16, 2011 1:32 PM

    They won’t.
    They will.
    They won’t.
    They will.

    Admit it, you guys don’t have a clue.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Mar 16, 2011 1:51 PM

    Horray! Now we won’t have to hear about his foot fetish and promise to win it all next year, again.

  7. ballsdeep24 says: Mar 16, 2011 2:30 PM

    If you don’t want to read anything more about the Jets, then don’t click on a link that reads “Jets blah blah blah blah” . Pretty simple fix folks.

  8. murrman33 says: Mar 16, 2011 2:36 PM

    Really 2 AFC Championship games in 2 years….28 other teams and their fans should be wishing that they had Good Old Rex.

  9. rcali says: Mar 16, 2011 3:56 PM

    Unfortunately the media director and co-workers have been furloughed and will be unable to manage requests. Stay classy Woody.

  10. cliverush says: Mar 16, 2011 3:56 PM

    And sports pundits all over the nation let out a yell knowing that they would not have research for a story every day. The Jets provide it for free.

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