The Jets won’t be cooperating with the league’s policy requiring the head coach to be made available to the media within one week after the last game of the season. The Professional Football Writers of America won’t be pushing the issue when it comes to the obvious violation of the rules.
“The PFWA is satisfied that the New York Jets are following the spirit of the rules in making their executives available on Tuesday,” PFWA Mark Gaughan said in a release that was forwarded to PFT. “There is good reason for the NFLs rule requiring teams to make a top executive available to communicate with the fans through the media within seven days after the end of the season. After discussing the circumstances with the Jets, we look forward to hearing from owner Woody Johnson and coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday.”
So, basically, the rule has now been adjusted as a practical matter from one week to nine days. That’s good news for any future team that hopes to avoid the heat until the kitchen is better under control.
Meanwhile, the PFWA has essentially withdrawn its complaint without saying that the complaint has been withdrawn.