Originally written October 10, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Despite a published report that suggested otherwise, the New York Jets insist they are a team in complete harmony. According to Sunday's report by the New York Daily News, receivers Derrick Mason, Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress all, at separate times in recent days, approached head coach Rex Ryan to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and his system. Mason, in fact, appeared to be benched for nearly the first three quarters of Sunday's 30-21 loss to the Patriots, replaced as the third receiver by rookie Jeremy Kerley. After the game, Mason, Burress and Holmes all vehemently denied complaining about Schottenheimer, ripping the report as fiction. Even Ryan insisted he never was approached by the receivers, saying, "That's Ripley's to me. If it is [true], maybe I got hit in the head or something. I don't remember that." Ryan's explanation for Mason's lessened playing time was a plan to get action for Kerley, who caug...
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