Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 8/8/13
In “New York Jets Therapy Session” Cole Patterson examines a particular issue that the New York Jets face in a metaphorical therapy scenario. Treatments are prescribed from the perspective of a position of control with the franchise or through actions that have already been taken. Today’s edition focuses on “Defensive Denial” Denial is a defensive mechanism used by one that is unwilling to admit to an obvious reality or truth. The New York Jets coaching staff and fans may be in an acute state of denial in order to protect their fragile egos and cope with their state of cognitive dissonance. Diagnosis: In psychology, the ego is the part of the personality that deals with reality. If one’s perception (ego) and reality are not congruent, one may experience a state of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is a level of discomfort that occurs when a person holds two or more conflicting ideas to be true. In the case of the New York Jets, most staunchly believe that the defense will excel
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