The surprising thing about Sunday morning's Daily News report that Rex Ryan was fielding complaints from Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer wasn't that players would air their grievances about the offense.
No, the surprising part was that there were just three players included in the report of dissatisfied members of the offense.
We would have guessed that Ryan's office looked like the scene in Rudy when all the members of the team filed in to tell the coach that Rudy should dress in their place before the final game of his college career.
The Jets are obivously touchy about criticism of Schottenheimer's work, because they felt the need to issue a statement denying the report a couple of hours before kickoff on Sunday.
The first reaction to reading the statement was puzzlement as to why shielding Schottenheimer would be considered a priority so close to a game against the Patriots, but then we got a look at the offen...