In today’s climate, one must exercise caution when expressing criticism toward individuals or matters.
NBC Sports analyst Rodney Harrison appeared to cross the line with his critique of New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson on Sunday, according to many observers. Harrison himself seemed to acknowledge this in his subsequent actions.
Jets coach Robert Saleh disclosed during his Monday press conference that Harrison had reached out to address his comments about Wilson. Saleh conveyed that there were no lingering hard feelings towards Harrison, and that the remarks had become “water under the bridge.”
“From my understanding, Rodney this morning handled everything the right way,” Saleh told reporters. “Rodney’s a good man, whatever he’s getting for that is water under the bridge. I think he’s handled it exactly how he’s supposed to.”
Even after Sunday’s game, Harrison had dismissed Wilson with the term “garbage” and attempted to provoke Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones into making critical remarks about the Jets’ quarterback.
Harrison was visibly surprised when Jones refused to take the bait and instead characterized Wilson as “special.” Many individuals perceived Harrison’s comments as crossing the line.
Wilson continues to face a fair share of critics, even following his most competent performance of the season on Sunday. The Jets are accustomed to people pointing out his struggles, but Harrison’s remarks appeared to delve into personal territory.