Well, that's certainly the case this week.
"I think it's kind of humorous," Rex Ryan said Friday, a day after Thomas told reporters in Detroit that a lack of attention from the coaching staff was one of his problems with the Jets.
Thomas spent a month with the Jets, but played in just one game before he was cut Tuesday and claimed by the Lions on waivers. His most memorable moment as a Jet came a day earlier, when he announced on Twitter that his playbook and his passport had been stolen.
The 25-year-old cornerback is with his fourth NFL team, and his third just this season. But he said the Jets were different.
"The young man has a right to his opinion," Ryan said. "But I've never heard it ever in my life. That's a new one for me."