Not sure how many of you know what this is-- essentially the mildest form of Autism, where people are often highly intelligent and very gifted in certain areas, but the "social" part of their brain is underdeveloped, and they have trouble specifically with:
-understanding "unwritten rules" (like when someone says "how's it going" they don't really care what your answer is, they just want to say "hi")
-they say things that are true but that you're supposed to lie about, like telling someone you haven't seen in a while who has gained weight "gee, you look a lot heavier"
-they don't really have the ability to share a sense of humor
-they're often very private and keep to themselves, usually as a lifelong result of social rejection from their peers because of the above reasons.
I'm not sure if this is Jay's problem but I've seen and known people and read of many more who were incredibly talented and hardworking but who failed at their jobs and relationships because they didn't get what it is really "about" -- namely making social connections with people.
It must be hard on Jay--he thinks this job is all about scoring touchdowns and winning games, which it should be, but for many others especially in the media it is about body language, image, branding, soundbites, etc.
All in all I think we need to stand behind Jay and give him our full support and maybe this offseason he can go in for a mental evaluation and get our bears back to the SB!!
WE LOVE YOU JAY!