I'll venture that the people who are granting Zeke a free pass on what he said to the media about the coaches calling a poor game, or not putting players in a position to be successful, is perfectly understandable. He was bang on about the coaches dropping the ball on the game plan and on not putting the team in a position to win. He was, however, totally out of line for using the media as his soap box to air his grievances. Those are remarks that should never see the light of day beyond the locker room door and anyone who has either played or coached a team sport would know that this is not acceptable.
Screw ups by players and there are far more than we know about, stay within the clubhouse and coaches don't step up to the podium and tell the reporters about the bonehead moves some of the players make. They are dealt with internally and this was another example of something which should have been discussed between Zeke and Meyer behind closed doors. Zeke decided to air the laundry to the media. Zeke, regardless of it being a crime of passion, or disappointment, was wrong .... period.
As the article suggests, NFL people will now be digging much deeper into Zeke's ability to deal with adversity (as if NFL owners and coaches don't make their share of bone-head moves).
To recap - The OSU coaching staff blew the game, without question (although stupid penalties by the DE's in key moments and giving up crucial 3rd down plays were totally on the defense). Zeke picked the wrong place to air his legitimate frustration.