Jets iPad password motivates players

The Jets are using iPads in lieu of playbooks – and for the players to access the iPads, first they have to be reminded of a little bit of Jets history.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, “1-9-6-9″ is the access code, a nod to the last time the Jets organization won the Super Bowl (NBC Sports, August 5).

“It’s just something to remember — 1969 is the last time this team was perfect,” defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said. “That’s a long time ago.”

Subtle passwords or no, Rex Ryan is looking to inspire confidence in his team however possible.

“If you don’t want to be a champion, you’re not going to be,” Ryan said. “It’s safe to say no one’s going to be a champion if they’re going to be like, ‘Eh, maybe I’d like to’ or whatever. That has to be why you play the game because you do want to be the best. Certainly I want to be the best and I know everybody in this organization feels the same way I do.”




21 comments
Roof
Roof

this is making it way too easy for belicheat

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

I downloaded the playbook from TorrentFreak this morning.  It's terrible.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Guess it might complicate some to tell them their championship season was 1968, the Super Bowl for that season was January, 1969.

Bent
Bent moderator

Jets signed veteran OL Bruce Campbell, who was in June minicamp as tryout, to take roster spot of OLB Jermaine Cunningham, placed in IR 

Bent
Bent moderator

Shhh... 1969 is the password to the fake playbook with all the plays they never use.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

That's the dumbest thing I've read today. What is the point of having a password?

hawkeye
hawkeye

First they're handing out playbooks to anyone who asks, now they let us know their playbook password. What a circus.

Bent
Bent moderator

What if we were to trade for Calais?

levi
levi

@Disgruntled Jets Fan Don't worry they all have chains attached to them like bikers that carry thousands and thousands of dollars in their wallets so they don't get stolen.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Lol. I mean not that a 4 digit iPad "password" is invulnerable - it's easily overcome. Just seems silly to even have one if everyone knows it.

I'd have a custom lock app that forces the user to answer questions about the playbook - at least get them to do something useful. :)

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

You can't call it a password if everyone knows. That is literally part of the definition.

drfc
drfc

@Disgruntled Jets Fan It's just a misnomer -- it's an "access code", which is actually a type of password. Doesn't always need to be secret -- in this case it is used purely to motivate/remind players who they play for and what they want.