Joe Namath’s criticisms of the Jets began after the honeymoon phase of the Rex Ryan era came to a close and the team crashed down to Earth with an uninspiring 8-8 performance last year. In addition to over-encouraging his players and dramatizing the Tebow trade, Ryan and the Jets are accused of being overly consumed by the almighty ‘headlines’.
“I’m concerned with how the Jets are trying to build a team and win a championship,” the Hall of Fame quarterback told Adam Schein on SiriusXM Blitz. “They seem more interested in the headlines.”
Eric Weeks, theJetsBlog.comThere may be some validity to the points Namath raises but in the same breath this is all coming from the same person who quite literally started this brash attitude era by guaranteeing a Super Bowl III victory. We can argue about conspiracy theories and what Mike Tannenbaum should and should not have done until we’re blue in the face but at the end of the day there’s nothing that can be done to undo it (unless we’re talking Jeff Otah) and by harping on it, it only brings more attention in addition to whatever else ESPN already covers daily. The Jets have made their bed, let them lie in it and hope for the best.