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Joe Namath says Hard Knocks was a mistake, Patriots are "stronger team" than Jets

In the debut of The Broadway Blitz on Sirius NFL Radio with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath and Adam Schein, Schein asked Namath whether it was a mistake for the Jets to be the subject of this year’s Hard Knocks.

“I think so,” Namath said.  “I think it is for any team that’s going to work to do their best to get to be their best.  It’s what we call ‘distractions.’  You’re going to spend more time away from thinking about your position, your job, and the details of it when you’ve got other things going on around you that you’re partaking in.  It has to be a distraction and you can’t have spent as much time on your mental preparation and homework as you would have without the distractions.  So, yeah, I don’t think it was a positive.”

Namath attributed the team’s offensive struggles on Monday night to execution and not play-calling, and he thinks that quarterback Mark Sanchez was “harried” due to age and inexperience.

“Granted he played last season, but a second year quarterback is certainly not as wily as he is going to be in his fourth or fifth year having experienced a whole lot of things that he hasn’t as of yet,” Namath said.  “The game will slow down to him.  He’s running a game at a faster pace, certainly in his head, than Tom Brady is running in his head as far as feeling the speed.  Brady is thinking of more things than Mark Sanchez at a comfortable mode, a mode that he has practiced, rehearsed, and done again and again over the years of experience.  Mark Sanchez, the only flaw he has is his age and his experience at this point.”

Namath also believes that the Patriots are a “stronger team” at this point.  “[T]hey are balanced on both sides of the ball,” Namath explained. “The big question mark about the Patriots, other than [Wes] Welker’s knee coming into the season offensively, was their young defense, so to speak.  New England had a fortunate game last week and [were] able to create a couple of things to build up a fast lead, so school’s still out a bit on their defense.

“I still have to see the Jets offense be able to put up some points because the defense is overworked out on that field.  If Brady can keep the Jets defense out on that field anywhere close to what Baltimore did, they’re going to be a tired bunch and the Patriots will outscore the Jets.  For the Jets to win that game, they’ve got to play their best with the special teams scoring something as well.”

It’s a good thing that Namath led the Jets to their only Super Bowl title.  Otherwise, plenty of Jets fans would conclude based on his attempt to objectively assess the team that he in fact “hates” them.

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  1. JoeSixPack says: Sep 17, 2010 6:04 PM

    I’m not a professional coach, but if I were the coach of the Jets and I had a team lead by a 23 year old QB with confidence issues playing in one of the largest and most rabid and unforgiving media markets in the country, the LAST thing I do is announce that the team is going to the Super Bowl.
    But that’s just me.

  2. JaggedMark says: Sep 17, 2010 6:05 PM

    I find it hilarious that Namath also recently said that the Jets need to stop the trash talking and just play.
    It’s hilarious because Namath is the most infamous trash talker in the history of the NFL, with his guaranteeing a Super Bowl 3 victory.
    Of course, I guess you can trash talk, as long as you’re able to back it up.

  3. Jeff0621 says: Sep 17, 2010 6:06 PM

    Have a drink Joe.

  4. YourJustJealous says: Sep 17, 2010 6:08 PM

    At least Broadway Joe calls it likes he sees it. Jesters fans are either ….
    A. Too stupid to realize their team is way overrated. Or
    B. Do realize it, but are too obnoxious to admit. Or
    C. Have no football knowledge, but can relate to Rex Ryan writing checks his FAT a$$ can’t cash.
    Answer…… ALL OF THE ABOVE
    8-8 season for the ugly stepchild, lower class team in New JERSEY just like I said 3 weeks ago.
    But Jets fans have no class, just like their team has no class, just like their coach has no class, just like their fans,coach, and players wives HAVE NO CLASS. so how can anybody expect them to listen to the words of wisdom spoken by Broadway Joe.

  5. shaggeez says: Sep 17, 2010 6:08 PM

    thats actually pretty good analysis. given that he was before my time and that the thing that stuck out to me was his drunk lovefest with that one female sideline reporter, consider me impressed.

  6. East Of Eden 6 says: Sep 17, 2010 6:11 PM

    Captian Obvious to the rescue.
    Pats win by double digits in the Jet Center.
    Jarod meets Jamarcus Sanchez

  7. jjcruiser says: Sep 17, 2010 6:12 PM

    Joe Namath might be the last superbowl winning quarterback on the planet I would trust to make judgments about this. He’s not an analyst, he sounds like a moron every time he opens his mouth, which is too often, and I don’t think he was even very good for more than a very short time as a player to make comments now. I’m a patriots fan but I don’t buy the hype and am not ready to bury the Jets, and Jets fans are idiots if they are worried about what Joe Namath says.

  8. NYMets says: Sep 17, 2010 6:12 PM

    He’s right. So was getting rid of Thomas Jones and Alan Faneca.
    The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer. Kellen Clemens, who has been on this team for 5 years and was a second round pick, should be the starter.
    Sanchez needs to sit for two seasons and then he’ll be ready to take over.

  9. Tiger Woods Owns You says: Sep 17, 2010 6:12 PM

    No shit hard knocks was a mistake. Any smart coach would understand giving people like Bill Belichick an inside look into your entire football operation is just plain stupid.
    Leave it to “sexy” Rex Ryan to be so arrigant to assume his defense can just hit hard to win games lol
    Ravens won agains the jets using defense, the Patriots will torch their defense by posting a very large number that field goals wont make up.
    but hey 14-2 isnt bad either right Mark?

  10. NYMets says: Sep 17, 2010 6:15 PM

    And by the way Florio, you say by giving an honest opinion about the team he hates them?
    Everything I’ve said about you on this site is absolutely correct. And none of it is good.

  11. Snowman2008 says: Sep 17, 2010 6:16 PM

    Joe Namath should be the last person on this planet to admonish other players for allowing themselves to be distracted by things off the field.

  12. OJPimpson says: Sep 17, 2010 6:19 PM

    So sick of DUI Namath and the jets

  13. TheWizard says: Sep 17, 2010 6:19 PM

    Sounds like Joe nailed it on all counts to me.

  14. smithopher says: Sep 17, 2010 6:19 PM

    I’m with Namath… The Jets were terrible on offense Monday night. for them to be able to win this one they’ve gotta run the ball and score points on offense. if they can manage long scoring drives, they’ll win. when that defense is fresh, they’ll outplay anybody.

  15. turdfurguson says: Sep 17, 2010 6:20 PM

    Anybody that watched Hard Knocks could plainly see that Broadway Joe has totally lost it. He is probably wearing diapers and having somebody wipe drool off his chin while he relives the superbowl by running down the halls of the old folks home. Know when to shut up Joe. The game has passed you by.. Nobody cares what you think or how you took a snap when you played.

  16. Spiny Norman says: Sep 17, 2010 6:21 PM

    I want to kiss you, Joe.

  17. Fonetik says: Sep 17, 2010 6:22 PM

    Was he drunk and/or hitting on Suzy Kolber when he said this?

  18. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Sep 17, 2010 6:24 PM

    I had a nightmare last night. Rex Ryan and Brian Schottenheimer cut Mark Sanchez loose, who then proceeded to beat the Pats’ young secondary with an effective passing attack.
    Most football “experts” are predicting a Patriots win on Sunday, and that causes me some concern. If there’s one truism in the NFL, it’s this: Last week’s results alone are not a predictor of this week’s results. Sunday’s contest has the feel of a playoff game, and the last time I saw this level of confidence by analysts and fans alike was just before Super Bowl XLII.
    I have too much respect for the Jets’ defense—even absent Calvin Pace and Kris Jenkins. The ability to protect Tom Brady and stop the run are the keys to a Pats victory, unless my nightmare comes true, and Mark Sanchez turns into Peyton Manning.

  19. BigDiceBuddha says: Sep 17, 2010 6:26 PM

    “It’s a good thing that Namath led the Jets to their only Super Bowl title. Otherwise, plenty of Jets fans would conclude based on his attempt to objectively assess the team that he in fact “hates” them.”
    Bahahahaha, ZING!

  20. sportsjustice says: Sep 17, 2010 6:28 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqIQyT-RuM
    struggggggggggling. what else needs to be said?

  21. FireJerryJones says: Sep 17, 2010 6:28 PM

    No Kris Jenkins.
    No Alan Faneca.
    Revis got paid. Welcome to Fat & Lazy island.
    Rex still weighs 349 lbs after lap band surgey.
    Red Green Yellow means your QB ain’t too bright.
    14 penalties in game 1.
    Leading receiver had 18 yards.
    Leading RB is 34 years old.
    Never seen a team so hyped when they were so bad.
    Only in NYC. … Oops… it’s Jersey.
    Rex Ryan just said Fck – again.

  22. sean6886 says: Sep 17, 2010 6:30 PM

    They’re doing Hard Knocks because Woody wants to sell seats. I’m a Jet fan who also doesn’t think HK was a good idea. Sure it’s fun to watch and you get an insider view of what it takes to prepare for a season, but I agree with JN, it’s also a big distraction.
    They have a new franchise QB, they have a new stadium, seats cost more, they went to the playoffs-deep-last year, they’re expected to play in the big game this year…of course Woody jumped at the change to give his team more exposure. That’s an owner for you. I just hope our offense can pick it up. After Monday’s game, I feel our O-Line did not do a good job of protecting Sanchez and Schotty didn’t have a good game plan at all. It’s his same ‘ole predictible game plan he always uses. Gives up on the run too quickly. Only believes in short passes. Runs on third and long. Blah, blah, blah.

  23. Mike_in_Texas says: Sep 17, 2010 6:34 PM

    Asomugha’s Lockdown in Alcatraz is up at #1 again.
    Revis will fall to the D.Hall, Cromartie, D.Robinson, Clemens islands of 1-2 yr wonders in pro bowl. then average & forgotten

  24. NY Olive says: Sep 17, 2010 6:36 PM

    “It’s a good thing that Namath led the Jets to their only Super Bowl title.  Otherwise, plenty of Jets fans would conclude based on his attempt to objectively assess the team that he in fact “hates” them.”
    Jets fans are dangerously paranoid and delusional. I bet we’ll still see posts hating on Namath. Those that do need lots and lots of pills.

  25. VampireSlayer says: Sep 17, 2010 6:39 PM

    Didn’t seem to be a distraction to the Bengals. They were Hard Knocks last year and swept the division and went into the playoffs. The Jets are just not as good as a lot of people thought they were.

  26. faulkn22 says: Sep 17, 2010 6:45 PM

    The Jets problems lie solely with their quarterback. Sanchez isn’t and will probably never be an NFL caliber QB. He doesn’t have the “it” factor.
    Your coaches can tell you to speak up and be a leader all day long, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to do it like the great ones.
    He doesn’t even have the “he can make every throw” crutch. He’s got nothing, other than the ability to take cheesy photo’s while not wearing a t-shirt.
    He could QB the Abercrombie and Fitch catalog, but thats about it.
    In fact, if the Jet’s had been lucky enough to get Stafford, they’d be Super Bowl favorites and people would say it with a straight face.

  27. Deb says: Sep 17, 2010 6:51 PM

    He’s a fan commenting on the team. A lot of ex players do that. At least he’s not ripping the QB to shreds like a jealous old goat who needs to be left alone in a large empty pasture a la Tarkenton and Bradshaw.

  28. Caymus says: Sep 17, 2010 6:59 PM

    I listened to the interview on XM/Sirius NFL Network, and it was a good one. Adam Schein is usually difficult to listen to, but he actually did a good job today. I thought Namath was honest and insightful.
    BTW…it was not the debut show. The debut show was last Friday. This was the second show. It is on every Friday at 2:00pm est.

  29. Curtis Martin's HOF Speech says: Sep 17, 2010 7:07 PM

    In other news, the sky is blue and Andy Dick is gay. I guess Broadway Joe really is off the sauce. And can we not mention Sanchez in the same sentence as Brady anymore? Thanks.

  30. YourJustJealous says: Sep 17, 2010 7:07 PM

    Deb says:
    September 17, 2010 6:51 PM
    He’s a fan commenting on the team. A lot of ex players do that. At least he’s not ripping the QB to shreds like a jealous old goat who needs to be left alone in a large empty pasture a la Tarkenton and Bradshaw.
    *****************************
    AHHH, the groupie defends her man the Rapistberger even on Jets topics. Sad, Sad, Sad

  31. robert ethen says: Sep 17, 2010 7:09 PM

    I’ll drink to that.

  32. _ROCKSTAR_ says: Sep 17, 2010 7:15 PM

    I don’t think it was a mistake to be on the show.
    I think it is a mistake to talk trash. You get your team really believeing they are that good then why give it all on the field because it is just going to be handed to us because coach thinks we are that good.

  33. Albert040907 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:16 PM

    Didn’t I read an article saying it wasn’t sanchez’s fault but the playing calling was too conservative from Joe earlier? Interesting to change your tune when sanchez brushed off your comments. And florio we know you hate the jets because before they started bad you ripped them. You’re just a no talent bag of crap. Your site just saves me time to look elsewhere for news

  34. Choirdrunk says: Sep 17, 2010 7:16 PM

    As a Ravens, and consequently, Rex Ryan fan, I’m rooting for the Jets for their next 15 games.
    That said, Namath was spot on in his analysis. The vast majority of what he said would not be objectionable to my most knowledgeable friends who are Jets fans.
    I even thought he was being sorta generous in his assessment of Sanchez.

  35. Tony B says: Sep 17, 2010 7:17 PM

    Joe Namath is turning into Gale Sayers

  36. steelcarrot says: Sep 17, 2010 7:19 PM

    I love it. The Jets are So over rated. I would like to see them beat the cheating bastard patsies though.

  37. Bell63 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:27 PM

    @RIPatsFan – Agreed. I thought this game would be an overhyped Jets team against an under the radar pats team just a couple weeks ago. Now that it is the other way around, I don’t know how it will turn out.

  38. BCGreg says: Sep 17, 2010 7:29 PM

    Thanks, Joe.
    I wanna kiss you!

  39. stove boogie says: Sep 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    I wonder if he cares that the team is strugg-a-ling.

  40. dennis112484 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:48 PM

    the jets franchise has no long term plan or organization to it. they have no set rules and it seems like different rules apply to different players. rex ryan will probably be better in a two years when he is coaching another team.

  41. comment_submission_error says: Sep 17, 2010 7:49 PM

    If an overrated media whore like Namath thinks the Jets talk too much, they probably talk too much.

  42. iampats says: Sep 17, 2010 7:57 PM

    ABANDON SHIP!!!!
    Jets fans the implosion has begun and come Sunday at 7PM, Jets fans will be jumping off the bridges and drowning in the tunnels between NY and NJ with the sewer rats.
    GreenAsGrass, NYMets and Smithopher(rosecoloredglasses) are waving the white flag.

  43. prmpft says: Sep 17, 2010 8:25 PM

    …then he asked the host for a kiss…

  44. FrankZappa says: Sep 17, 2010 8:26 PM

    anybody who thinks the jets are better than average is only listening to rex ryan’s boasts…the fact is that they are overrated and only made the championship game last year because the chargers imploded…all anybody really needs to know is that the line opened at -1 pats out here in vegas and it is already up to -3…the amount of money to move a line like that all across lv is astronomical and it isn’t even the weekend yet…ive never seen a line move like that without a major injury, and it’s not done yet…the oddsmakers screwed the pooch, and every gambler out here knows it…fading dirty sanchez is gonna be easy money this year

  45. superb owl says: Sep 17, 2010 8:41 PM

    Suzy’s boyfriend is right.
    i dont think the game will be a blowout. but at the end of the game, who would you rather have at qb? sanchize or brady?

  46. Curtis Martin's HOF Speech says: Sep 17, 2010 8:49 PM

    Should I have said Andy Dick is a homosexual instead? Because we all know he is. Isn’t he?

  47. TheSleepness says: Sep 17, 2010 8:52 PM

    great insight..he obviously doesn’t hate the jets but i feel he is frustrated as are all jet fans lol

  48. FrankoBollo says: Sep 17, 2010 8:53 PM

    Nah, the Jets just can’t tell the difference between practice and a real game.
    How’s that Terminator guy doing by the way? Funny, didn’t see him blowing up Ray Lewis this Monday Night.

  49. rk says: Sep 17, 2010 9:08 PM

    Of course its only an honest view in Florio’s eyes if you agree with Florio. If Joe Willy had anything positive to say about the Jets, Florio would take a sarcastic shot (your specialty) at Namath and trash everything he said. But since its anti-Jets, Florio is all over it. Mike you are so transparent its pathetic.

  50. raidersteve413 says: Sep 17, 2010 9:11 PM

    I hate the pats more than any team in the nfl. I live in MA and trust me the fans here….
    well I cant really say fans cause there is none!
    before pats won a superbowl nobody had a scot zolak jersey they all had cowboys or some other team who was winning at the time. Bandwagoners. That being said I hate rex ryan, This guy wants to be famous so bad thats why he beged to be on Hard Knocks and My sources tell me rex ryan threw his hat in for being considered to be on the show.. My sources are more legit than PFTs.
    Look at the history.
    I was the first one to announce seymoure to raiders.
    I was the first one to announce campbell to the raiders.
    Pft and the BSPN then announced it a hour later.
    Thats why I do not post breaking news here and Iam currently striking deals with major networks and radio stations

  51. sean6886 says: Sep 17, 2010 9:13 PM

    VampireSlayer says:
    September 17, 2010 6:39 PM
    Didn’t seem to be a distraction to the Bengals. They were Hard Knocks last year and swept the division and went into the playoffs. The Jets are just not as good as a lot of people thought they were.
    Then the Bungles lost to the Jets…in round 1

  52. mcgr8569 says: Sep 17, 2010 9:25 PM

    # shaggeez says: September 17, 2010 6:08 PM
    thats actually pretty good analysis. given that he was before my time and that the thing that stuck out to me was his drunk lovefest with that one female sideline reporter, consider me impressed.
    LOL spot on

  53. mike32303 says: Sep 17, 2010 9:52 PM

    um raidersteve.. my entire family started goin to pats game since the first game at foxboro stadium when it took 4 hrs to get home after the game.. there are bandwagon fans everywhere look around.. Boston sports fans are some of the best and actually know their sports.. im sorry but if one day the lions got good, and the people started going and selling out the stadium, does that make them bandwagon? Not really. i wouldn’t pay to watch a shitty team thats a waste of money.. And the raiders absolutely suck and their owner is an embarrassment

  54. coco says: Sep 17, 2010 9:58 PM

    JoeSixPack says:
    I’m not a professional coach, but if I were the coach of the Jets and I had a team lead by a 23 year old QB with confidence issues playing in one of the largest and most rabid and unforgiving media markets in the country, the LAST thing I do is announce that the team is going to the Super Bowl.
    But that’s just me.
    —————————————————-
    But are you aware that we have a loudmouth no brain as a coach? That all he talks is trash.
    We made the playoff by mistake last year and he think that taco sanchez is going to take us to the SB? Last year we were very lucky that’s all!!!!
    The Jets were lucky to even get into the playoffs last year and were a 9-6 team. The last 2 games of the season the other teams (Colts & Bengals) simply laid down and let them win. As I’ve said all of seasosn the Jets are WAY over-hyped. A lot of people are picking them as Super Bowl winners? I think they will be lucky to even make the playoffs. Sanchez is somewhat comparable to Dilfer except he’s less experienced and turns the ball over more. I really do like the Jets defense (probably the best in the NFL along with the Steelers) but they may have the worst starting QB in the NFL (bottom 5). Taco Shanchez gets so much face time simply because he’s a QB in NY and his TEAM made it to the AFC Championship game last year. If you actually watch him play you see the reality of his skills; WAY below average right now. They aren’t getting to a Super bowl unless he MASSIVELY improves over the course of the season. Mark Brunell is so much better than Sanchez it’s like comparing a Bugatti to a Ford Escort.
    Although I have been overly critical about TT’s reluctance to fill gaps with FA signings, I believe that the NY Jets of 2010 can be a benchmark for failure measurments.

  55. coco says: Sep 17, 2010 10:13 PM

    One Sunday afternoon, a guy walks into a bar with his pet dog. The bartender said, “Sorry, pal. No pets allowed.”
    The man replied, “This is a special dog. Turn on the Jets game and you’ll see.”
    The bartender, anxious to see what will happen, turned on the game.
    The guy said, “Watch. Whenever the Jets score, my dog does flips.” The Jets keep scoring field goals and the dog keeps flipping and jumping.
    “Wow! That’s one hell of a dog you got there. What happens when the Jets score a touchdown?” asked the bartender.
    The man replied, “I don’t know. I’ve only had him for seven years.”

  56. fatalist says: Sep 17, 2010 10:24 PM

    Anything Joe Willie says is fine by me. He has earned a lifetime pass (and I don’t like the Jets).

  57. coco says: Sep 17, 2010 10:31 PM

    JETS stands for “Just End The Season.”
    Wanna hear a joke? The New York Jets. They’re a joke!
    Why do Jets fans constantly cheer “J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets!?”
    It makes more sense than cheering “W-I-N, Win! Win! Win!”
    Mark Sanchez’s 2009 QB rating is almost as high as his 5-yr contract.
    Mark Sanchez took a rape awareness class at USC. This was to prepare him for playing for the New York Jets.
    Mark Sanchez threw 12 touchdown passes compared to 20 interceptions and 10 fumbles.
    Rex Ryan created a secret code between him and Mark Sanchez to help the rookie out. No one knows what the code was, but it had something to do with tacos.
    Rex Ryan gets very emotional during games. This is because they continually air Burger King commercials on the scoreboard during the games. Rex Ryan likes to believe he is the burger king.
    Mark Sanchez, in an interview after signing with the Jets, was asked “How does it feel to be a Jet?” He responded, “We’re going to take those Sharks down!”
    The Jets brought in Joe Girardi to help teach Mark Sanchez how to slide. When Mark Sanchez saw a different jersey, he immediately threw the ball to him. After the mistake, Sanchez swore to be more careful with the football. During their brief 10 minute session, Joe Girardi recorded 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.
    AND I AM A JETS FAN!

  58. Spiny Norman says: Sep 17, 2010 10:38 PM

    raidersteve413 says:
    “I hate the pats more than any team in the nfl. I live in MA and trust me the fans here….
    well I cant really say fans cause there is none!
    before pats won a superbowl nobody had a scot zolak jersey they all had cowboys or some other team who was winning at the time. Bandwagoners….”

    So, you have lived here how long, Steve? Ten minutes? Twenty? You know nothing about New England fans.
    “…now it’s been announced that the Raiders-Rams game in Oakland has failed to sell out and will be blacked out….”
    And there is nothing else to do in Oakland. We are so jealous.

  59. coco says: Sep 17, 2010 10:42 PM

    I’ve thought all summer that this Super Bowl hype for the Jets was ludicrous. It must be a NY media thing of something. This team has a very shaky quarterback and traded away it’s leading rusher. And with the way everyone was talking about them this summer, you’d think they were a 13-3 team last year or something, but WE won only 9 games. Only 9 games. They weren’t that good last year. We made the playoffs because the Colts let them make the playoffs. They luckily drew some favorable playoff opponents- the Bengals (one of the worst franchises in the NFL and haven’t won a playoff game in almost 20 years) and then Norv Turner’s Chargers (Turner has a reputation as being a regular season warrior and then a playoff choke artist). After those two wins, the Jets did face reality in the form of the Colts who put them down rather easily. This Jets team wins 7 games maximum and finishes in 3rd place.

  60. You're An Idiot says: Sep 17, 2010 10:46 PM

    How can anyone say the Sausalito Joe was spot on with his analysis? First, Tom Brady was light years ahead of Dirty Sanchise in his second year. I can name one hundred QB’s that never get it to every one that can ‘slow’ the game down in their head after a couple years. Sorry, but you either have it or you don’t. You cannot teach thought process and speed, and that’s what makes the great QB’s special. Sanchez = Leinhart + Boller.

  61. ADX says: Sep 17, 2010 11:24 PM

    Tiger Woods Owns You
    HAHAHAHAHA inside look into their entire football operation.
    The Cheatriots didn’t need hard knocks for that they get the netflix delivery of every practice!

  62. Shreve11189 says: Sep 17, 2010 11:46 PM

    Hahaha i love all the haters that take the time out to read and comment all these articles about the jets. You all seemed very worried about a team that’s so overrated and terrible.

  63. clintcooper says: Sep 17, 2010 11:51 PM

    Let’s see: Cheating blowhards versus arrogant windbag. I pray for a tie.

  64. forthelove says: Sep 17, 2010 11:57 PM

    “It’s a good thing that Namath led the Jets to their only Super Bowl title. Otherwise, plenty of Jets fans would conclude based on his attempt to objectively assess the team that he in fact “hates” them.”
    Nice plug at the end there Florio.

  65. Blackn'Gold says: Sep 17, 2010 11:57 PM

    Well, the Jets set themselves up for that game. Talking trash before a Ravens game is not the smartest thing to do. As for Joe Willie, he should have never been named Most Valuable Player for Super Bowl III. That title should have gone to Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer.
    GO STEELERS!

  66. NYMets says: Sep 18, 2010 12:02 AM

    Even if the Jets were to lose and go 0-2 they play Miami and Buffalo the following two weeks to go 2-2. SO BIG DEAL.

  67. Paturk2010 says: Sep 18, 2010 2:05 AM

    Raidersteve you are amazing. How can you contact all your great sources, break nfl news, and still have time to tell us how great you are on a PFT message board? I’m glad you have lived in MA for years. That means you got enjoy the tuck rule game amongst the bandwagon patriot fans. And I’m sure you wore your rich gannon jersey with pride during your 48-21 superbowl asskicking the next year. Too bad it was the highlight of your decade.
    Do us all a favor and dont post any more “breaking news” here again
    Rhode Island Patriots Fan: take a deep breath. Its week 2. You’re making RI look bad. The Jets are playing in their 3rd superbowl (SB III and their week 2 victory last year) and will be pumped up. The crowd will be amped because they havent appreciated the 10 year ass-kicking the transcendent NE QB has given them. The patriots will be pissed because of the 16-9 failure last year (bradys 2nd game after his knee got blown to bits). You should be pumped for this game. The pats have a chance to start a NYJ panic. Nothing could be sweeter. Even if the pats lose they have buffalo at home next week. If the Jets lose they are D-O-N-E. Fireman Ed will be a Giants fan by week 3.

  68. jb1005 says: Sep 18, 2010 3:37 AM

    he HATES the jets? you’re the worst and need to stop commenting on the news you report. i can’t imagine that anyone finds it enlightening, informative, or humorous.

  69. SmurfJuice says: Sep 18, 2010 5:35 AM

    Uhm.. Why does Joe Namath’s opinion matter? You take away Super Bowl III, he was a horrid quarterback. Without his “guarantee”, he’d be considered Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams, etc.
    Look at the numbers: 50% completions, 173:220 TD-to-INT ratio. Quit giving him attention!

  70. sec14 says: Sep 18, 2010 6:49 AM

    @ Deb
    Must be tough being an apologist for that overrated old drunk.

  71. Steve W. says: Sep 18, 2010 7:32 AM

    # NYMets says: September 17, 2010 6:15 PM
    And by the way Florio, you say by giving an honest opinion about the team he hates them?
    Everything I’ve said about you on this site is absolutely correct. And none of it is good.
    _________________________
    Slow down there Captain Clueless. If you reread the end of the piece carefully, you’d clearly see that he states that it’s a good thing Namath brought home the Jets only Lombardi trophy, otherwise Jets fans would think that his assessment of the situation means that he hates the team. Florio never said that was the case. He’s simply pointing out the tendency for some fans to automatically assume that every time someone critiques their team, and doesn’t declare them a SB contender, that they’re a “hater”. Personally, I think Florio is actually being a little bit too generous. I’m sure there are some Jets fans out there that will still think he’s hating on the Jets. Most of them will probably also assume it’s because he feels his legacy is being threatened, or because he feels like no one cares about him anymore.

  72. alabama viking says: Sep 18, 2010 7:40 AM

    B-Joe was actually on with the least knowledgeable NFL radio host ever to have a 4-hour show-Adam Schein-last week for the 1st time Mike. Last week was absolutely loose, unscripted and great! Yesterday, it was a purely scripted “interview” with each speaker reading straight from that script. I don’t care for Schein, but I respect him for his allowing all of us who listen daily to clearly hear through his monontone reading of his “part” that it was scripted, boring to him and sort of disrepectful to him audience. They turned Joe loose on us all last week and I couldn’t wait until he came back on yesterday! I lasted through about a half-hour of the script and turned the channel to something more exciting, like the Elivis Channel I think :) .

  73. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Sep 18, 2010 8:05 AM

    You know there’s a problem in NY when Namath has more wisdom than the HC & GM.

  74. iampats says: Sep 18, 2010 9:33 AM

    raidersteve413,
    413 ?? Western Mass=West Virginia

  75. saskatoon sarsaparilla says: Sep 20, 2010 11:26 PM

    @ You’re An Idiot
    hey moron, tahm brady was over 2 years older then sanchez his 2nd season and had the benefit of holding the clipboard for drew bledsoe at NE and drew henson at michigan to learn at a slow pace. look at his first couple games, they ain’t nothing to what sanchez did sunday when he thoroughly outplayed that long-haired whiny, pretty-boy wimp tom brady who chokes if he gets hit even once.
    all week we get to hear from you pats fans, “ah bill belichack is frackin increhdabahl, julian edelmahn is unstahpahbul, tahm brady is the best quahdahbahk evah”
    well guess what, your team hasn’t done anything since you guys got caught cheating, moss has quit in the 2nd half of both the past 2 games (watch the film bud he’s jogging on the cromartie pick), and your head coach, HEAD COACH, the GREATEST HEAD COACH EVAH was so demoralized and scared he didn’t even want to play the jets anymore, refused to call any timeouts to stop the clock at the end of the game, and ran off the field as soon as possible with his tail between his legs.
    you have no upcoming young talent, your best players don’t even want to play for your team, and your head coach doesn’t even believe in his team enough to use his timeouts for some last game heroics even though according to you fellas he has “THE BEST QUAHDAHBAHK EVAH”.

  76. DSC says: Sep 21, 2010 1:30 AM

    Joe’s a clown….who cares what he says?

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