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Namath critiques Jets, again

I’m fighting some sort of a cold/flu thing that has left me a little more forgetful than usual.  And so I forgot to post last night a clip from the appearance of former Jets quarterback Joe Namath on NBC SportsTalk, with host Russ Thaler.

Needless to say, Namath once again criticized his former team.

Here’s Namath talking about what the Jets need to do to help Mark Sanchez. The folks at NFL.com have typed up some of Namath’s other observations.

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37 Responses to “Namath critiques Jets, again”
  1. JackLeone says: Oct 6, 2011 10:07 PM

    Who cares what Joe Namath thinks. I’ve heard more about him this week, than I have in years. This much hate for one person, is starting to become a personal attack.

  2. lance19 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:09 PM

    Namath is old, a little senile, probably
    drinks too much, and hasn’t suited up
    in over 3 decades…

    and yet he STILL assesses the Jets
    more accurately than Rexy does.

  3. trbowman says: Oct 6, 2011 10:09 PM

    Go away already, Joe.

  4. favreforever says: Oct 6, 2011 10:24 PM

    It’s called Ahlzheimers. Take a half bottle of rat poison and leave a note for the morning.

  5. steelerfan999 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:25 PM

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE,OUTSIDE OF JETNATION WE ALL AGREE WITH YOU.THANKS JOE.

  6. redrifle14 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:30 PM

    Every Jet fan is bashing Namath, but its about time that the most over hyped team in the country get a dose of cold reality. Your team isnt that special. You have no pass rush, your teams rush defense is barely average, and your QB is worse then two starting rookies (Newton & Dalton).

  7. goodguyjohn says: Oct 6, 2011 10:41 PM

    The window has closed on the New York Jets. Reality sets in on the plane ride home from Foxboro. Pats 38-Jets14. Take it to the bank

  8. firedup1 says: Oct 6, 2011 11:11 PM

    In Joe we trust.

  9. chazzmon says: Oct 6, 2011 11:17 PM

    Joe’s right until they block & tackle this team is average at best. Sanchez looks worse this year than last when at least he was good in the clutch and 4th quarter. Unless Rex can come up with a magic potion to get these guys to play this team’s in trouble.

  10. oggreengold says: Oct 6, 2011 11:23 PM

    thanks joe, rex is not head coach material. eagles vs jets in the dream bowl!!!

  11. stampnhawk says: Oct 6, 2011 11:26 PM

    Pretty dim those who are bashing Namath. His opinion is his opinion, not his fault all these call in shows and football talk shows are asking him to be on the show and then ask his opinion of his favourite team.
    Each one of us would do the same if we weren’t nobody’s typing away on the internet.

  12. stegron says: Oct 6, 2011 11:39 PM

    I wanna kiss him.

  13. goawayeverybody says: Oct 6, 2011 11:53 PM

    Joe Namath sucked!!!! Go look at his sorry statistics and tell me those don’t suck!

  14. lbijake says: Oct 7, 2011 1:09 AM

    Have a drink Joe and give Suzy a call.

  15. duerson1985 says: Oct 7, 2011 2:21 AM

    All in all the New F’n Jets suck…Now lets go eat a damn snack. (cue the hardknocks music)

  16. rexryanisablowhard says: Oct 7, 2011 3:03 AM

    dont be a hater cuz Joe speaks the truth!

  17. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 7, 2011 3:17 AM

    I think Joe is bitter because he found out that Suzy Kolber was willing to kiss Mark Sanchez and not him…

  18. tatum064 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:34 AM

    They brought it all on themselves with the bravado. One way to definitely shut some people up, is to lay some smack down on the Pats. However, Sanchez cannot keep pace with Brady as far as passing goes, and that o-line is horrific.

    It could ugly up in Foxboro.

  19. steve7009 says: Oct 7, 2011 5:04 AM

    Joe might be right on some of his Jets critisism…but then Favre might be right on some of his Packers critisism.. and everyone might be right on every critisism… shut up or put up..The old timers have a right to speak but the game is different and its time to move on. If I`m sixty and havn`t got anything better to do than comment on a job I retired from 30 years ago..then someone please shoot me.

  20. themitchfootball.com says: Oct 7, 2011 6:45 AM

    I though he could care less about the team struggling.

  21. Patriot42 says: Oct 7, 2011 7:30 AM

    How many SB’s have the Jets won since Joe played?

  22. sgtpepper3636 says: Oct 7, 2011 8:11 AM

    Bottom line.. if you saw the jets/ravens game you dont need Joe Nameth to tell you that the Jets O-line stinks.. but Broadway Joe has every right to call them out being the only Jet SB winning QB.. it kills me to see they’re fans and players shrug him off like hes an old lunatic.. smh

  23. thevalsalvamanouvre says: Oct 7, 2011 8:13 AM

    “but its about time that the most over hyped team in the country get a dose of cold reality”

    Nah, they haven’t called themselves the Dream Team….yet.

  24. 10kmp says: Oct 7, 2011 8:42 AM

    Shut the F*%# up Joe. Just because someone asks your opinion doesn’t mean you have to oblige them. You’re a drunken, pathetic old has been. That’s better than a never was, but annoying nonetheless. You had your day. Be thankful for that and let the current players/coaches have their day…

  25. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 7, 2011 9:05 AM

    Let’s get real. Namath is (by far) the most overrated QB in NFL history.

    (Yes, even more than Bradshaw!)

    The ONLY reason he is in the HOF is because the press reported his prediction for SB3 and it came true.

    Look at Namath’s career totals. Those numbers are not even close to being Hall-worthy.

    His completion percentage for his career is under 50%!

    Remember this past April the draft experts called Jake Locker “a reach” by the Titans in the 1st round because his completion percentage in college was 57%!

    If a QB coming out was projected to have the same career numbers as Namath did, very few teams would consider him for anything more than a backup, if their decision was based solely on those numbers. No team would build their franchise around a QB who can’t complete more than 50% of his passes.

    The media built this guy up to be much better than his numbers say he was. That one game basically made his whole life…

  26. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 7, 2011 9:07 AM

    it’s sad that a former highly overrated player is trying this hard to stay relevant.

  27. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 7, 2011 9:11 AM

    Okay, a slight correction:

    Namath’s completion percentage wasn’t under 50%.

    But it was just barely over 50% at 50.1%.

    That’s still terrible. Factor in also that he had 220 INTs versus only 173 TDs and under 28,000 yards passing for his 12 year career.

    Stats don’t lie…

  28. Land Snark says: Oct 7, 2011 9:13 AM

    @stampnhawk

    Speak for yourself. You might be a “nobody”.

    But I don’t count myself in the company of nobodies just because I’m not working for NBC or never had a shot at trying to grope a sideline reporter.

  29. baltimoresportsfan says: Oct 7, 2011 9:15 AM

    Joe is right on even if he is old, senile and his career represents the quintessential overhyped underachieving creation of the NY press. the JETs are no more than good and the Ravens treated them like little boys.

  30. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 says: Oct 7, 2011 9:24 AM

    Its got nothing to do with The Team’s or Rex’s Bravado.. It all comes down to the fact that the GM Tannenbaum made to many changes to the roster and left to many postions with no depth..The continuity and familiarity has been altered so much ,and with no Offseason to bring the new guys in to get familiar is really showing, Mark is shaky at best ,but to take 2 of his regular targets away has been detrimental ,and along with not Replacing D.Woody with a better RT than Hunter and not having any depth on the o-line …because he whiffed on Ducasse..So if your going to point the finger point it at Tannenbaum…Not having anyone that Mark has to worry about getting benched for or if he gets injured is also a major concern!!

  31. waxthat says: Oct 7, 2011 9:39 AM

    stampnhawk says:
    Oct 6, 2011 11:26 PM
    Pretty dim those who are bashing Namath. His opinion is his opinion, not his fault all these call in shows and football talk shows are asking him to be on the show and then ask his opinion of his favourite team.
    Each one of us would do the same if we weren’t nobody’s typing away on the internet.

    ____________________________

    Couldnt agree more. Nice post

  32. nysaysbringit says: Oct 7, 2011 9:57 AM

    @ nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012;

    Thank you sir!
    You are the one and ONLY sign of intelligent life in all of PFT today. Other Morons continue to make themselves feel better by bashing others for thier faults…I wonder if they own mirrors?

  33. kev86 says: Oct 7, 2011 9:58 AM

    Perhaps a pair of worn hose from Joe to Rex might help bridge the growing gap here.

  34. tamickajackson says: Oct 7, 2011 2:11 PM

    Joe Namath is 100% right. Mike Tannenbaum is a sniffer who never played wiffle ball (never mind football) in his life. He is so insecure, he hires Scott Cohen, another sniffer, as Assistant GM. He also knows nothing and never played a down of football either.

    Can you imagine having an NFL franchise run by two incompetent sniffers who don’t know anything about football but are experts at brown nosing and back stabbking. Mike Tannenbaum kisses up to the press so much, they never challenge him on all of the dead cap money he has and all the incompetent draft picks that were HUGE MISTAKES (ie: Vernon Gholston, Etc…..)

    Simply put, to say that he knows nothing is a compliment. If it wasn’t for a hostile coup by Mike Tannenbaum against Terry Bradway, he would be lucky to have a job selling life insurance to people in nursing homes.

    How do you have a billion dollar team/business investment run by someone who knows NOTHING! Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan should wake up and fire Mike Tannenbaum before Mike Tannenbaum throws Rex under the bus like he did to Bradway and Coach Mangini, and others in the organization. There is a clear history here.

    GOD BLESS BROADWAY JOE! HE IS RIGHT! THEY SHOULD FIRE MIKE TANNENBAUM!

    TJ

  35. commandercornpone says: Oct 7, 2011 8:08 PM

    different era. compare joe’s stats to those of the QBS who played at the time. joe was good. but fragile.

  36. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 8, 2011 4:28 AM

    commandercornpone says:Oct 7, 2011 8:08 PM

    different era. compare joe’s stats to those of the QBS who played at the time. joe was good. but fragile.

    ——————————————————–

    “Different era”?

    I’m sorry but any time a QB completes barely 50% of his passes and throws 47 more INTs than TDs, it’s not good.

    And the biggest reason the Jets won SB3 was because of their defense holding down the Colts and the Colts “D” couldn’t stop Snell.

    Joe’s numbers were decent in the game, mainly because he didn’t actually turn the ball over. He couldn’t lead the Jets on more than 1 TD drive. They settled for 3 FGs.

    If Joe was as great as Jet fans would have you believe, he would have made the plays when it counted and scored more TDs.

    Their defense, their running game, and their kicker all did more to win that game than Joe did. Watch the replay of the game sometime and you’ll see it if you look at it objectively…

  37. monropoobah says: Oct 8, 2011 11:16 AM

    quittsburghstoolers says:
    Oct 7, 2011 9:11 AM
    Okay, a slight correction:

    Namath’s completion percentage wasn’t under 50%.

    But it was just barely over 50% at 50.1%.

    That’s still terrible. Factor in also that he had 220 INTs versus only 173 TDs and under 28,000 yards passing for his 12 year career.

    Stats don’t lie…
    ———————————-
    you’re right of course. but how do his stats compare to other players of his time? the game has changed ALOT just in the last 10 years, let alone the last 30. the dink and dunk passes of today inflate completion percentages, right? i watched namath play and passes went downfield. i’m not saying he compared well, i don’t actually know. just that if ‘you’ want to judge his play, that should be the measure.

    if you want to judge his current behavior, ok he acts a little wacky at times. he gets weekly radio interviews locally and says some wild things. but the guy is colorful. not clear on how that warrants ridicule.

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