Jets’ iPad access code a nod to last time they won it all

AP

Somewhere in Massachusetts, you can practically see Bill Belichick scribbling the number on the back of an envelope: “1-9-6-9.”

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, that’s the pass code the Jets are using to activate the iPads they give players in lieu of playbooks.

It’s a gentle reminder to the Jets of the last time the organization won the Super Bowl, even if it’s not the most tech-savvy way to protect their information.

“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.”

Of course, it’s also a more subtle message than the Jets are used to spouting, but the confidence is still there.

“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.”

Of course, if the Jets delivered on the confidence this year, maybe they could change next year’s password to something a little harder for a hacker to get into.

Like, maybe “password.”

18 responses to “Jets’ iPad access code a nod to last time they won it all

  1. 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.”

    Sorry Sheldon, there was only 1 perfect team.

  2. i must applaud you all at pft for your stellar coverage of my beloved jets. what a story! it even had a jab at bellichick! interesting stuff! keep up the good work!

  3. I’m sorry, but what is the benefit of giving away your password to the world? I have a really cool password from a popular commercial back in the day, but I’m not going to post it here for the world to see and make my wifi available to the world. Yes, it’s cool, but it’s still a password, and passwords are supposed to be secret.

  4. Are they still using the red light, green light signals for their offense like a few years ago?

  5. “1969 is the last time this team was perfect,”

    umm. sorry idiot. there has been only one perfect team.

    THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS 17-0!!!

    the ’68 Jets (which won the super bowl in 69) had 3 losses.

    Perfectville: Population 1

    yeah, this post is annoying, but you fans of all the other teams can kma

  6. Brilliant organizational security, and it also reminds players of 45 years of futility every time they want to look at their playbook.

    Also, Belicheck is currently in Richmond, VA.

  7. Well at least they have that one SB. The Vikings have to use the password “0000” to access their iPads. It’s in honour of the SBs they have won.

    The other bit of good news for the Jets is they won’t have to change that pass code for many, many years. As in infinity.

  8. “They barely got that one…”

    Obviously, you’re too young to have seen the game. They were shutting the Colts out midway through the fourth quarter. The Raiders and Chiefs played the Jets better that year than the Colts did.

  9. “1969 is the last time this team was perfect,”

    umm. sorry idiot. there has been only one perfect team.

    THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS 17-0!!!

    the ’68 Jets (which won the super bowl in 69) had 3 losses.

    Perfectville: Population 1

    yeah, this post is annoying, but you fans of all the other teams can kma

    What a loser.

  10. skum01 says:
    Aug 5, 2014 9:08 AM
    Brilliant organizational security, and it also reminds players of 45 years of futility every time they want to look at their playbook.

    Also, Belicheck is currently in Richmond, VA.

    SO TRUE!!!

    Think about it…a rookie gets drafted by the jets…and asks questions??

    How many division titles have they won??? Ummmm 2 in 45 years.

    He calls his parents…” you ever remember jets winning a Super Bowl?”…No, they were not born yet. 1969 was 45 years ago.

    But son…if you love to TALK..you have come to the right place.

  11. Hilarious

    Wrecks not only gives away his teams playbooks “like candy” he informs the world of the iPad password!

    This may be why they remain tied with the HOUSTON OILERS for eastern division titles, let alone their lack of SB appearances.

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