Joe Namath went on the radio to express his concerns regarding the Jets. More specifically, he’s taking issue with what he feels is a case of overconfidence brought on by having an awesome coach who seems to know what he’s doing.
“It starts at the top,” Namath said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio. “Coach Rex Ryan I think has been doing a great job getting the team to two championship games. But if there’s one thing about the athlete, if you keep telling him how good he is, he’s going to start believing it, to the point that he may not be preparing not quite the way he should. He may be losing some respect for the other team.”
Tell us more about “the athlete,” Joe. What is the best way to condition his psyche? Can you recommend a particular brand of vitality tonic to aid in recovery?
Though he probably didn’t have to, Ryan responded to Namath’s concerns shortly thereafter.
“Joe Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we’ll have him as a backup quarterback [he’s 68]. He doesn’t know our team. He’s on the outside. Even though he’s a Jet, and once you’re a Jet you’re always a Jet … but he’s on the outside, he’s not in these meetings. I think if he was he’d be shocked at the preparation.”
When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way. From your first cigarette to your last dyin’ day. Unless you cross Rex Ryan, in which case your can go drown in Puerto Rican poontang for all anyone cares.
Your Meast of the week is Darren McFadden, who torched the aforementioned Jets for 171 yards and two touchdowns. I don’t know how the Jets defenders feel about McFadden, but I doubt additional respect for his abilities would have kept him in check. McFadden is a Meast in every sense of the word, and I look forward to him running roughshod over the Patriots next week.
Your Least is Michael Turner. The Falcons back amassed just 20 yards on 11 touches in a loss to Tampa Bay.
You got off easy this week, Copspeed. Another shitty week and you’ll find yourself in this spot.