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Daily Debate: Was Joe Namath Correct in His Jets Criticism?

New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk

Former New York Jet Joe Namath Remains Critical of the Current Team

Former New York Jet Joe Namath Remains Critical of the Current Team


Former New York Jet and National Football League Hall of Famer Joe Namath was very critical of the New York Jets when asked about their performance against the Oakland Raiders Sunday on the air with Michael Kay on The Michael Kay Show on 1050 ESPN Radio yesterday.  Below is some of what he said.

“”It’s rather alarming is the way I’m looking at it.  It starts at the top. Coach Rex Ryan I think has been doing a great job getting the team to two (AFC) 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.”

Do you think Rex Ryan’s style of coaching and braggadocious ways is having a positive or negative impact on the team?  Do you agree with Joe Namath?  Voice your opinion on the Razz and Jazz Sports Blog Daily Debate.


  1. Mike

    September 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I believe that sometimes you do get caught up reading your own press clippings. That is true. I think it also works as a wakeup call for the Jets as well. Sometimes you need those to re-focus.

  2. Al

    September 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I like Joe Willy. He was the Super Fly player of his day with the fur coat, girls,clubs etc. And he could throw the ball until knee problems. But it costs nothing to be a Monday morning quarterback. The Raiders were on a high Sunday. And they beat the Jets. Jets go back to back AFC Championship with a rookie-green quarterback. Rex is a good coach and he knows what’s he is doing. But if they don’t make the playoffs. Then kick dirt in his face!

  3. 312-0537

    September 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Is it just me or is Rex’s response to Joe Namath over the top? Where exactly is Namath at fault in his comments? Jets

  4. thenewsofsports

    September 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    All I could think when I learned about this is “Oh, look who’s talking.” I don’t know why Joe Namath has to say that. Let the Jets play and don’t try to distract them!

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