Mr_Jet, on 28 September 2011 - 12:46 AM, said:
Okay some of you guys are going off the rails with this. First off, it's not like Namath beat on the doors of ESPN and said let me on the air so I can complain about Rex Ryan. He is on that show every week. He was booked to be on that show before last Sunday's game whether we won or lost. It's not like he sought out the media. Plus he was asked about that game. He mentioned in that interview how Jim Leonhard said they weren't prepared for game. Even I after hearing about how the Raiders players and coaches bringing up that hot dog nonsense as motivation, I didn't think much of them (if they needed that as motivation). So maybe the players did look past the Raiders especially knowing the Ravens were up next. And what difference is it if he said it on radio or on his Facebook page for example? It's the rest of the mass media that has picked it up and made a bigger story out of it. He could have just as easily used social media to say what he said, so the argument that the problem is that he went to the media to say what he did doesn't really hold water. In this day and age we are all a part of the media. When we push the post button on this board we're are leaving our comments for the world to see. We just have the benefit of having anonymity working in our favor unlike Joe Namath. For all we know Joe could be a member of NYJetsFan.com bitching right along with us.
Now some of you all need to stop with this Joe really wasn't that good bullshit. How many of us here are actually old enough to have seen him play (besides gmany of course)? And I'm not talking about watching as a 6 or 7 year old. I'm talking about as a fan old enough to look at his favorite team with some objectivity. Most of us here only have stats and old clips of footage to go on. You can't say a player wasn't good just on that. Then this oh he wasn't all that good because he didn't have a TD pass in SB III, so the f*** what? Walter Payton didn't have a TD run in SB XX, I guess he wasn't that great either. BTW if we're going to look use stats, Namath had 3 TDs in the 1968 AFL Championship game and the 3rd TD was the game winning TD to send the Jets to Super Bowl III.
Great damn post!!!
Who's to say Namath is wrong? The Jets did look flat and unprepared against the Raiders. They also looked like they walked into last year's AFC Championship game against the Steelers like they had already booked their flights to the Superbowl.
The Jets have been pretty terrible after bye-weeks under Rex, when they should have extra time to prepare.
They got absolutely crushed against the Patriots at the end of the regular season last year...being obviously unprepared. Yet, they came out prepared and beat the Pats in the playoffs.
Now, I like Rex as a coach, a lot. But, that doesn't mean he is without flaws. I think he is a damn good coach who is capable of motivating his players and installing a great scheme....but you can't deny there are tons of games where the Jets just come out looking flat.
If the Jets are to be great, they need to be great every game.