Joe Namath vs Rex Ryan-Broadway Joe Not Happy with Jets Egos

The Jets coach never shys away when he something to say.  Well, the former Jets QB that led them to their only Super Bowl never does either.

Joe Namath, interviewed on ESPN radio on the Michael Kaye show, thinks that the Jets might be showing some inflated egos, and he puts the blame for it on one man.  Rex Ryan.

“It starts at the top. Coach Rex Ryan, he’s been doing a great job, getting us
to two conference championship games, but there’s one thing about the athlete:
You keep telling him how good he is, he’s going to start believing it to the
point that he may not be preparing quite the way he should. He may be losing
some respect for the other team.”

Joe Namath, who led the Jets to the Super Bowl III championship feels that the Jets egos don’t match up with their accomplishments.

“I think these guys might be believing that they’re better than they are,”
Namath said. “Rex has been the only coach that we know, in maybe the history of
the game that I’m familiar with, that keeps continually telling his guys how
good they are. And they have been pretty good — pretty good — but they haven’t
won a championship yet. I think they’ve got to remember that there’s room for

Rex Ryan defended his tactics as expected.

“I’m not going to change who I am because Joe Namath said something,” Ryan said.
“Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we’ll have him as a backup
quarterback. But you know what? 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.

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