Does Joe Namath think he’s helping his former team or does he just not care?
The Hall of Fame QB who has been vocal over the past few weeks regarding the New York Jets, Santonio Holmes and head coach Rex Ryan is at it again; this time he’s attacking the intelligence of the team and the demeanor of Ryan.
“These guys aren’t as smart as they think they are,” Namath said on ESPN 1050 in New York. “They’re making too many penalties; they’re busting too many assignments. They just haven’t been focused the way you need to focus to win consistently in the league.”
While he’s correct in his assessment of the penalties and assignments, it doesn’t seem fair to attack the Jets intelligence.
But Namath wasn’t done.
“Rex is Mr. Good Guy to these guys. He has been. He’s been talking about how good they are all the time. He’s doing everything to win their favor. He bends over backwards for the guys to be on their side,” Namath said. “It might work in the long run, I don’t know. I just think he’s been too darn nice to this team.”
“We’ve lost three in a row,” Namath said, “and if it wasn’t for Tony Romo it may be a 1-4 record.”
Gotta love the “we” in that last sentence. Makes you wonder whether Joe would go down with the ship or be on the first row boat out.