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Jets use Super Bowl III trophy as inspiration

By Luis Tirado Jr.
SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath carries the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath carries the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets will need all the help they can get this upcoming season. They wisely moved their Super Bowl III trophy to an area where players will see it day in, day out.

If you’re a fan of the New York Jets, you’ve undoubtedly heard all the legendary stories from when they last won a championship back in Super Bowl III. These were the golden days in franchise history where quarterback Joe Namath promised victory and his team delivered it going against all odds.

It’s been a very long time since the Jets can speak of such great memories as at this point in time, they’re also facing a ton of adversity. Currently, the Jets are in a huge rebuilding year as they have purged their roster of aging and overpaid players to give all their younger players opportunities to develop and shine.

They always say, when you have something you can see, touch, and believe in, it can help inspire no matter what obstacles are in front of you. Such is the case as this season, head coach Todd Bowles made it a point to move the Super Bowl III trophy to an area where every player will see it when they head to team meetings.

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Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here is what Bowles had to say in regards to why he had this done at the start of training camp:

We had a bunch of alterations in the building and that was one of them, moving it down that way – seeing the players having a goal for what we’re shooting for everyday when they walk in the building. We put it down the other end because that’s where the player’s entrance is and they walk in every day. We rarely see it down on the other end because there’s (not where we spend much time).

Hopefully, all these young players grasp just how important it is to work hard each and every single day. Yes, they’re not the most experienced bunch and will have their work cut out for them but to remember everything that Super Bowl III championship stood for then and even more so now, could be that extra step in making this season, not an abysmal one as many proclaim it to be.

Bowles made a right decision here as this is a strategic move. If players believe in everything he’s trying to establish and execute, perhaps this year’s roster could also overcome some pretty serious odds beginning Week 1 of the regular season.

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