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Sanchez: Joe Namath 'still cares a lot'

Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:37 pm
NamathPosted by Josh Katzowitz

If you’re a member of the Jets and you have to listen to -- or be reminded of -- that when Joe Namath speaks, no matter how far removed from football he gets, the media feels obliged to cover it.

So when Namath says something like this after the Jets lost to the Raiders: "It wasn't disheartening so to speak. It's rather alarming is the way I'm looking at it,” it’s probably awfully irritating to those who actually play for the Jets currently.

He then went on to insinuate that Ryan might not be preparing the team the way it should be, which led Ryan to counter, “"I'm not gonna change who I am because Joe Namath said something. Joe Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we'll have him as a backup quarterback. He doesn't know our team. He's on the outside. … he's not in these meetings. I think if he was he'd be shocked at the preparation.”

And on and on it goes … blah, blah, blah.

So, Mark Sanchez, what’s it like having to dealing with the fallout from whenever Namath opens his mouth and says something critical?

“He still cares a lot about the team,” Sanchez told Fox Sports radio (via on Thursday. I know that. Some of that stuff may be taken out of context and the other stuff he just wants us to do well, so he is critical of anybody. … That’s the way it goes and especially in New York. Joe Namath is the ultimate Jet and he’s probably the biggest icon this franchise has and winning that Super Bowl and guaranteeing it the way he did. We have a lot of respect for him and I know he wants the best out of our team. It’s no big deal.”

Maybe not ,but it’s awfully annoying, eh?

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Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:03 pm
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Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:34 am

Sanchez: Joe Namath 'still cares a lot'

Heres an idea.. How the Ryan brothers fall off the face of the earth and take the jets and cowboys with them?....... Ahhh peace and quiet, now lets play football

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:55 am

Sanchez: Joe Namath 'still cares a lot'

Someone should tell Rex Ryan that he's not obligated to respond to everything that anyone says. So Joe Namath was a little critical, so what, Rex Ryan could ignore it or if he's asked about it, he could take to high road and say, Joe Namath is an icon, he;'s entitled to his opinion". Just like Sanchez did, and just leave it at that. Memo to Rex, you don't have to be so defensive all the time,

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 1:26 am

Sanchez: Joe Namath 'still cares a lot'

Maybe not ,but it’s awfully annoying, eh?
No, you're annoying.

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