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Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

Posted on: January 26, 2012 3:57 pm
 
NamathBy Josh Katzowitz

When Joe Namath logs onto Twitter during a Jets game, it’s usually not a pretty sight. Namath, the most-famous player in Jets history, has had a knack for, let’s saying, bitching about how the team is playing or how the coaches are performing.

It’s not the most attractive side of Namath when he comes out firing on coach Rex Ryan or questioning the team’s game plan on Twitter or during his radio appearances. Perhaps, he’s begun to realize how obnoxious he looks while doing so.

“I feel awful about it. I feel awful about my relationship with the Jets right now in the sense -- I’m talking about the ownership, general manager and head coach,” Namath said, via the Newark Star Ledger. “I don’t want them upset with Joe, but damn it, I have to say what I see, what I think, what I feel.”

One reason Namath gives for his behavior is because of the unique attitude displayed by Ryan,  though that’s strange considering Namath’s boastful nature when he played in the American Football League.

“With the current Jets situation the last few years, I just tried to explain how I felt about things, and when we talk about our head coach, the Jets head coach, he’s unique,” Namath said. “I’ve never seen that style in all the years I’ve been around football.”

Namath is the subject of a new HBO documentary, entitled “Namath,” which documents his life from becoming an AFL star out of the University of Alabama to his embarrassing flirtation on national TV with reporter Suzy Kolber. But most of all he wants to see the Jets succeed again.

“I want a winner here,” Namath said.

Here’s hoping he’s not so vocal about if it doesn’t happen right away.

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Comments

Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:36 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

As a 45 year J-E-T-S fan, I can remember Joe Willie guaranteeing A Jets  victory over the mighty Baltimore Colts. Now I have to listen to Rex Ryan guaranteeing the team will win the Super Bowl every year. At least Joe got it done, whereas Rex has a long way to go to get this team in line and disciplined enough to make it past an AFC championship game and get to the Big game. Let us Jet fans hope that he can take a lesson from senior coaches in the league that talk is cheap and so are guys that guarantee wins when their team fails to show up on any given Sunday. By the way, firing Schott is not going to fix Sanchez's inadequacies at the QB position and neither is giving him older higher paid players to surround him. I hope that before I die, I can again root for my Jets to win a Super Bowl and die with a smile knowing that all my years of loyalty paid off.
I agree what you are saying here as a sports fan. However, there is a big difference between a player guaranteeing a superbowl victory AFTER he had won the AFC Campionship and a hefty coach guaranteeing superbowl championships in preseason. The Jets were 17 point underdogs to the Colts. Nobody thought the jets had a chance, so J Willie had nothing to lose by issuing a "guarantee". Everyone thought it was cute at the time, however, J Willie walked the walk as a player. The fat man talks the talk, but the players bear the burdon of the walk. Like they say -talk is cheap. 



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:26 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

i do feel sorry for jets fans like joe namath. the way the jets have acted off the field and the very tiring and rdiculous thing they kept saying all day long is rediculous. if i was the owner i would seriously think of ryan lose. of course you couldnt do it as long as the jests were going to the champinship game. i mistyped jests, that is really what they are jesters. 



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:11 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

As a 45 year J-E-T-S fan, I can remember Joe Willie guaranteeing A Jets  victory over the mighty Baltimore Colts. Now I have to listen to Rex Ryan guaranteeing the team will win the Super Bowl every year. At least Joe got it done, whereas Rex has a long way to go to get this team in line and disciplined enough to make it past an AFC championship game and get to the Big game. Let us Jet fans hope that he can take a lesson from senior coaches in the league that talk is cheap and so are guys that guarantee wins when their team fails to show up on any given Sunday. By the way, firing Schott is not going to fix Sanchez's inadequacies at the QB position and neither is giving him older higher paid players to surround him. I hope that before I die, I can again root for my Jets to win a Super Bowl and die with a smile knowing that all my years of loyalty paid off.




Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:27 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

I don't care if this loser won us a super bowl. I can't stand this moron or his retarded comments. You don't own the Jets douchbag, stop blasting our team every chance you get. You're a classless drunk and the more you talk the worse you make our organization look. You weren't even an elite quarterback, you were average at best. So do us all a favor and keep your ego and your thoughtless comments to yourself. Maybe then you won't have to apologize for them. You don't see Joe Montana or Dan Marino blasting their old teams everytime somebody puts a mic in their face....



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

If Namath were to be completely honest, he would come right out and say that Rex Ryan is embarrassing, and not beat around the bush. 



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

He truly seems like a fan of the team, and most fans sometimes say things that seem asinine. As a Jets fan, I have a lot of respect for Joe but sometimes he needs to think about what he says before he says it.



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Namath feels 'awful' about relationship with NYJ

Namath feels awful that he's not in a relationship with Suzy Kolber. So am I!


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