Tag:Don Maynard
Posted on: June 9, 2011 7:26 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 11:57 pm
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Don Maynard thinks he could have taken Revis

Don Maynard (left) said he could have taken D. Revis one on one (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

During the NFL Network’s recent top-100 countdown, Jets coach Rex Ryan told the cameras that, when Darrelle Revis’ career is complete, the top-flight CB will be known as the best player in franchise history, saying, "There's only one Darrelle Revis. There's not a better zone (corner). There's not a better man (man-to-man corner). You name the defense, he's the best at it."

ESPN New York caught up with WR Don Maynard – who, along with QB Joe Namath – is considered one of the best Jets in history, and Maynard had an interesting theory about how he would have performed against Revis.

Asked if he could have taken Revis one-on-one, Maynard said, “Oh yeah. It doesn't matter if it was him or anyone else. I had a guy named Namath throwing me the ball. If he goes left, I go right. If he goes right, I go left -- the ball would be there. And I've never been caught from behind. That's why my book is called, 'You Can't Catch Sunshine.' (Revis) is like Deion Sanders. I would've loved to have played against those guys."

I assume the Sanders comparison is a compliment. But Maynard also realizes it’s impossible to line up players side by side if they didn’t play in the same era.

"Everybody has his own opinion," Maynard said. "It's like a basketball official calling a ball game. When he blows the whistle, he pleases one team and displeases another. I'm not judging any of them. Whatever (Ryan) says is his business … I'll say this: Our credentials speak for themselves. We wound up in the Hall of Fame."

For the record, Maynard played from 1958-73. He led the AFL in 1965 in touchdowns (14), and in 1967 he led in receiving yards (1,434). He made four Pro Bowls before he was elected into the Pro Football HOF in 1987. His 88 career touchdowns still rank 10th-best all time.

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Posted on: July 20, 2010 7:40 pm
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

A few notes on the Jets from today:

1. Team owner Woody Johnson doesn’t sound all that concerned about the logistics of signing the final three of the Core Four. This, according to the NY Daily News .

From Manish Mehta’s article:

The Jets still haven't worked out new deals for Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold and David Harris, but the man in charge insists the fan base shouldn't worry.

"I think the fans know that we have to run the team ... and we have to run it within the rules," Johnson told the Daily News Monday. "The fans know that we are trying to win. We are using our best judgment – (GM) Mike Tannenbaum, all of the coaches and me as well."


The Jets inked LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson to an extension last week, but the uncertainty of next year’s potential lockout has made it more difficult to sign Revis, Mangold and Harris.

2. The Jets have announced they’ll establish a Ring of Honor for the New Meadowlands Stadium that will open this season. The first class of inductees: Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko, Curtis Martin, Don Maynard and Joe Namath. The ceremony will occur during halftime of the Aug. 16 preseason game against the Giants.

“This organization has always had a deep appreciation for and admiration of those who have worn this team’s uniform,” Johnson said in a statement. “These six men span generations of Jets football, all embodying the best of this game and what it means to truly be a Jet. With this new stadium, we now have a proper way to salute those who have helped make this franchise what it is today.”

3. More from Mehta and the Daily News . According to a team official, the Jets have sold 75 percent of their 9,000 unsold personal seat licenses and they remain confident they’ll move the remaining PSLs in time to avoid any potential local TV blackout.

Already, the team has cut the prices of the PSLs by up to 50 percent, but the Jets also said they would not further reduce the prices.

--Josh Katzowitz

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