Former New York Jets great Joe Namath told SNY’s The Jets Blog Podcast that the Jets have regressed in talent.
“We seem to have regressed with talent,” Namath said, per NFL.com. “The last two years at least. The last three years. And I don’t know who’s picking the players we bring in. … We sign a guy today, an undrafted guard — or yesterday or whatever — it’s terrific. I’m disappointed in the talent we have and I think you gotta start looking at who’s doing the picking and why.”
Namath doesn’t believe the Jets have been honest with their fans.
“I think that the fans haven’t been given a fair shake. I don’t think they get a straight story, often enough, from the powers that be. I think it’s kind of condescending talk … in telling us how they’re developing and who they’re getting. I think it’s been disrespectful. We can go right to the (Tim) Tebow thing. I mean, come on. If you’re bringing him in to play, where’s he been? Are you bringing him (in) to make other people practice longer? Are you bringing him in, trying to get media headlines?”
I can’t agree with Namath any more than I do right now. The Jets have only gotten worse since Ryan has been the head coach. They plugged some holes with veterans like Braylon Edwards, LaDainian Tomlinson and Jason Taylor and never produced any younger players that could take over when those guys moved on.