Joe Namath isn’t a big fan of Braylon Edwards’ work

Former New York Jets Hall of Game quarterback Joe Namath shares a laugh prior to the New York Jets vs. Houston Texans football game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on September 13, 2009. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher Photo via Newscom

Based on recent comments he made on 1050 ESPN radio in New York, it sounds like if former Jets legend Joe Namath were starting a football team tomorrow, he’d rather have a steel pipe sticking up out of the ground at receiver than Braylon Edwards.

From Rant Sports:

Then Namath ripped into Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards. “I don’t feel that we have the deep threat, the speed out there at this point, that defensive backs really respect. I really believe that Edwards is a fine receiver…But meantime, I don’t think they’re worried about him running by any defensive backs.” Ouch.

He then went on to say that he didn’t have very good hands. “I’d like to see him catch the ball more consistently”. Well, what is Edwards response going to be for that? He did lead the league in dropped passes in 2008 with 16. So basically Namath is saying that Edwards doesn’t really have elite speed and he can’t consistently catch the ball. Other than that, he’s a fine receiver.

That low rumble you hear in the distance is every fan in Cleveland laughing his or her ass off.

Joe Willie also said during the interview that he felt as though “Hard Knocks” was a distraction to the Jets and maybe he’s right. Or maybe they just need a quarterback who doesn’t think the checkdown is an actual offensive play? Yeah? No? All right…

That said, I love how this team loses to the Ravens on Monday Night Football and now all of a sudden people are trying not to fracture their femur while jumping off the bandwagon. I consider myself an objective fan, but I almost hope the Jets beat the Patriots this weekend so I can watch everyone break their necks trying to get back on the bandwagon.

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NFL power rankings for MVP, Rookie and Coach of the Year

We’re going to start something new this week….individual power rankings in the NFL for MVP, coach of the year and rookie of the year. We may expand this to separate entries, since frankly it’s difficult picking just three of each. But here is what we’re thinking so far after the first quarter of the season….


1. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts—With all due respect to Drew Brees and Peyton’s little brother, there is no way in hell the Colts would be 4-0 without Peyton. And he’s doing it with young receivers not named Harrison and Gonzalez.

2. Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings—Favre mostly handed off to his stud RB Adrian Peterson the first two weeks, then made himself comfortable with a game winning pass with 2 seconds left against the Niners, and a fierce performance including 3 TDs against his former employer Monday night. Again, without Favre, is this team 4-0? Probably not.

3. Steve Smith, New York Giants—Are you kidding me? This guy has not only made everyone forget about Plaxico Burress, but he’s on pace to catch 136 passes, which would be second in NFL history for a single season. Smith is the only receiver in the league averaging 100 yards per game (102.8) and has 4 scores.

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Sports controversies caught on tape put a collection of videos together of sports controversies that we’re painfully awkward to watch on film.

Here are a couple of my faves:

The only one of these I saw live was the Broadway Joe one, which was incredibly hilarious. Poor guy had to go to rehab after that, when anyone one of us would have wanted to kiss Suzy Kolber after having a few pops at a football game, too. Sad.

You know what else is sad? Jim Rome got popular after being a sniveling little punk. Loved the table flip from Everett, although one punch to the Rome’s jugular was certainly in order, so it’s a shame he stopped himself.

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