Joe Namath's predictions aren't quite as bold as they used to be, but when Broadway Joe talks Jets, we listen.
As Tim Graham noted in his AFC East blog, Namath stopped by SportsNation to chat as part of the launch of ESPN New York (three plugs in one sentence, a rarely seen trifecta shill). And while Namath guaranteed a win over the Colts in Super Bowl III, he didn't sound ready to guarantee the division to the Jets next season without a few more tweaks of the roster.
Reverend Bill (Lot 5A East ruthrford, NJ)
Joe, How do you feel about the Jets chances of making a deep run into the playoffs now that Sanchez is in his 2nd season with the backfield of LT and Greene? Are we still missing an edge rusher at DE and could that hurt us?
I think we need to improve to be a serious contender. Last season was a wonderful growth for the team. I believe the best thing we got out of last season as fans was optimism going into this coming season. The fact of the matter is the Patriots will be a challenge as well as the Dolphins. We haven't proved by any stretch that we are the best team in the eastern division. Full transcript
And Namath isn't the only person with ties to the Jets who has some concerns about the team's roster, or at least its potential roster. A regular SportsNation blogger, Goldbrick4, can't stomach the idea of bringing in Jason Taylor from the rival Dolphins.