Joe Namath Says Rex Ryan Has Been 'Too Darn Nice' To New York Jets Players

Joe Namath continued his outspoken crusade against the New York Jets and coach Rex Ryan on Thursday, telling "The Michael Kay Show" that Ryan has been "too darn nice to this team."

"Rex is Mr. Good Guy to these guys. He has been. He's been talking about how good they are all the time. He's doing everything to win their favor. He bends over backwards for the guys to be on their side," Namath said.

"It might work in the long run, I don't know," he added. "I just think he's been too darn nice to this team."

Less than three weeks after criticizing Ryan for artificially inflating New York's self-worth, Namath said the Jets have not been focused enough.

"These guys aren't as smart as they think they are," Namath said. "They're making too many penalties; they're busting too many assignments. They just haven't been focused the way you need to focus to win consistently in the league."

"We've lost three in a row and if it wasn't for Tony Romo it may be a 1-4 record. That game (a 27-24 win over Dallas), thank goodness we won, but it wasn't a particularly great effort," said Namath, who led the franchise to its only Super Bowl win. "They need to come out and play some really sound football and we haven't seen that yet."   

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