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Joe Namath 'Stumped' By Jets Hiring Of Tony Sparano

The New York Jets hiring Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator 'stumped' fan and former New York quarterback Joe Namath.

Namath took to ESPN 1050 New York to discuss his displeasure during a weekly appearance on "The Michael Kay Show"

"I'm stumped. I am stumped," Namath said Thursday on his weekly spot on "The Michael Kay Show" on 1050 ESPN New York. "Aye, aye, aye, aye. Let's ask the world: Do you like the choice of Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator?"

"I've watched Tony work down here with the Dolphins and I thought he carried himself very well through all the adversity and all, but other than having called some plays with the Dallas Cowboys, I don't know what his credentials are for an offensive coordinator," said Namath, who lives in South Florida. (via ESPN New York)

Namath felt that Sparano may have gotten the job because of connections and not qualifications. Namath also felt the need to defend Brian Schottenheimer, whom he referred to as the Jets' "fall guy" for a subpar season.

Namath, you might recall, has made a habit over the last year or so of criticizing head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets.

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