And not even walking it dry. Since the end of the season, much news about the Jets has centered around Brett Favre and atrocious season. Criticism about Favre's performance is warranted and many of Jets players moving on anytime soon.
Thomas Jones says 'hi.' Here are some quotes from the Jets star running back:
"We're a team and we win together ... but at the same time, you can't turn the ball over and expect to win," Jones said in a videotaped studio interview. "The other day, the three interceptions really hurt us. I mean, that's just reality. If I were to sit here and say, 'Oh, man, it's okay,' that's not reality.
"The reality is, you throw interceptions, I'm (ticked) off, I don't like it. You know what I'm saying? I don't like it, I know everybody else on the team doesn't like it."
"If somebody is not playing well, they need to come out of the game," Jones replied. "You're jeopardizing the whole team because you're having a bad day. To me, that's not fair to everybody else. You're not the only one on the team."
"So it gets like that?" Martinez interjected.
"It definitely gets like that," Jones said. "You're playing to win, you're playing for the Super Bowl. That's what you do all this work for ... So when you get to the wire and somebody is just giving the game up, I mean, it's just not (fair)."
Mr. Jones has decided to lay down the law; showing everyone that he has a pair. Thank you, Mr. Jones, but uh, where was this during the actual season? You know, when the Jets started to stink up the joint. Bashing Brett Favre in public isn’t going to help the situation either. You and the rest of your teammates should’ve said it during the season.
Speaking of other teammates, an anonymous teammate had this to say:
A veteran Jets player, quoted anonymously by Newsday, described Favre as a "distant" teammate who, when at the Jets' practice facility, spent his down time away from teammates in an office specially designated for him.
"There was a lot of resentment in the room about him. He never socialized with us, never went to dinner with anyone," the player told Newsday.
Why be anonymous? Why not follow the lead of Thomas Jones and be open and honest at the end of the season? Brett Favre not being social doesn’t bother me that much. As long as he isn’t breaking the law or being a scumbag, I’m fine with him being a loner. Players develop chemistry through practice and on gameday. Next, they’ll be saying Favre doesn’t take potty breaks when the rest of the players do. I wonder if the players invited him dinner. The off-season will be an interesting one for the Jets.