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New York Jets legend Joe Namath appeared to blame Sunday’s defeat to the New England Patriots on general manager Joe Douglas and coach Robert Saleh.
‘If the team doesn’t start playing better you’ve gotta start looking at the coaches and general manager,’ Namath posted on X during the Jets’ 15-10 loss to their archrivals.
The game allowed New England to extend its 15-game winning streak against the Jets.
In total, Namath fired off eight angry tweets throughout the game as it became clearer than ever that he and Jets fans weren’t the only ones frustrated with the poor performances on offense.
Cameras captured star wide receiver and reigning Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson and running back Michael Carter appearing to loudly voice their anger on the sidelines.
Jets legend Joe Namath has pointed the finger at the team’s decision makers for it’s bad play
In one of several angry tweets Namath said they coaches and gm may be the biggest issues
New York suffered a 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots and had a putrid offensive showing
New York’s offense was seemingly nonexistent for majority of the game as they only put up 171 total yards en route to picking up 10 points.
Quarterback Zach Wilson went 18-36 for 157 yards as he continued his tradition of epically struggling against New England.
‘I’m starting to wonder if Zach’s playing like he’s being coached. He’s making choices that are not intuitive to the quarterback position,’ Namath said.
‘WRONG DIRECTION ZACH! Step UP into that pocket!’ read another tweet.
‘Our pass patterns, receiver routes seem to be predictable,’ one of Namath’s other tweets said.
Following the game, Jets head coach Saleh said the team will be sticking with Wilson as the starter despite yet another poor performance claiming: ‘right now he gives us the best chance to win.’
New York’s loan touchdown of the game came when fullback Nick Bawden capped a 13-play, 87-yard drive by the Jets with a 1-yard touchdown run up the middle to make it 13-10 with 5:24 left.
Wilson was 7 for 10 on the drive and the Jets were helped by a pass interference penalty on Myles Bryant on a throw to Randall Cobb on third-and-goal from the 9 – putting the ball on the 1 and setting up Bawden’s TD.
Namath fired off several tweets in frustration during the Jets stinker of a performance
After a defensive stop, the Jets faced third-and-10 from their own 10 and Wilson ran for a first down – but it was erased by a holding penalty by guard Joe Tippmann. Judon brought down Wilson on the next play to make it 15-10.
The Jets got the ball back with 1:43 left – but again couldn’t convert. On fourth-and-10, Wilson threw a 1-yard pass to Tyler Conklin, turning the ball over on downs – and causing the remaining rain-soaked Jets fans at MetLife Stadium to boo.
New York had one more chance with 16 seconds left. Wilson connected with Garrett Wilson for a 29-yard gain to put the ball on the Jets 46. Zach Wilson then threw up a Hail Mary that reached the end zone and bounced around a few times – before falling after tipping off a diving Cobb’s hands.
The play turned into the second major drop of the game for Cobb.