The Jets acquired Tim Tebow from the Broncos Wednesday, but legendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath wasn't impressed. In fact, he was bewildered by his former's team's move.
"I'm just sorry that I can't agree with this situation," Namath told ESPN Radio in New York. "I think it's just a publicity stunt. I can't go with it. I think it's wrong. I don't think they know what they're doing over there."
Namath's criticism comes two months after he lamented the fact that his relationship with the Jets has frayed, although he insisted he needs to speak his mind.
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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine refuted the notion that he had been publicly critical of some of his players this spring. While Valentine has provided a number of frank assessments this spring, as when he commented on the command difficulties of Daniel Bard and the swing of Ryan Sweeney or joked about a recent poor outing by reliever Mark Melancon, the manager said that candor is not to be confused with criticism.
“In the 3,000 games I’ve had pre- or post-game meetings in, in two languages, I’ve never criticized a player. And I don’t intend to,” Valentine said on Wednesday. "A statement of fact should never be misconstrued as criticism. I don’t think it is, or should be. I don’t have time to deal with intelligence or morality. I can’t deal with those. If ignorant people misinterpret simple statements, it’s not my fault. If factual statements are misconstrued as criticism...
UPDATE: After a day of back and forth, it appears that the Jets have acquired Tim Tebow from the Broncos for a fourth and sixth round draft choice. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Broncos will also send a seventh round selection to the Jets. Tebow became available when the Broncos signed Peyton Manning to a five-year deal Tuesday.
Two weeks ago, the Jets signed Mark Sanchez to a three-year extension, leading to speculation Tebow will be used in a specialist's role, likely running the wildcat offense.
The move apparently doesn't sit well with Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who on Tuesday tweeted: We don't need Tebow. We sell out every home game let him go to Jacksonville Tampa or Miami. Our wildcat offense can b ran by J. Kerley or Joe McKnight we straight.
Tebow played in 14 games in 2011, completing 46.5 percent of his passes for 1,729 yards and 17 touchdowns. He had a passer rating of 72.9. He also rushed 122 times for...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a team source, Daniel Bard will make his next scheduled start (Sun.), and his role to start the season -- as either a starter or reliever -- has yet to be determined.
The information confirms Red Sox' manager Bobby Valentine's assertion following Bard's five-inning outing (3 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 83 pitches) that the righty would be making what would be his sixth appearance of the spring. Thus far this spring (including his first appearance, in a 'B' game against Minnesota), Bard has allowed 11 runs over 13 2/3 innings, with seven of the runs coming in a March 15 outing against St. Louis.
Earlier Wednesday, a CSNNE.com report said one Red Sox staff member has told others outside the organization that, "when all is said and done," Bard would be back in the bullpen and...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mark Melancon told WEEI.com Wednesday that he wasn't upset with recent post-game comments made by Bobby Valentine, and clarified why the manager may have made them.
Following the reliever's one-inning, three-run stint Monday, Valentine said when asked about Melancon's performance, "Melancon, I thought he backed up the bases pretty well. He had that down." The manager then went on to critique specific examples of what might led to the pitcher's rough outing.
"As I came off the field I said, 'Hey Skip, I got my running in today. I backed up every base about three times.' He got that from me. I didn't take any offense to that," Melancon said. "To be quite honest, I'm harder on myself than anybody else here.
"Even if something was ever said poorly about me, I'm not really worried about that. I'm worried about what I do on the field. Hopefully all they can say is good things. But that...
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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Pete goes on an impassioned rant about the Boston Bruins management and ownership amid rumors that the team would be announcing the firing of Claude Julien in coming days.More from this show
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.More from this show
Trenni and Tomase are live at Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the Red Sox Winter Weekend. Hall of Famer and former Red Sox Pitcher, Pedro Martinez, joins the show. Pedro talks on expectations for the team, David Price, Chris Sales, and his belief that David Ortiz will return to baseball.More from this show