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Joe Namath think Jets wasted draft pick on Geno Smith

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03:08 PM ET 05.22 | It is never a dull moment with former Jets quarterback great Joe Namath. On Tuesday, at United Way's 20th Gridiron Gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, Namath, once again, had an opinion regarding a Jets move: "No, I don't think they needed a quarterback. They needed the other positions filled. Possibly offensive line. They got some defensive line. The safeties are still questionable. The outside linebackers are still questionable," referring to the Jets' second-round draft pick Geno Smith. Namath, who is not shy in airing his opinions on the Jets and on their quarterback situation, seems to disagree with the Jets' draft of the West Virginia quarterback, adding that he's going to "pull" for embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has struggled the past two seasons, but Namath thinks it's because of the "distractions" surrounding the quarterback.

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Joe Namath, AP Photo/Gregory Payan Joe Namath, AP Photo/Gregory Payan
May 22, 2013  10:16 PM ET

Yesterday`s news.......literally. Looking for page filler interns?

May 23, 2013  12:56 AM ET

Wow. I haven't seen this exact same story posted here in almost um........oh......12 hours?

May 23, 2013  02:06 AM ET

I'm trying to remember what I thought of the story twelve hours ago. Hmmm. Not much.

May 23, 2013  05:04 AM ET

When did the Jets make Namath a scout? Oh right, Never!

May 23, 2013  05:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

When did the Jets make Namath a scout? Oh right, Never!

Would that decision really surprise you?

May 23, 2013  05:11 AM ET

HAve another pitcher of Manhattans Joe--- but you are correct on this one-- Jets needed a lot more help than at QB...

May 23, 2013  05:59 AM ET

And was Joe wasted when he made that observation?

May 23, 2013  01:17 PM ET

Joe Namath think Jets wasted draft pick on Geno Smith. He also thinks that scotch is a wonder drug.

 
May 23, 2013  09:27 PM ET

Why did the Colts have to throw super bowl III and make this butt hole a household New York name.

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