Joe Namath 'feels awful' about his relationship with the Jets
"I feel awful about it, I feel awful about my relationship with the Jets right now. I don't want them upset with Joe, but damn it, I have to say what I see, what I think, what I feel," Namath said of owner Woody Johnson, General Manager Mike Tannenbaum and Coach Rex Ryan. "I think they can do some things better, no doubt."
"Mark made some mistakes this year, no doubt, but he can play," Namath continues (via ESPN's Rich Cimini). "It's only his third year, man. You see guys out there who have played longer than that, making those same mistakes. He's going to learn from his mistakes and he needs the help around him."
He also defends Mark Sanchez, saying, ""I didn't push any kind of leadership. Lead by example as a football player, as the quarterback: to know the plan frontwards, backwards; be able to answer; know my guys; convince them I was ready and would give it my best. But no taking over a locker room. You have to have someone with the strength of the guy over in Baltimore -- maybe Ray Lewis -- you've got to be a beast to do that kind of thing, man."