(NEW YORK) — Welcome to the New York Jets, Tony Sparano, you already have the team’s biggest icon against you.
Earlier this week, former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano agreed to become the Jets new offensive coordinator. It didn’t take long for the legendary Joe Namath to offer his two cents on the hire.
“I’m stumped. I am stumped,” Namath said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York 1050. “Aye, aye, aye, aye. Let’s ask the world: do you like the choice of Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator?”
“I’ve watched Tony work down here with the Dolphins and I thought he carried himself very well through all the adversity and all, but other than having called some plays with the Dallas Cowboys, I don’t know what his credentials are for an offensive coordinator,” said Namath.
Sparano went 29-32 in four seaons as the Dolphins head coach. He replaces the recently departed Brian Shottenheimer.
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