- Cro reckons the Eagles offense seems slower [NJAM]
- 10 things to know as Jets seek first ever regular season win over Eagles [ESPN New York]
- Mauldin getting back to normal after scary injury [Newsday]
- Eagles recognize that the Jets are a different team this year [Metro]
- Bowles has a crush on the "Empress of Soul" [AP]
Bent, theJetsBlog.com: I was saddened to hear of Yogi Berra's passing yesterday, but enjoyed hearing the tributes and recollections of those who knew him or admired him back in the day while I was watching and listening to baseball yesterday. One paid tribute to him by calling him "the most beloved figure in New York sports history".
Having never lived in New York (unless a two-week layover in Brooklyn in 2008 counts), I don't really have as good of a grasp on how accurate that statement is as many of you guys would but I couldn't immediately come up with a better option. Is anyone more beloved than Yogi - and, if not, who would be second on the list?
Anyway, all this got me thinking about whether any Jets player (or coach) is, was, or could perhaps one day be considered "beloved", at least among the Jets fanbase. It does seem like the fans had or have a love-hate relationship with many of the best players in franchise history. I suppose when you won as many championships as Berra did in his career - something no Jets player has come anywhere close to - it's a lot easier to develop that bond with the fans who got to celebrate those wins.