Jets defense gets accessorized with black jerseys.
The Jets defense obviously loves the band AC/DC because on Thursday they were indeed “Back In Black.”
New OC Tony Sparano thought it would be a good idea to reward the other side of the ball with dominant black jerseys for their aggressive play in practice according to the New York Post.
One player that was extremely excited was CB Antonio Cromartie.
“I just came to my locker and had a black jersey, and I was excited. Hopefully, we can get some more special treatment like this. The offense is always getting special treatment.”
“It’s just a jersey. What this is really all about is the decal on the helmet and the guys you play with and the guys that are at your side. If you know that guy is playing 100 percent for you, you want to go out and do the same thing. That’s the kind of [camaraderie] we’re trying to set this offseason.”
HC Rex Ryan stated that this move is not permanent just a gesture of appreciation.
It’s a little different,” Ryan said after yesterday’s shortened workout. “The one thing about football players [is], guys love competition. It’s just a way of reminding one side that the other one got the best of them.”
“Back in the day, you could give them a T-shirt or a hat or something like that, but today that would probably count against your salary cap,” Ryan said. “We don’t want to do that. No, this is just a way of adding to it. It’s a fun deal. They get after it more.”
I know Sparano did this kind of thing in Miami but shouldn’t he be worried about trying to figure out ways to stop the defense instead of making them feel better about themselves?