After Sunday's debacle in Oakland, Jets fans have been wringing their hands over Gang Green's prospects. And Jets legend Joe Namath weighed in on ESPN Radio yesterday, questioning coach Rex Ryan's tactics, "I think these guys might be believing that they're better than they are. Rex has been the only coach that we know, in maybe the history of the game that I'm familiar with, that keeps continually telling his guys how good they are. And they have been pretty good - pretty good - but they haven't won a championship yet."

Namath also said, "It starts at the top. Coach Rex Ryan I think has been doing a great job getting the team to two (AFC) Championship Games. But if there's one thing about the athlete, if you keep telling him how good he is, he's going to start believing it, to the point that he may not be preparing not quite the way he should. He may be losing some respect for the other team." Namath has a point, but Ryan has been bragging and blustering about the team since Day 1, so it's not anything new.

Ryan said after hearing about Namath's remarks, "I'm not gonna change who I am because Joe Namath said something. Joe Namath can come in here, and if he can still throw, we'll have him as a backup quarterback. He doesn't know our team. He's on the outside. Even though he's a Jet, and once you're a Jet you're always a Jet ... but he's on the outside, he's not in these meetings. I think if he was he'd be shocked at the preparation." He added, "I'm confident with our football team. There's no question about it. And, I've told you this many times, I've never gone into a game that I didn't think I'd win. I haven't won them all, but I certainly think we can and will." Plus, he has a new calf tattoo.

Also: We applaud the Daily News for referencing Namath's drunken attempt to kiss ESPN's Suzy Kolber with their sports cover: