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Namath stunned by Sparano hiring
Joe Namath isn't exactly sure why the Jets chose Tony Sparano as Brian Schottenheimer's successor.
During his weekly appearance on ESPN1050's "The Michael Kay Show," the Hall of Fame quarterback questioned the selection of the Dolphins former coach, wondering if Sparano has the pedigree to be a successful offensive coordinator given he doesn't have much experience.
"I’m stumped. I am stumped. Aye, aye, aye, aye," Namath said today. "... I’ve watched Tony work down here with the Dolphins and thought he carried himself very well through the adversity and all, but other than having called some plays for the Dallas Cowboys, I don't know what his credentials are for an offensive coordinator."
"Credentials as an offensive coordinator?" Namath repeated seconds later. "I don't see it. I hope he’s a great one, but I don't see it."