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Namath stunned by Sparano hiring

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath waves

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath waves to fans during an NFL halftime tribute to the 1968 New York Jets during the Jets' NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens

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."


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