Mehta says some Jets fans “morphed into sad, self-loathing people”

Mehta says some Jets fans “morphed into sad, self-loathing people”

Jets beat writer Manish Mehta took a shot at a certain segment of Jets fans in a column on Tuesday.  Manish addressed those fans that can’t stand Mark Sanchez, tweet nasty things or may have booed him at the Green and White scrimmage over the weekend.

MMehtaNYDN This is coming from a Jets fan RT @MattCasey1987 a lot of jets fans don’t deserve to see this team become a winner #nyj 8/4/13 5:09 PM
MMehtaNYDN RT @JetsHaider nothing wrong with booing your own team @ MetLife-I do it all the time. But traveling to Cortland to boo just sounds pathetic 8/4/13 12:48 PM

Somewhere along the way, a segment of the Jets fan base morphed into sad, self-loathing people who, frankly, don’t deserve a Super Bowl team.

The silent majority of long-suffering fans are sensible, fully appreciative that Rex Ryan’s teams have delivered some indelible moments the past few years, and aware that 2013 will be a rebuilding season.

Read more: from NYDN


My Take

Jets fans and I guess you can say all New York Fans are all about “What have you done for me lately”.  One argument from this fan segment is that look, I pay a ton of money and PSL’s and this is the product you put on the field, so I’ll do and say whatever I feel like.  Of course some take it to extreme levels, and I think Manish’s article addressing those instances.  Hey, these same fans ran Fireman Ed out of his seats and his helmet.  (Check out the interview I did with Ed on Tuesday.  He addresses these haters).

Would I boo a Jets player?  No, but hey I’m not condemning you if you do.  You are an adult (most of you) and you can make your own decisions.  They always say that true character comes out when times are tough.  Well, the Jets world has been on a down slide recently, and to see some fans react this way is a little disappointing.  Rex said yesterday that it’s tough enough to play in this league without your own fan base turning on you, and Sanchez said that if you are going to be negative, don’t come.

If you are acting like this towards Mark because you think you will have influence on the decision who starts at QB, well you are wrong.  Rex won’t put Geno in because you tweet hate about Mark or boo at practice.

“We want our fans behind us at all times,” Ryan said. “Obviously guys make mistakes. . .We don’t want our guys getting booed, especially from our fans because we all are in green and white, including our fans. This game’s tough enough . . . but we need to support each other.”

  • KS

    I usually hate any ‘Jet Fan’ booing our team, but Sanchez is an exception. Some do not realize he will never play another regular season snap for the Jets, and is only still around due to Cap restrictions. Probably the worst GM move in team history unnecessarily stick us with his contract when it wasn’t even necessary. Probably the worst waste of talent since Ryan Leaf, an unimaginable regression the last two seasons