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ESPN analyst Louis Riddick didn’t hold back in his rant against the New York Jets

This is a big season for the New York Jets. The team that’s been bereft of playoff aspirations now finds itself in a “playoff or bust” scenario due to the acquisition of future first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Needless to say, with the 39-year-old now under center for the team, the pressure is on.

Yet instead of the NFL world being excited for the Jets and their fans – who’ve endured the [current] longest playoff drought of North America’s four major sports – Gang Green has found themselves as the target of criticism and undermining. We can now include ESPN analyst Louis Riddick as a provider of bulletin board material for the Jets.

On Friday, Riddick appeared on a segment of ESPN’s Get Up where the topic of conversation was none other than the Jets.

The former NFL scout didn’t hold back when discussing the Jets. In the rant, Riddick lists multiple reasons why Gang Green doesn’t have an excuse to miss out on a Super Bowl.

“Well, what did [The Jets] do this offseason,” said Riddick. “They went all in, got the four-time MVP. He brought in his offensive coordinator. He brought in a couple of his boys in [Allen] Lazard and [Randall] Cobb. They have firepower over the perimeter. They’ve got a shut-down type caliber defense.”

The acquisition of Rodgers has put added pressure on the Jets, but the reaction from the media seems bizarre, to say the least.

The former NFL veteran would then put an exclamation point at the end of what seemed to be his anti-Jets rant.

“Win the Super Bowl, or shut up – or be miserable,” declared Riddick. “It’s as simple as that. Win it or be miserable, those are your options. That’s what you got.”

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Thomas Christopher has been covering the Jets since 2018. He is an avid sports fan, mixed martial artist, fantasy football player and Rex Ryan stan. He's also one of Jets X-Factor's breaking news writers. Email: tpascar[at]yahoo.com
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2 months ago

What Jim G said

Jim G
Jim G
2 months ago

I am sick of these sports commentator personality types who say outrageous things to gain “clicks” or attention. Did anyone say the same when Tom Brady went to Tampa? No, they didn’t. Why do the Jets have to “shut up” if they don’t win a Super Bowl?