The famed author and longtime
sufferer fan of Gang Green recently took to his LiveJournal blog to speak out against the team’s offseason activity — and lack thereof.
In an entry from March 22 titled, “Oh, My Poor Jets,” Martin began his diatribe by touching on Antonio Cromartie’s departure from New York and Darrelle Revis‘ arrival in New England. (You may recall Martin bashing the Jets last year after they shipped Revis to the Buccaneers.)
“Letting Antonio Cromartie leave was a mistake. Not going after Darrelle Revis when Tampa Bay cut him loose was a worse mistake. Letting him get picked up by Evil Little Bill and the Patriots was the worst mistake of all,” Martin wrote.
Martin moved on to the Jets’ biggest offseason acquisition — wide receiver Eric Decker, which he admitted was “not a bad move.” Martin, however, doesn’t think the club is getting the same Decker we saw in Denver.
“Unfortunately for Gang Green, he does not get the bring Peyton with him to New York, which means that he is going to go back to being a good, solid receiver again this year, but nothing special. And maybe a notch below that, since he will have Geno throwing to him,” he wrote.
And when Decker and the Jets take on Revis and the Pats this season …
“Odds are good that in those two games, Revis will catch more of Geno’s balls than Decker does.”
Evidently, Martin is not Geno Smith’s biggest fan, but he did have kinder words for Mark Sanchez, whom the Jets released last week. He said cutting Sanchez was a mistake, and that, given a fair competition, the veteran would have beaten out Smith for the starting quarterback job.
“I have seen nothing from Geno Smith to make me think he’s better than Sanchez,” Martin said.
Martin also gave his two cents on Michael Vick, a Jets addition that — surprise! — he’s not a fan of.
“I have been rooting for the Jets since they were the Titans, but I don’t know that I can bring myself to root for Michael Vick,” he wrote.
In the ultimate indignity to fellow Jets fans, Martin closed by saying he’s switching allegiances to that other Big Apple team.
“All in all, considering what the Jets have done this pre-season, I have only two words: GO GIANTS!” he wrote.
Winter isn’t coming, but you can bet a few angry responses are.