News: Ghostface Killah Says NY Jets Need More Iron, "[Mark Sanchez's] Arm Is Really Not That Strong" [Video]
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 12:20PM
With football still in the air following last weekend's Super Bowl XLVI game, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah recently talked about having love for his hometown New York Jets and what changes the team should make in order to take the next win.
Although he has respect for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Ghost said he does not consider the player to be among the sport's elite members
"I love sports," Ghost said in an interview. "Any real man is gonna love some type of sport...[I like] the Jets. [Sanchez isn't as good as we thought?] That's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking that he's still young and I'm thinking that his arm is really not that strong like that. I don't see no missiles really like - he's got a couple of nice touchdowns, but it's not really like the elite. You got [Drew] Brees [of the New Orleans Saints], you got Aaron [Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers], I miss Peyton [Manning], but you've got guys like that that's just gunning it, gunning it, and it's like, I don't know, he just kinda folds at the last minute." (The Score)
Recently, there have been talks of four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning possibly replacing Sanchez on the Jets.
When the New York Jets were a popular choice as a potential destination for Peyton Manning early on in the saga that has become Manning's NFL future, I thought it was ridiculous. They already had a quarterback in Mark Sanchez they were committed to--why give up on him so soon? But after a disappointing season, an offseason that has portrayed the Jets locker room as dysfunctional and the fact they are financially stuck with malcontent Santonio Holmes, Manning may be the only way the Jets can live up to Rex Ryan's yearly Super Bowl prediction. (Bleacher Report)
Prior to the New York Jets losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in last year's AFC Championship game, rapper Consequence dropped an anthem for Sanchez and Gang Green.
Consequence, 34, released his new song, "J.E.T.S. (Put Your Arms Out)" on Wednesday and it has already become a popular anthem of Jets fans, even getting air time on New York radio stations. "We're going to win! It's their time," said the confident rapper, whose real name is Dexter Mills. He predicted a 20-14 Jets win. "I hope it inspires them. I hope Mark Sanchez got it on pump when he's leaving the locker room, and Braylon Edwards and the whole team for that matter. New York really feeds off that kind of energy I hope the team takes it and embraces it as well." (New York Daily News)
Recently, Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz said New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Victor Cruz would likely fuel their team to winning Super Bowl XLVI.
"The Giants embody New York," Ortiz tells XXLMag.com. "They are the way New York runs. It's hard nose, it may not be pretty, but the job gets done. And Victor Cruz is the perfect example that you ain't gotta go to this big [college] to get noticed. You just have to work hard. He worked hard, he outworked people and he impressed people and he's one of, if not the best wide receiver on the Giants. Eli Manning, it doesn't look pretty. It's not finess, it's not like his brother [Peyton], the crispness [in the passes], but the job gets done. That's what New York dudes do: we get it done. Everybody knows when New York is in town. The Giants embody New York to me, man -- Honestly, as a fan of football, not just because I'm from New York, I honestly think they have a great shot of winning the Super Bowl because of that wining attitude." (XXL Mag)
Check out Ghostface Killah's interview below: