In Week 11, the Jets will be on the road facing an NFC West team for the second straight week, and like last week, there will be familiar faces facing off with each other in this inter-conference clash.
When the St. Louis Rams welcome the Jets to the Edward Jones Dome Sunday afternoon, the Jets will see ex-offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, as well as a handful of ex-Jets that now play for the Rams.
One of those players, veteran center Robert Turner, made an interesting comment about his former team, likening the Jets to another sports franchise, baseball’s lovable losers, the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs are notably known for their 104-year World Series championship drought in MLB, while the Jets have gone over 40 years without a Super Bowl championship themselves.
“People [in New York] want results and expect results,” Turner said. “The Jets haven’t won a Super Bowl since ’62 or ’61, [actually, '69, but who's counting] so they’re hungry for one,” Turner added. “It’s the Cubs of football.”
Turner (#59, above ) was a backup interior lineman for parts of five seasons with the Jets, and he’s played well this season after being pressed into duty as the Rams’ starting center due to an injury to starter Scott Wells.
Jets coach Rex Ryan was not offended by Turner’s remarks, quipping, “We’re bringing our mitts and here we come.”
Turner was well-liked by his Jets teammates and the coaching staff during his time in New York, and it will definitely be fun for Turner and the Jets to play against each other for the first time this weekend.