Trash talking is an integral part of football, effectively implemented to get the other team all riled up. It’s used strategically to get under the skin of your opponent, to rattle them, slowly stripping away their confidence little by little.
Some can take the heat in the kitchen; others, not so much.
However, there’s a crucial—and inevitable—point where your mouth transforms your reputation into a full-fledged persona. At that point, it becomes downright unflattering and unreliable for fans to connect with that player. It’s not easy for fans to have sympathy for people who run their mouth a little too much on the field, complain about contract talks or use trash talking in front of a podium or a microphone.
For the New York Jets, unfortunately, there are a few too many dynamic personalities who feel that they need to be heard. Here are three guys who can’t seem by to fun their mouths…