Jets Stealing Headlines a Good Thing for New York Giants?

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIAugust 15, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MARCH 26:  Quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media as he is introduced as a New York Jet at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on March 26, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Tebow, traded from the Denver Broncos last week, will be the team's backup quarterback according to Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, started 11 games in 2011 for Denver and finished with a 7-4 record as a starter. He led the Broncos to a playoff overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round before eventually losing to the New England Patriots in the next round.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Is the New York Jets stealing headlines a good thing for the New York Giants? My answer is yes, but it depends on how you look at it.

Some teams just want to have publicity, and they don't care about winning as much or it can take a backseat. Other teams care a lot more about winning and might not get the same level of publicity as other teams.

A little privacy is a good thing. You don't want the entire world following your every move and knowing what packages and sets you're going to use. 

You want to get your personnel on the same page, get out on the field and execute the game plan.

Let the Jets get all the publicity they want; the Giants could give two cents about publicity. 

The G-Men care about hardware, and it shows since they picked up two Super Bowl wins within five years. 

The Jets won one Super Bowl ring, it was an awesome win, but they haven't gotten it done ever since.

The man who brought that ring to the Jets, Joe Namath, had some thoughts on Tim Tebow and the Jets as of late. Via Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News

There are a lot of reasons why people look at the Jets as a circus, why they look at Rex Ryan’s Jets, even as he says he is going to change and things are going to change, and wonder how such a thing is possible. In Canton over the weekend, Joe Namath, who always has a lot to say about his old team, was talking to Marc Sessler from and had this to say about Tebow: “I really believe… it’s the greatest publicity stunt the Jets could have pulled.” Namath had some nice things to say after that about Tim Tebow, what a positive influence in the locker room, then said how much quarterback he’s going to play remains to be seen, made it sound as if it will be some kind of bonus if the guy can actually play.

Namath basically summed it all up, Tim Tebow playing well is a bonus for the Jets. Tebow keeps the Jets relevant no matter what happens. 

Let the NYJ keep the New York media on their tail, while the G-Men get wins and focus on defending their title. 

It comes down to personal preference: do you want Page 6? Or Super Bowl rings?

I can't speak for every single Giants fan in the world, but I want Super Bowl rings over Page 6. 

The Jets can rock Page 6 all they want, but the Giants are the best team in New York until proven otherwise.