Now Jets Owner & GM Want Favre To Call It Quits

Another day, another way for Jets fans to twist and turn: According to the NEWARK STAR-LEDGER, team owner Woody Johnson and GM Mike Tannenbaum have tired of the Brett Favre comeback storyline and just want him to retire already.

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(A future entry in THE FAIL BLOG: Brett Favre Super Jet.)

Here’s what an anonymous Jets insider told Dave Hutchinson of the STAR-LEDGER:

“If Favre says he’s not coming back, I don’t know if that would be a great disappointment. … I think Woody and Mike are upset (with Favre’s late-season play) to a point, especially Woody. But I think they have to handle the situation with care. They’re not going to say publicly they don’t want Favre back, but privately I’m not so sure.”

It’s a stunning shift from the team’s approach before the season, when Favre was viewed as a panacea to both becoming competitive and financially lucrative. When Favre seemed to hit stride in midseason, Jets officials were so busy slapping each other — and NFL execs — on the back in the tunnel under Gilette Stadium they had no time to comprehend a potential meltdown.

Now that the inevitable “meltdown by hubris” has come, the team is left with a precarious diplomatic situation, with no real blueprint on how to act (note to Woody Johnson: Don’t follow the “Green Bay 2008″ program. Didn’t go over so well).

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Jets QB Ainge Busted For Roids?! Pfffhahahahaha

When you hear that a Jets quarterback was just nailed for using steroids, admit it, you were really hoping it was Brett Favre. Because I was too. But no, it’s actually Erik Ainge, the twig-like Tennessee product, who was just popped by the NFL for violating their steroid policy.

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(I knew it. I knew this wasn’t natural. Nobody gets ripped like that!)

Ainge is already out for the season with a broken foot, so while he’s “suspended for four games,” he’s really just taking a 25% pay cut on the season, so, “darn.”

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