DE Jason Taylor is visiting the rival Jets for the second consecutive day, but one famed Jets fan is not pleased.
Not that this should be a surprise. Jets fans are expressive — to put it mildly. And let’s be honest, one of the highlights of the NFL Draft every April are the Jets fans booing their team’s latest selection. (Though that tradition was ruined when they drafted QB Mark Sanchez last year.)
Jets fan Ed Anzalone — better known as Fireman Ed — told the New York Daily News that he does not want Taylor to join his team. Anzalone notes that the Jets fans and Taylor have traded barbs over the years, with Taylor once saying that the Jets fans “take the ‘cl’ out of class.”
So having the former Dolphins defensive end on the team would be weird. Like Peyton Manning joining the Patriots. Tom Brady on the Colts. Or Brett Favre on the Vikings. (Two out of three is not bad.)
“He’s such a meathead,” Ed Anzalone told the Daily News.
“It’s hilarious. Let’s be real. This guy hates the Jets. He hates Jets fans more than anything. Put it this way: For him to even try to come here, it has to be two things: Nobody is bothering with him or he wants to win a championship. He wants to hop on board.”
But winning is winning. Anzalone went on to say that if Taylor did join the Jets, the fans would rally around him — if he plays well.
“I would get a kick out of it,” Anzalone said. “I don’t take these things too seriously. I have more hate for the Giants than I do Jason Taylor. Bottom line: If he performs, the fans will like him.”
Anzalone will join NFL Total Access on NFL Network on Thursday afternoon to talk further on Taylor’s possibly joining the Jets.