Brother, this was not a particularly historical revelation.
Former retired WFAN host Joe Benigno was not upset that the undefeated Jets defeated the Rams on Sunday, probably costing him a chance to recruit Clemson student defender Trevor Lawrence with the first pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
In fact, that take is an aspect of Joe B’s fandom, which has always been consistent during the two decades and older in the air.
“I have to tell you … talking to some of my friends today, I wanted to see them win,” Benigno said Monday in a short commercial on Carton and Roberts. “I can’t say I could stay here, even if I want Lawrence, I can’t say I stayed there [Sunday] rooting them to lose. I just can’t. I wanted to win … That’s right. “
Benigno added that he was also “very aggravated” when the Jets took a late lead two weeks earlier against Las Vegas.
“I don’t want to see 0 and 16,” Benigno said. “With all the negative things that are against my team, your team, the name of our team for over 60 years … I don’t want that. Let the Lions have that. Let the Browns have this. I don’t want 0-and-16 ”.
Benigno, who retired in November, also said it was “not impossible” for the Jets to regain first place in the Jacksonville draft, although he said it was “not very big” in front of Ohio quarterback Justin Fields, who many are planning to finish second in the project.
“I’ll live another year for Sam Darnold before I take a flyer on Justin Fields if I don’t get Trevor Lawrence,” he said.
However, one aspect of the disastrous Jets season that Benigno took over was the potential replacement for head coach Adam Gase. He said he hoped GM Joe Douglas would make the decision and not “scary” owner Christopher Johnson.
“Here’s the most important thing, they’ve reached a head coach, man,” Benigno said. “There is no Todd Bowles, there is no Adam Gases, he has to come with someone … He has to hit this coach.
“For me, this is the most important thing he has to do, even before he writes Trevor Lawrence. If they don’t come with the right type, it will be the same old, the same old and the same old wheel that I am always on. “