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The upside of the Jets' trash talk

The Jets and their big mouths just might be the best thing going in these playoffs

Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Pretend for a moment the corporate interests of the NFL win the day and, starting now, all talk that can be construed as rancorous, boastful or even mildly threatening stops. Every NFL player, including those wearing Jets colors, decides to spend the week alternately praising his opponent and quoting Balzac.

Would an advent of civility improve the product? Would it better serve the public?

More to the point, what would be left? There are six days ...

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