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Jets owner on Favre: “What he gave to the locker room is still there”

Ask most Jets fans about the brief Brett Favre era and you’ll usually hear an expletive.

Owner Woody Johnson has a different take.

“It was a privilege to have him in the building,” Johnson said. “What a great experience it was to have him here. I think he helped the franchise. What he gave to the locker room is still there.”

(Maybe he left his pants on the ground.)

[Editor’s note: Or maybe that dead turkey or goose or whatever that he put in someone’s locker has yet to be remove.]

Johnson’s comments are included in Part II of an interesting interview with Rich Cimini of ESPNewYork that we mentioned yesterday in an unfortunately titled post. We couldn’t help but laugh when Johnson was asked for his reflections on Herm Edwards:

“Herm is great on ESPN. He was probably the best speaker I’ve ever heard -- brilliant, brilliant. A lot of enthusiasm. Kept himself in great shape,” Johnson said.

We think Edwards has received a somewhat unfair bad rap as a coach, but it’s not a good sign that “great on ESPN” and “in great shape” are the nicest things Johnson can say about him.