Will Jets legend Joe Klecko ever make Hall of Fame? What will it take?

He is still waiting. Watch video On the eve of Sunday's Super Bowl, the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced. Once again, it did not include Joe Klecko, the legendary Jets defensive lineman.  But that was known well before Saturday, because Klecko was denied entrance, once again, in August, when the Hall's Seniors...
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QUIZ: Name every New York Jets defensive Pro-Bowler since the AFL/NFL merge

The New York Jets have field 19 different defensive players to make it to the Pro Bowl at least once since the AFL/NFL merger. How many of these defensive stars can you name? Clue: Number of Pro Bowls - Position/Years with team  
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Jets Report: Joe Klecko talks Todd Bowles and D Line

SNY's Jeane Coakley talks with New York Jets defensive legend Joe Klecko about his impressions of Jets training camp and the expectations for the defensive line.
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Jets star Joe Klecko again misses out on Hall of Fame. Why current rules hurt his chances

A tough break for Klecko. On Monday, ex-Jets star defensive lineman Joe Klecko was again denied entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The Hall's lone Seniors Committee nominee for the Class of 2017 was Kenny Easley, the former Seahawks safety.  Under the Hall's current rules, the Seniors Committee and Contributors Committee (which...
August 15, 2016

QUIZ: Name the members of the New York Jets All-Time Four Decade Team

Fans of the New York Jets voted for the All-Time Four Decade Team. How many of these retired NFL greats can you name? Clue: Years active/position
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Klecko is left off of the Hall of Fame ballot once again

Another year goes by, and it’s another year that Joe Klecko is ignored. Wednesday, the Hall of Fame’s Senior Committee announced its senior finalists for 2016 enshrinement.  Take a look: Hall of Fame Seniors Committee met today and selected Dick Stanfel, Ken Stabler as the two seniors nominees for HOF Class of ’16. #PFHOF16 — Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 19, 2015...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Why New York Jets DL Joe Klecko Deserves HOF

“Being elected to the Hall of Fame would be such a special thing — outrageous. People talk about it, which flatters me. I don’t have overwhelming credentials and I never played in a Super Bowl, and that seems to be a big catalyst.” The quote above is from Joe Klecko, the leader of the original New York Sack Exchange. With all due respect to Mr. Klecko, I disagree wholeheartedly...
Via Turn On The Jets
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Klecko for the Hall of Fame petition gaining steam with New York Jets’ fans

New York Jets‘ fans know the guy in the picture his former line mates, Marty Lyons and Mark Gastineau.  Joe Klecko is a fan favorite with a generation of fans, and one of the top defensive linemen in team history.  Many fans have wondered why Klecko barely receives any consideration for the Hall of Fame.  In fact, fans have started a petition that although slow going, has...
Via EndZoneScore
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets will have best defense in NFL according to Joe Klecko

The New York Jets had a rock-solid defense last season but their secondary was holding the entire defense back from being truly special because of injuries to the position. During the offseason the Jets addressed their weak secondary by adding cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine as well as safety Marcus Gilchrist. They also added USC defensive lineman...
Via FOX Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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