The Patriots and Jets rivalry goes back to the 1960s and the old AFL days. The franchises have a natural hatred based largely on geography, but the NFL version, particularly of recent vintage, goes well beyond that.
Based on the intense dislike the organizations share, it might surprise some that a number of players have spent time with both teams. The Patriots recently added another to the mix in linebacker David Harris, who signed with New England earlier this week after a solid 10-year career with the Jets.
That got us thinking about some other players who worked in both locales – an All-Border War Team so to speak. So this week, rather than debate a topic, PFW has compiled an All-Border War Team. Some positions were more difficult than others – especially the offensive line – but overall we feel it's a pretty interesting list.
Let us know what you think of our team and if we made any glaring omissions.
All-Border War Team
QB – Vinny Testaverde, Tony Eason, Scott Zolak, Kevin O'Connell, Tim Tebow
RB – Curtis Martin, Danny Woodhead, Stevan Ridley
FB – Keith Byars
WR – Dedric Ward, Fred Coleman, Tim Dwight, Kenbrell Thompkins, Greg Salas
TE – Kyle Brady, Fred Baxter, Chris Baker, Zach Sudfeld
OL – Damien Woody, Mike Gisler, Jacob Bender, Clint Oldenberg
DL – Anthony Pleasant, Rick Lyle, Shaun Ellis, Bobby Hamilton, Reshad Moore, Kareem Brown, Titus Adams
LB –Roman Phifer, David Harris, Bryan Cox, Jermaine Cunningham, Matt Chatham
CB – Ty Law, Darrelle Revis, Otis Smith, Terrell Buckley
S –Victor Green, Jerome Henderson, James Ihedigbo, Corwin Brown
P –Tom Tupa
K – Nick Lowery
LS – Steve DeOssie
ST – Larry Izzo, Ray Lucas
Head Coaches – Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells
Assistants – Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, Al Groh, Pepper Johnson, Brian Daboll, Eric Mangini, Mike Sweatman, Markus Paul, Maurice Carthon