NEW YORK (WFAN) – After last year’s Super Bowl promises and disappointing 8-8 finish, Jets coach Rex Ryan quit the guarantee-making business.
Look who has taken the boasting baton: soft-spoken offensive lineman D’Brickashaw Ferguson.
Ferguson wouldn’t bite when asked recently to dissect a pivotal late-game decision from New York’s AFC title game loss in 2011. But he did channel his inner Rex regarding 2012.
“I don’t really like to play that game as far as trying to change the past,” he said on NFL.com’s “Dave Dameshek Football Program.” “I mean, we have an opportunity now to do something spectacular.”
“We still have Shonn Greene, he’s an excellent back,” Ferguson added. “We have a great offensive line. We’re going to do some nice things this year. So the focus should be on what’s gonna happen this year, and what’s in our power to do. We have greatness written all over us. It’s just a matter of time.”
The Jets will try to make it all come together under new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, whose in-your-face style is certainly a change from the days of Brian Schottenheimer.
“This is a new opportunity for us,” Ferguson said. “We want to win. Everybody wants to win, we want to win the most. So we’re gonna apply that intentionally and we’re gonna try to make that happen.”
As for how the Jets will utilize Tim Tebow? There’s been talk of the backup being New York’s red zone quarterback, and some speculation over how — or if — he’ll be used on special teams.
“I think that is the big question and I think that’s what everybody wants to know,” he said. “We’re still in the planning stage and we’re kind of making all those decisions. So we just ask that you guys just sit back and relax and watch a great season, ’cause we’ll handle that.”
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