New York Jets
Rex Ryan’s job could be in jeopardy if the Jets fail to make the playoffs for the fourth straight year. But he doesn’t think that’ll be an issue. Neither do his players.
A backup QB — albeit an ultra-popular one — was tops in jerseys sold. There was a Manning, but it wasn’t Eli. The 10th best-seller didn’t even belong to a player.
Rex Ryan often gets singled out for what is perceived as an over-the-top cockiness. DeMario Davis simply calls what his coach has confidence — and says it’s something the Jets have to a man.
Since the glory days of Broadway Joe, finding a franchise quarterback has been an elusive and often frustrating undertaking for a team that has rarely had a dominant player at the position.
Rex Ryan is no longer the emasculated head coach of the Jets, neutered by the talk of being fired. The guns are blazing and he’s a little cocky again – though he likely would call it confidence. Either way, his team will need him that way.
New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought.
Rex Ryan expects the Jets to do something special this season. And he says his nemesis in New England — Patriots coach Bill Belichick — should be thinking along those lines, too.
The Jets have much to accomplish this camp. If they get it done, Rex might just have a shot at sticking around.
“I believe we’re a lot better than that. 8-8 would be a hell of a disappointment for us. I’m just telling you that I believe this team is on the cusp of doing some special things … I’m confident we will be a playoff team.”
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Johnson reportedly wants out of Houston. But don’t expect the Jets to make a play for the All-Pro wide receiver. At least not yet.
In 1982, Lyons decided that he was going to make a difference. He did so the same way he played football: with passion, and by following the simple premise that actions speak louder than words.
Andre Johnson has reportedly asked Houston for a trade, and though the Texans sound like they are not interested in moving the future Hall of Fame wide receiver right now, the suitors are already lining up.
One week he’s called the worst starting quarterback in the NFL; the next he’s talking Super Bowl. If nothing else, Geno Smith wants everyone to believe he’s got the Jets’ best interests in mind.
It’s always football season. That’s why it’s not premature to contemplate the Jets and realize that 2014 has a chance to be much better and more exciting than last year.