NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The wait is over!
Well, not quite. But just like that, we’re two days away from the Jets’ regular-season opener against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium.READ MORE: Report: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
The Jets, as is their custom, have collectively been talking a big game this summer following an offseason that saw plenty of activity.
Linebacker Demario Davis — never one to shy away from proclamations — is ready to show this league what Gang Green can do.
“We have high expectations for (ourselves), and that’s all that we worry about,” the 25-year-old told the New York Post. “(We want) to go out and shock the world. We got a point to prove, and that’s (that) we’re tough to deal with when we’re playing at our best. And that’s what we gotta do, play our best.”
Other Jets are eager to prove the doubters wrong, as well.READ MORE: New York City Taxi Drivers Begin Hunger Strike, Say Mayor De Blasio's Debt Relief Bailout Is Not Enough
Cornerback Darrin Walls believes that Gang Green is “most definitely” a playoff team, and head coach Rex Ryan expects his team to improve on last season’s 8-8 record.
“Hell no, I want to be better than that,” Ryan told the newspaper. “And we’re gonna be better than that. I don’t care what the schedule (says); what this, who’s out, who’s not — doesn’t matter. There’s no excuses. We know what we’re capable of doing, and the great thing is it starts Sunday. We’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong.”
After hosting the Raiders, New York’s schedule gets very difficult. The Jets will visit the Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 2 before returning home for games against the Bears and Lions. The Chargers, Broncos and Patriots are on the docket after that.
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