Every coach, owner and fan base is optimistic heading into a new season and the New York Jets are any different. Head coach Rex Ryan is known for making big optimistic promises in the offseason, and this one is no different.
“I’ll be honest with you: I’m not so sure there will be too many people that want to play us,” Ryan said on WFAN, via the New York Daily News. “And that’s the truth.”
I don’t know if anyone is necessarily fearful of the Jets, but they are an improved team and have dded some key parts.
Things are looking up,” Ryan said. “I think we are going to have more weapons.”
They signed former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson. In the draft they got Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and former Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders. They also draft Louisville safety Calvin Pryor in the first-round addressing a need in the secondary.
Of course bringing Michael Vick in, then drafting Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, might all work against the Jets success like bringing in Tim Tebow reportedly shattered the confidence of Mark Sanchez with the ensuing quarterback controversy.
Ryan wouldn’t however estimate wins or how deep in the playoffs they will go.
“I’m not going to say how many wins we’re going to have, or whatever, but we are going to play a brand of football that I think our fans will be proud of,” Ryan said, via NJ.com.
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