Jul 27, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Decker says New York Jets should be playoff team

The New York Jets, for a moment, may have thought they had a chance to make the 2013 postseason but just as quickly as the opportunity presented itself, it closed up.

At 8-8, the Jets again disappointed many though with Geno Smith under center, expectations may have been a bit high for some given the Jets roster.

Still, with many of their solid pieces returning, there’s hope the Jets will make the playoffs this season and that seems to be a sentiment shared by free agent acquisition Eric Decker, who says the Jets have enough pieces to be in the postseason.

“We have the pieces to have a playoff team, it’s a matter of now for us finding how to put that together and making sure we can play efficient football,” Decker said.

This of course just days after Decker stated that the Jets have a ‘lot’ of talent at the quarterback position, so it’s difficult to say if he really believes what he’s saying of its nothing more than lip service.

Regardless, beating out the New England Patriots in the AFC East isn’t going to be easy so the Jets best route to the postseason may come from an AFC Wild Card berth.

And considering the San Diego Chargers crept into the playoffs with a 9-7 record last season, a game or two improvement from the Jets doesn’t seem out of the question. Of course, at 9-7 or 10-6 it’s still no certainty that you’d make the postseason though your chances would seem pretty good, especially at 10-6. Can the Jets get there, though?

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  • AC

    The schedule is going to make it difficult, but everything changes when the season starts. People thought the Falcons were a playoff team last year and the Jets shocked everyone beating them on National TV. With Geno at the wheel who played a great game for a Rook on what I think was his first Monday Night rumble. Teams that we think might be strong could suck, teams that we think suck could be strong. The Raiders could be good, who knows? Look at the Texans mighty fall. Oh and the Jets were supposed to be 2-14 last year so pre-season predictions are pretty much a spin of the roulette wheel.