Rex Ryan: Jets will be a playoff team
The New York Jets have not made the playoffs, or even had a winning season, since 2010, but head coach Rex Ryan believes his team will get back to the postseason this year.
After an 8-8 season that saw them finish four games behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East, Ryan told the New York Daily News the Jets may still be rebuilding in 2014, but his current team is "a hell of a lot better right now than we were at any point last year.”
“Eight and eight would be a hell of a disappointment for us," he said. "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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The Jets made several changes to their offense during the offseason, including signing wide receiver Eric Decker -- who led the AFC in receiving touchdowns in 2012 -- three-time Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson and quarterback Michael Vick, who is expected to back up Geno Smith.
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