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USA Today Previews the Jets

The USA Today previewed the Jets and had some juicy quotes inside.

First is coach Rex Ryan talking about the team’s chances.

“We’re loaded as a football team,” Ryan said. “This team has no excuses. Our team knows it; we’re chasing a Super Bowl.”

What else could you expect to hear from Ryan and in the case he’s not exaggerating. I can’t remember a Jets team as talented as this and they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

Next up was Mark Sanchez, first speaking about the talent the team added in the offseason.

“I love it, absolutely love it,” second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez said. “We have so many weapons. So much experience and, for me as a young player that’s growing up as the leader of this team, I’m taking it all in from these guys. Asking L.T. what other quarterbacks he’s played with have been like; asking Jason Taylor for tips, if I’m tipping off my snap count.

He’s in a great situation for a second year quarterback. He has plenty of weapons around him to help him out and can learn from all the experienced veterans on the team. Though, talk is cheap and it means nothing unless Sanchez can out up good numbers.

Sanchez went on to comment on of the issues the media has with the Jets, their chemistry.

“Now you have that feedback from different players, different ballclubs. It’s been great. And chemistry issues, I don’t think we’ll have those. With Rex, he’s a great equalizer. We’ll be fine.”

I have to agree with Sanchez here. The chemistry concerns have been way overblown from the start. Everyone knows winning cures all, so as long as the team is winning there will be no problems. Also, Sanchez makes a great point about Rex. The players absolutely love him and would do anything for him.

Finally, there is Ryan again, who first talks about Sanchez’s offseason.

“No player that I’ve ever been around worked as hard as Sanchez did in the offseason — no player,” Ryan said. “From a classroom standpoint, it’s just incredible the strides he made.

Again, Sanchez is doing and saying all the right things, but it all comes down to how he performs when the games count for real.

And Ryan also comments on how the Jets play calling for the upcoming season.

“We’ll be a little more balanced than we’ve been in the past. But make no mistake, we do want to have an all-weather offense,” said Ryan, who anticipates a vertical element that can strike more quickly.

Don’t expect the Jets to lead the league in carries again, but I don’t think it will be an even 50-50 split either.

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One Response to “USA Today Previews the Jets”

  1. Hey, I added your blog to my blog roll and was wondering if you could do the same: “Jets Twit” –

    Keep up the good work! Thanks-Erik

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