October 21, 2012; Foxboro, MA USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) tackles New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) after recovering a fumble during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Jets Players Confident They Can Still Make the Playoffs

It’s been widely discussed all week, the tough road that the Jets have to make a return to the playoffs in 2012. 6-2 in the final eight games is never easy, and it doesn’t begin easy with a trip to Seattle. But that hasn’t tapered the Jets confidence in themselves, as they talked about this week. First, here is Antonio Cromartie on the subject:

Definitely. I think the months of November and December, that’s when most teams are made anyway. I think the biggest thing for us is just to make sure that we take care of the things we need to take care of one week at a time. Just take it and understand that when we say one week at a time, we have to focus in on that one week and not try to look forward to anything else.

New safety Yeremiah Bell weighed in on the topic as well:

Yeah, we definitely have the resources to get back into this thing. We have the players, we have the coaching staff and we have the “want to.” The thing is going to be just us on Sundays just going out there and executing. Like I said, we can’t help teams get a shot here, get a shot there and kind of stretch the game a little bit. So we’re going to have to be a lot more disciplined in that area.

It is no surprise that the Jets are confident as we move into the second half. A team takes on the personality of its head coach, and Rex Ryan is nothing if not confident. Confidence is great, but as we talked about earlier this week, execution is quite another. The road starts on Sunday.

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