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Jets using character as means to bounce back in 2016

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Oct 30, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and New York Jets defensive back Antonio Allen (39) smile following an interception against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Jets won 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and New York Jets defensive back Antonio Allen (39) smile following an interception against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Jets won 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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As the New York Jets fight hard to bounce back this season, their overall character is finally being shown.

It’s not easy to come back after such a rough start to the regular season. The New York Jets were on the brink of having a disaster of a season until they snapped their four-game losing streak against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7. Last week, they almost fell into a trap game but rallied from an abysmal first half and ended up beating the Cleveland Browns.

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At the end of the day, the Jets are heading into yet another road game, except this one against a familiar foe. The Jets are set for an AFC East divisional matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Now, the Dolphins aren’t exactly the best team playing these days but again, the Jets aren’t exactly playing flawless football either.

If one thinks about it, the character of a team is what truly defines everyone that is a part of the franchise. It’s one of those traits that separates the pretenders from the contenders. While the Jets have a very long way to go when it comes to even thinking about making the NFL Playoffs, they’re at least headed in the right direction.

Winning fixes everything and well, the Jets have a very good shot at beating the Dolphins this week and adding another consecutive win. It won’t be easy but the team knows what they’re capable of and honestly, that second half last week against the Browns was proof of it.

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Even head coach Todd Bowles knows that character and confidence can be difference makers for the Jets from here on out. Here is what he had to say, courtesy of the Media Relations Department:

On what gives him confidence that the team can dig itself out of its rough start…

Just our character – our character and our leadership in the locker room. We’re working at it now. None of these wins are going to be easy. Believe me, every week is going to be a battle cry, but we were losing these games the first part of the season, so we came back and won two of them right now and we just have to keep building off of that.

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Overall, the Jets can turn this season around as long as they take things one week at a time. They shouldn’t worry about the complications of making the playoffs but focus on the here and now. True character and confident can be just enough to turn this team into a competitive one as everyone continues to believe in the person standing next to them.

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