Linebacker David Harris recently made some bold comments about what the football world should expect out of the New York Jets this upcoming season.
For years now, linebacker Davis Harris holds his annual charity golf event to help various foundations raise money to help those less fortunate. At the event, several coaches and players of the New York Jets attended to do their part in helping out for the cause.
It’s no secret that the Jets are entering a rebuilding year with expectations that are pretty low. Coming off a 5-11 season, it’s hard to imagine this franchise bouncing back into a playoff-contending team but this early on in rebuilding, Harris knows that things are indeed different this time around.
With a plethora of new, younger talent on the roster, the Jets are heading in the right direction. It might not bring immediate results but again, they for all we know could step up and play competitive football.
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In an article written by Rich Cimini for ESPN, Harris gave his thoughts on everyone seemingly writing off the Jets this upcoming season. Here is what he had to say:
“They can say what they want,” the respected linebacker said Monday at his charity golf outing. “We know we didn’t have the best year last year. We are a young team, but I think we’re going to surprise people.”
These bold comments by Harris should come as no surprise since he’s seen almost everything in his tenure with the Jets over the past decade. He’s seen the highs and lows of the franchise and if the leadership across the team can get everyone to buy into the greater picture, perhaps 2017 won’t be so bad after all for the Jets.
It won’t be easy but at the end of the day, Harris is embracing the right mentality heading into the regular season. If the Jets can rally together and progress consistently, Harris is absolutely right in that they might be capable of some nice surprises as early as Week 1.