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Coffee with the Jets: A look at their slim playoff chances

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 03: Chad Hansen #16 of the New York Jets celebrates after teammate Jermaine Kearse #10 made a one handed catch for the first down against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 03, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Jets defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 03: Chad Hansen #16 of the New York Jets celebrates after teammate Jermaine Kearse #10 made a one handed catch for the first down against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 03, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Jets defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, here’s a look at their slim chances to make the NFL Playoffs, how Muhammad Wilkerson continues to mess up, and Robby Anderson sounds off against critics.

The New York Jets continue to overachieve as things haven’t been so great this season but they are heading in the right direction. This team has fight written all over it and best of all, they play for each other as it clearly shows.

Coming off a big win this past Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs, emotions are high that this team can indeed run the table and continue surprising the football world. Again, this team is far from perfect but believe it or not, they still have a shot at making the NFL Playoffs.

It won’t be easy but as always when it comes to professional football, it’s best to take things one week at a time. In this edition of Coffee with the Jets, here are some of the top articles on Gang Green from top sources on the internet. Make sure to read this while enjoying a cup of iced coffee as it’s great reading material.

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Jets’ playoff hopes alive, but barely by theJetsBlog (SNY)

If the Jets beat the Broncos in Week 14 and the Saints in Week 15, they can move into position for the final Wild Card spot if the Bills, Raiders, Chiefs, Ravens, Chargers, and Dolphins all lose their next two games, as explained by Calvin Watkins of Newsday…

Yes, Jets Nation, there is still a chance the Jets can make it but a lot of other factors have to happen for it to come to fruition. Personally, this team isn’t a playoff-caliber one but when you’re in the NFL Playoffs, anything can truly happen. Should the Jets, by some miracle make the postseason, it would be such a reward for players, coaches, and fans for continuing to be loyal to this team. Loyalty is everything as the players feed off of it every single time they play at home or on the road and see people supporting their efforts.

Muhammad Wilkerson on his way to blowing a great thing by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

With Wilkerson, it’s not just the lack of production, it’s the disciplinary issues. We’re not talking about criminal stuff, but his chronic tardiness is troubling, especially this year because he’s been trying to take a leadership role on the young defense. Leaders don’t show up late for meetings. It’s a poor example for the many rookies on the team.

Leaders exemplify what it takes to strive for excellence both on and off the field. For Wilkerson to continue his issues of being late to mandatory team meetings for three straight years now, puts the writing on the wall. For a player that received a massive contract extension not too long ago, he needs to be better than that. His play on the field has tremendously declined as the Jets will more than likely cut ties with him this offseason due to that and again, his inability to show up to meetings on time to the point where head coach Todd Bowles had to once again suspend him for a quarter of football during the regular season. It’s embarrassing, to say the least, especially since the locker room is full of young players that need veteran leaders to help guide them on their respective journeys. As of now, things aren’t looking good for Wilkerson being kept beyond this season.

Robby Anderson has no time for critics who doubted Jets’ wideouts by Connor Hughes (NJ.com)

“We are proving a lot of critics wrong,” the 24-year-old said. “Now they’ll say they are they are for us, they believe in us. But we all know that’s not the case.”

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Anderson has a huge point as it’s easy to see how all the critics and naysayers at the start of the regular season undoubtedly gave him and others on the team extra motivation to silence them. They all did a great job at not letting outside noise and distractions stop them from the task at hand as no matter what anyone says, this season will be chalked up as a successful one. Lots of players are developing well and have a lot of promise to be cornerstones for the future worth building around. The Jets will one day have all the pieces ready to make some serious noise as it’s only a matter of time thanks to the mindset of Anderson and everyone around him.

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