The New York Jets have won five games this season and have been competitive from the start. Linebacker Demario Davis recently spoke about the character of the locker room and it’s everything you’d expect from a young and overachieving team.
Despite the New York Jets only winning five games so far this season, they have overachieved compared to the low expectations that were given to them before the football year even began. Many thought they would be the worst team in the NFL that would go winless and sputter completely out of control due to a tough schedule and inexperienced roster.
Needless to say, the Jets silenced their critics by not only winning a handful of games but by playing competitive football. They played with purpose and above all else, respected the process laid out by head coach Todd Bowles months ago. It’s all about playing for the team and doing whatever it takes to win football games.
The Jets aren’t a perfect team as they had a few distractions this season due to disciplining players for tardiness and other team violations but compared to the other pro football team in New York, the difference is night and day when it comes to the overall character and culture in the locker room.
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Even linebacker Demario Davis knows a great thing when he sees it. Recently this week, he spoke about the character of the locker room to the media, here is what he said courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:
On the character of the locker room…When you talk about the character in this room, there is not another group that I would rather play with. The guys in this room always respond to adversity well – just been resilient all year. As far as the character goes, it’s probably one of the best locker rooms I’ve been in. We just have to find a way to execute better and make those plays go our way, but as far as the character, it’s a good group.
In the grand scheme of things, this is what rebuilding is all about. You help each other out and stick to the process. It’s no secret the Jets have a problem finishing games due to execution but no one has thrown anyone under the bus or pointed fingers. They all win together and lose together as this is a refreshing change compared to how things were last season. Clearly, the Jets are on their way towards building something special over the next few years with the right players that understand the true task at hand.