They always say that if you have a strong offseason, a solid draft and go back to your successful roots as a team, you will find a winning direction. This is the case with the New York Jets.
So far, talk around town is that they are gearing up for something special come this upcoming season. For once, the Jets are actually doing things the right way. After learning from the Tim Tebow debacle a few years ago and realizing that a media frenzy isn’t the best way to be noticed, the Jets are taking a patient and efficient approach to the building the organization.
Let’s face it, the Jets needed to part ways with controversial players and build around young talent in order to succeed. So far, the Jets have parted ways with Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes and Kellen Winslow Jr. They have added better talent to fill the voids, and it’ll show almost immediately both on the field and off it. The only way to succeed is to have players who want a championship above anything else and actually have the talent to get it.
The key ingredient to having everything work is to have a great chemistry in the locker room. So far, several players has said that it has been a breath of fresh air compared to past seasons. Of course, one could say that it’s due to all the talent and new personalities in the locker room now. Guys like Michael Vick, Eric Decker, Chris Johnson and others from the 2014 NFL Draft are all buying into the belief that the Jets can actually be a championship contender once again.
A dedication to the ground-and-pound style that the Jets found much success with will finally open up everything else they need on offense. With true offensive threats to throw to, the Jets will have an electrifying offense where opposing teams have to worry about threats on the ground and in the air.
It seems like it was just yesterday that the Jets were enjoying back-to-back trips to the AFC Championship Game. All it takes is everyone to be on the same page for things to really take off. With a very much improved and revamped offense, the Jets could very well take the AFC East by storm.
Remember, head coach Rex Ryan is a defensive mastermind and for years, many analysts proclaimed the Jets would never be taken seriously if they didn’t upgrade the offense. For the first time, the Jets now have an offense to match the defense. The sky’s the limit for the Jets. All they have to do now is to execute when it matters most.