Question mark still over who will be starting quarterback this year…
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan believes that opposing teams will not want to play his side in the upcoming campaign after they strengthened the roster in the off-season.
While Ryan has historically had a tough defense to contend with, it is the moves that they have made to strengthen the offensive unit in recent months which has the Jets coach excited about the new season ahead.
Geno Smith will be “hard to beat out” according to Ryan, and that’s despite the addition of Michael Vick to the roster with the veteran quarterback expected to help his rival’s development.
However, it is expected that he will try to use training camp as evidence that he is the better signal-caller, and with the Jets failing to officially announce who their starting quarterback will be later this year, the support is growing for Vick to make the role his own.
Nevertheless, now entering his sixth season as the Jets coach, Ryan avoids making predictions and guarantees of making the Super Bowl as he believes that it puts too much pressure on his team.
However, he is undoubtedly confident about their chances this year and he acknowledges that like every other team in the NFL, his goal is to make a playoff run and aim for the Super Bowl as the ultimate objective.
“I’ll be honest with you: I’m not so sure there will be too many people that want to play us,” Ryan said Thursday on WFAN-AM. “And that’s the truth.”
“Of course. Absolutely,” he added when asked for an opinion on whether or not the Jets can target a championship. “I know what our goal is and I believe we can reach it.”