Following a brief meeting on the mound, Gibbo

FLORHAM PARK, N. Byung-Ho Park Jersey .J. -- Playoffs or bust? Not necessarily for the New York Jets.Owner Woody Johnson said Wednesday that the teams goal is, of course, to reach the postseason each year, but declined to say that this season would be a failure without a postseason appearance.Im not going to really look at it that way, Johnson said while speaking to reporters for the first time since early in the offseason.We try to win every game. We try to get into the playoffs every year. Thats our goal. In fact, to go further than that. You have to do it a game at a time. Im not going to play the whole season out in advance.The Jets havent reached the playoffs since the 2010 season, the longest postseason drought since Johnson took over the team in 2000.When asked if he would be disappointed if the team failed to get into the postseason for the sixth straight season, Johnson wouldnt bite.Im not disappointed for the whole season yet because we havent played it, he said, smiling. Im optimistic that were going to be a good team, a balanced team on all three phases.Despite that, Johnson refused to issue anything close to a win-now declaration, even though some Jets fans might prefer to hear something to that effect.I never said there wasnt any urgency, Johnson said. Were trying to win every game. Were not going to pre-play the season and tell you whats going to happen all season, because thats not realistic.Wide receiver Brandon Marshall agreed that theres no playoffs-or-bust mentality in the Jets locker room.Youve got to take it one game at a time, and the only thing I care about is winning every single game, Marshall said.When the clock hits zero, where are we going to stand? To get there, (from) what I understand about sports psychology and understanding how the mind works, youve got to take it one play at a time, one game at a time, and see what happens. I will say that our expectations and our goals are extremely high.With several key veterans, including a number of them 30 or older, including Marshall, the Jets certainly appear to be built for making a playoff run.Well, youve got an owner thats up there, too, said the 69-year-old Johnson. Weve got the veterans to help the younger guys, so that can be a very big positive. Older is not necessarily a bad thing. It could be a good thing.Johnson was vocal during the offseason about being in favor of resigning quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is 33 and coming off a career season in which he set a franchise record with 31 touchdown passes.After a long contract stalemate, the owner jumped for joy when the Jets and Fitzpatrick agreed to a deal the night before training camp began.While Todd Bowles defense is expected to be solid again, the overall success of the Jets -- and their playoff hopes -- could hinge on Fitzpatricks right arm.He knows whats at stake, Johnson said of Fitzpatrick. Hes a Harvard guy. So, he knows how important this year is for him, and every year is important for us.After practice, Fitzpatrick was told of Johnsons comments -- and agreed with the owner.I mean, Im a starting quarterback in the NFL, Fitzpatrick said. So I think its every year that you can say that, its an important year for you because Ive got 52 other guys and a whole lot of coaches that are really counting on me to go out there and do the job. So, I dont know exactly what he means by that, but thats how I feel.Ive got a lot of people counting on me to go out there and perform.---AP NFL website: and Justin Morneau Jersey .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. Bert Blyleven Jersey . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Toronto?closer Roberto Osuna cited a sore shoulder for his removal in the top of the 10th inning from the Blue Jays 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Tuesday nights American League wild-card game.The doctor told me that I was going to be fine. I just need a couple of days, Osuna said. Ive been pitching a lot lately. They think its just fatigue from the last couple of weeks.Osuna retired all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth and then came back out for the 10th with the score tied at 2. He retired Chris Davis to start the inning, but after the at-bat, Toronto manager John Gibbons and trrainer George Poulis ran onto the field. Phil Hughes Jersey. Following a brief meeting on the mound, Gibbons removed Osuna from the game and brought in left-hander Francisco Liriano out of the bullpen, who recorded the final five outs of the game.Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning to give the Blue Jays the win and send them to the AL Division Series, in which they will face the Texas Rangers?starting Thursday.The Associated Press contributed to this report. NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' 'b
on April 17 at 03:50 PM

Comments (0)

No login