As the New York Jets gathered last week for the start of their first offseason workout, Rex Ryan delivered a typically bold statement about his expectations for the season. Namely, no matter the three consecutive non-playoff seasons or the slew of questions about the roster, as far as he's concerned, nothing has changed.
"To me, it's time to deliver," Ryan said on a conference call with reporters. "We need to deliver."
The Jets may have to do it quickly.
The NFL released the 2014 schedule Wednesday and there is no string of early season games more intriguing than the one facing Ryan's club.
Coming off an 8-8 season, owner Woody Johnson bet Ryan could turn things around in the coach's sixth year with the franchise. He'll do it with uncertainty ranging from quarterback to cornerback and now the need to show improvement almost immediately.
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