From the Newark Star-Ledger:
What will be the biggest difference between the 2012 Jets and the 2011 Jets?
Not a sense of entitlement. Understanding how hard it is in this game, and how blessed we were to be where we were (in back-to-back AFC Championship Games). And how hungry we are to get back there, and be able to prove the doubters wrong. They have an opinion of us, and sometimes perception is reality. But it doesn’t make the perception the truth.
The New York Jets overachieved in 2009 and 2010 on their way to back to back appearances in the AFC Title Game. They took a huge step backwards in 2011, suffering through a season of ineffective and uneven play on both sides of the ball, coupled with locker room turmoil. They’ll once again be underneath the microscope this season as Mark Sanchez tries to fend off Tim Tebow from taking over the starting quarterback position. The Jets have their work cut out for them as they try to right their ship in 2012.