Jamal Adams Says Jets Are ‘Not That Far Away’

Gang Green 5-2 In Last Seven Games

Brandon Contes
December 23, 2019 - 7:42 pm

At 1-7, it was tough to draw a roadmap that led to a feeling of promise for the Jets heading into 2020.

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Gang Green’s fanbase hasn’t seen a meaningful game in Week 17 of the season since the Buffalo Bills spoiled their playoff hopes in 2015. But after winning five of their last seven games this year, the' Jets best player says the team “is not that far away.”

Star safety Jamal Adams never hesitates to exude confidence and after Gang Green’s 16-10 victory of the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday, he wanted everyone to believe the team is getting close.

“It might seem like it is," Adams said about whether or not the team is far away from the playoffs, "but we have to put our head down and keep grinding."

The Jets have battled back from an awful eight games to start the season to at least look respectable during the second half of the year.

Questions remain for Gang Green with new GM Joe Douglas yet to have a full offseason in the Jets front office. The team’s cornerbacks have struggled, the defense lacks an ability to consistently pressure the opposing quarterback, while the offensive line has failed to protect their own signal caller.

Sam Darnold runs against the Raiders on Nov. 24, 2019, at MetLife Stadium.
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With 12 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the last seven games, Sam Darnold has shown promise in his second year, but head-scratching inconsistencies make fans hesitate to declare him their franchise quarterback.

Dynamic wide receiver Robby Anderson is a free agent and their highest paid offensive player, Le’Veon Bell, has not meshed with the head coach.

The Jets play the Bills in Buffalo to close out their season Sunday. If fans don’t believe Adams’ words that the team “is not that far away," maybe a strong showing on the field will help convince them.