Super Bowl?! Super Bowl?!
According to ex-Jet Damien Woody, the Super Bowl should be the last thing on his former team’s mind.
“Let's not talk about Super Bowl anymore,” Woody, now an ESPN analyst, said Friday on ESPN 1050’s “The Michael Kay Show.” “Let's just take it one game at a time. If I had one message, just take it one game at a time. Like putting one foot in front of the other. Let's put one foot in front of the other, get some wins together and then, once the playoffs come around, then you can start talking Super Bowl. But right now, let's not put the cart before the horse.”
Woody’s former coach, Rex Ryan, has continually guaranteed that the Jets are going to win the Super Bowl. But the Jets came up a game shy of playing for the title the last two seasons, and have sputtered out to a 3-3 record through the first six weeks of the 2011 campaign.
Still, Woody has been impressed with his former coach’s championship or bust mentality.
“That’s high expectations and rightfully so, because you should be playing for a championship every year. And that’s the one thing I can say about Rex: he’s brought that mentality. He’s brought it to the fans,” Woody said. “The fans expect championship or bust every year, and they should expect that. And the team should expect that. The players in the locker room should expect that. Now it’s up to the players to go out there and get it done, because this is what you signed up for. You signed up to win a championship. The coach is talking, and it’s up to the players to back it up.”
Woody’s former teammate Kris Jenkins, made some highly critical comments of the Jets on Wednesday, calling their locker room “catty” and saying the reason why is because they cut all their leadership before the start of the season.
“I think what it really is is the team isn’t playing as well as they should be,” Woody said. “There’s always going to be change in the NFL, but the bottom line is they need to play better on gameday.”