Jets motivated by criticism and doubt ahead of 2020 season

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Jets motivated by criticism and doubt ahead of 2020 season

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas says the team sees ever I that's being said about them and they are absolutely motivated to ha a great 2020 season and prove all the doubters wrong. Last season, the Jets missed out on the playoffs after finishing the season with seven wins and nine losses.

"Our guys don't live in a bubble. We see the things that are said, we see the things that are written," Douglas said Monday in a Zoom call with reporters, per ESPN. "It angers a lot of people." This offseason, the Jets lost the biggest star on their name -- two-time Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams.

Adams, who is considered as the best safety in the NFL, talked his way out of New York and ended up with the Seattle Seahawks. "Obviously, there were good players that were on this team last year that aren't playing this year," Douglas said.

"But just going through this camp, I can tell you there are some guys on this team that may not be household names, but they are good football players. Their mission is to go out and become a household name." "No one is saying this is the Hogs or anything crazy but this is a group you see getting better every day."

Douglas claims the Jets have a vision

The Jets have drafted some promising names this offseason and they hope those players will fulfill their potential. "We have a vision, we have a game plan on what we're trying to accomplish," Douglas said.

"We want to have the flexibility so when the right player presents itself, the right opportunity, we are going to be aggressive. It may seem like we're not doing that right now, but we do have a vision." The Jets will need their starting quarterback Sam Darnold to perform at a high level if they want to have a shot at winning games this season.

Earlier this offseason, Darnold spoke about how he wanted to be more consistent this season. "For me, it is bing as consistent as possible, taking it one day and one game at a time,” Darnold said. “With meetings, it’s just about focusing in on what we are talking about that day and not looking any further than that.

Now, I think it’s safe to say that we have a lot of potential, but there is a lot of work to put in still, and we’re going to put in that work”.