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Rex Ryan: 'The Best Is Yet To Come'

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan continues to espouse optimism despite his team’s mediocre 6-5 record and the fact that the Jets would not be in the playoffs if they started today.

“I don’t think we’re playing our best yet. I think the best is yet to come. Obviously, we’re running out of weeks. We have to get it done right now. We recognize that. We’re not ducking from that at all,” Ryan said. “We’ve done a lot of positive things. It’s just we kind of lack consistency. On offense, defense and special teams, we’ve been probably as good as it gets in the league, then there have been moments where we’ve been really poor.”

Ryan continues to believe the Jets can be a dangerous playoff team — if they can get there.

“We have playoff experience and I think that helps us. Obviously, we have to get there. We put ourselves in a big hole, but I know this group, we’re going to do whatever we can to fight out of it and find our way in. We know we have to scrap like crazy to get there,” Ryan said. “We feel very confident that if we get in there, we know what the playoffs are all about and we’ll do some damage.”