Jets know statement vs. Packers ‘would put the league on notice’

The Jets consider. 

A walk round their locker room and a few conversations with their avid gamers and that trust is plain. There’s a way they concern not anything, that they really feel as though they’re going to take this season deeper than a Jets season has been taken lately. 

The Jets are 3-2, above .500 for the first time since 2017. 

Of route that and about $50 gets you a parking spot in anyone’s yard adjoining to Lambeau Field in Green Bay for the Jets-Packers recreation this Sunday. 

There’s a protracted strategy to cross. “Marathon, now not a dash,’’ as Bill Parcells used to be fond of claiming. 

But, oh, what a win over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would do for those upstart Jets. 

“It would put the league on understand,’’ linebacker Quincy Williams instructed The Post on Friday. “Confidence would cross up. We’ve been speaking all yr about now not being the usual Jets, so it will be a statement recreation for us.’’ 

Running again Michael Carter, most effective in his 2d season, however a level-headed, emotional chief, to begin with instructed The Post: “It’ll make us 4-2.’’ 

Then he added: “Our self belief is already up and it’s going to be unwavering all the way through the season. If we cross up there and win, out of doors this locker room it will be a larger deal.’’

Michael Carter
Michael Carter
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Defensive take on Sheldon Rankins, certainly one of the sages in the Jets’ locker room, agreed with Carter. 

“For us, a win up there would do nothing but confirm what we believe,” he instructed The Post. “But a win would without a doubt usher in the ones outsiders, the those who didn’t consider we will be able to win all these video games. It would validate issues for outsiders.’’ 

Rankins likes what he sees round him within the locker room. 

“I believe a win [in Green Bay] will proceed to substantiate what everybody in right here believes,’’ he mentioned. “I’m a large believer in now not over-blowing one recreation. It’s essential for us to remember that going on the highway and getting a win in opposition to a crew like Green Bay does so much for us, but it surely shouldn’t alternate the approach we already consider in ourselves and what we will be able to be. 

“A win up there does not anything however ascertain what all of us consider we will be able to succeed in. If we cross up there and get a win, that’ll proceed to construct on that.’’ 

The specter of taking part in at Lambeau Field, which can be a primary for plenty of of the younger Jets, provides to the juice of this recreation, as does going through Rodgers. 

“If you observe soccer in any respect, you recognize the lore of a lace like Lambeau Field and all the nice avid gamers that experience performed there,’’ Rankins mentioned. “But when the ball is kicked off, we’re taking part in soccer whether or not it’s a carpark, Lambeau Field or a convention box. 

“There is a few lore hooked up to it, however regardless of the place we’re taking part in soccer our function is to win any other recreation. 

A Jets win would equivalent their 2021 victory overall in an insignificant six video games. 

“We have a possibility to in point of fact make a statement,’’ linebacker C.J. Mosley mentioned. “Going into Lambeau Field … we’re at some extent presently the place we’re competing to win video games and beat giant groups at their position. Now, it’s all about proudly owning that second, as a result of we’ve earned it. 

Sheldon Rankins
Sheldon Rankins
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“Now, we’ve were given to execute and stay it construction.’’ 

Safety Will Parks mentioned he believes “each and every recreation is a statement recreation — particularly on this group the approach it’s been going earlier than this yr. 

“Obviously, Green Bay has been in the playoffs annually [11 of the past 13 year] and is all the time combating for the No. 1 seed in the NFC. But that is as regards to us and what we will be able to keep watch over, what we will be able to do to set ourselves up in a tricky position to play in opposition to an ideal quarterback. 

“I believe a win there would go beyond this group to the subsequent point the place we need to cross. Going in there and getting a ‘W’ in Green Bay at Lambeau can be certainly one of the maximum historical moments in Jets historical past.’’

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