Playoffs? Definitely, according to Cro

Antonio Cromartie, dusting off a page from Rex Ryan's old book on bravado, predicted Thursday the slumping Jets will turn around their season and reach the postseason.

"The Jets will make the playoffs this year," Cromartie told NFL Network's "NFL AM" show. "We believe in each other, we believe in what coach Ryan and his staff is putting us to schemes and stuff, so we definitely are going to make the playoffs this year."

Cromartie, one of the few bright spots on the team, has accepted more of a leadership role in the wake of Darrelle Revis' season-ending injury. This remark certainly should create a buzz Thursday in Florham Park, where the Jets continue preparations for Sunday's critical game against the Seahawks.

On Monday, Ryan took the opposite approach, telling reporters, "We’re not even close. We’re not sniffing the playoffs, we’re not sniffing anything right now."

Cromartie apparently didn't get that memo.