Gang must rebound quickly in Denver

Short turnaround poses problems for Jets. Fortunately, they're accustomed to adversity

Updated: November 17, 2011, 3:10 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- In our best Col. Jessep voice, we offer this statement about the New York Jets:

They can't handle prosperity.

Maybe it's not in their DNA to lead, maybe they can't function under the weight of expectations. Regardless of the reason, the Jets are in that oh-so-familiar position, preparing to embark on the long road to the playoffs. It starts Thursday night in Tebow Town.

The Jets seem to embrace this role. You get the feeling they'd rather wait in line at ...

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