Chad Ochocinco isn't the only receiver in this game laying down smack talk. Braylon Edwards promised a win to the media yesterday.
"We won’t lose this game," Edwards boldly declared, standing in front of his locker.
"We want it too bad. I don’t think we can lose this game knowing the way our mindset is. Guys aren’t talking about New Year’s Eve. Guys aren’t talking about family. All guys are talking about is the playoffs. All guys are talking about is beating Cincinnati.
"Were all dialed in. We’re all focused on this week. We know all we have to do is win and we’re in. Guys are very, very serious and are approaching this as a Super Bowl."
Given all the talking the Jets have done since training camp, I can't think of a more fitting way of dealing with the media to end the regular season. I understand why it has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way this year. It doesn't really make a huge difference to me. I know I got on Chad Ochocinco for calling out Darrelle Revis earlier this week, but that was mainly because I thought it was dumb to call out a guy playing that well this year. If he backs it up and has a big game against Revis, good for him.
We've seen quiet Jets teams in the past. They haven't won anything. Maybe things will be different now with a different approach. And let's be honest. This is pretty tame stuff. It's more a declaration of confidence in his teammates than it is disrespectful of the Bengals.