FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Now that the Cubs have pulled off the improbable, isn’t it time to wonder when the Jets will do the same? They haven’t won a Super Bowl since Jan. 12, 1969, and fans are beyond restless.
“It would be awesome,” said Darrelle Revis, a 2007 Jets draft pick who won a title with the Patriots in 2014. “It’ll be a long time coming for that win — winning the big one. It will make a lot of people happy.”
How happy would Jets Nation be? “Ecstatic,” he said, smiling. “Party for the rest of their lives. If it does happen, hopefully I can experience that as well here. It’d be an awesome feeling.”
Said coach Todd Bowles: “You think about it, not from watching the Cubs and the Indians, but you think about trying to win one. But it’s a process. You deal with it when it gets to that point, but you don’t dream every day. You want to win a Super Bowl. That’s our goal, that’s why we’re all here. When you see longtime Jets fans that go way back, that were in the stadium when they were in Flushing and everything else, they bring it up.”
Shades of ’12 for Spiller?
C.J. Spiller’s production has been on the decline, but his self-esteem remains sky-high. “I know I’m a great player. I know I can play in this league,” said Spiller, who was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012, after his first day of practice with the Jets. “My confidence is not down. I’m excited about the opportunity that I have here.’’ It’s unclear if he will suit up Sunday.
“Chances are real slim” for rookie linebacker Darron Lee (ankle) to play, Bowles said. The same goes for Nick Mangold (ankle). Others who didn’t practice: Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle), Bruce Carter (quadriceps), Brent Qvale (neck), Ryan Clady (shoulder) and Kellen Davis (elbow) . . . Buster Skrine (knee) and Breno Giacomini (shoulder) were limited . . . Geno Smith (ACL) is scheduled for surgery next week.