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New York Jets will make it to the 2014 NFL Playoffs that will of course to place in 2015, but I digress.

That's at least the opinion of this writer, and here's the argument for the Gang Green returning to the promised land of the post-season after three barren seasons.

Head coach Rex Ryan guided his team to the AFC Championship Game in his first two seasons as the boss of the Jets in both the 2009 and 2010 NFL campaigns. 

It seemed that the Jets were on an upward curve, but three barren seasons have followed and seen the Jets fail to secure a playoff spot in three years, whilst not having a winning season in that time.

Off-season acquisitions good for the Jets

But the 2014 NFL season is set to be very different for the Jets. Even though Geno Smith performed poorly at times during his rookie season last campaign, there were some signs of progression in his play. 

And it will definitely be a make or break year for him this time around, with plenty more options on the offense side of the ball meaning that an improvement in his play is a must. 

Wide-receiver Eric Decker and running-back Chris Johnson were brought in during free agency, and tight-end Jace Amaro was picked up in the 2014 NFL Draft. 

These additions mean that Smith will have no excuse, and this writer believes that Geno will prosper with an array of potent weapons to use and lead his side to the post-season. 

Decker has a great talent for getting in the endzone and had been consistently good for Denver Broncos over the last couple of seasons with 24 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons

Geno Smith will improve with more weapons

Geno Smith will benefit from having an array of weapons on offer as he aims to improve after a poor first season overall. 

Big wins against the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints were somewhat overshadowed by the 21 interceptions he threw

Chris Johnson will help Smith in that depart by giving him more check down options in the short passing game. His pace will allow Geno to spread the defense more, with the Jets QB likely to have more safe options available to allow him to avoid making the crazy throws of 2013. 

Chris Johnson signs with the Jets
Eric Decker on the move to the New York Jets

Calvin Pryor will dominate in his rookie season 

Calvin Pryor was the Jets first round draft pick plucked out Louisville after three excellent seasons in college football. 

The safety showed signs of his capabilities during those three years and he could well be a danger for the Jets to utilize right away. 

He offers another example of why the Jets will make the playoffs in 2014. At the end of day, Gang Green managed to win eight games in 2013 despite all their failings. With those issues sured up, the Jets should sneak into the post-season. 

Watch the video below for an example of the Pryor's prowess. 

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