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Humbled Jets Show Fresh Attitude

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The typically tough-talking Jets underwent a mini-makeover after a late-season meltdown kept them out of the playoffs for the first time in three years under Rex Ryan. Ryan’s admission that he never had the pulse of his 8-8 team that was derailed by locker room in-fighting and selfishness paved the way for a philosophical change throughout the organization.

New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who replaces Brian Schottenheimer, hopes to return the Jets to their ground-and-pound roots. The acquisition of lightning-rod quarterback Tim Tebow put Mark Sanchez, who was criticized by teammates for his erratic play and the...

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