Ryan aware of expectations, says it's time for Jets to deliver

The Canadian Press

4/21/2014 4:18:09 PM

NEW YORK -- Rex Ryan says it's "time to deliver" on expectations that he and New York Jets fans have for the team.

The Jets players gathered Monday at the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J., for the first set of voluntary workouts. While the coach, once known for his Super Bowl guarantees, wouldn't detail exactly what his expectations are for this season, Ryan adds that he believes the Jets are an "ascending team."

With high-profile free agent signings Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker, the Jets have made some significant improvements to the team that finished 8-8 last season.

Second-year quarterback Geno Smith reiterated that he still believes he'll be the starter, despite the presence of Vick. The Jets signed Vick to provide strong competition for Smith this summer.