Jets' vets tell youngsters to seize playoff chance

Last Updated: 7:31 AM, January 2, 2010
Posted: 3:39 AM, January 2, 2010

Safety Jim Leonhard, who is in his first season with the Jets, made the playoffs for the first time in his career last season with the Ravens, with rookie quarterback Joe Flacco playing.

"If you've been in the league for awhile you realize just because you make it one year you're not guaranteed to get back," Leonhard said. "The young guys don't quite understand that. They come from college, where the majority of guys are going to a bowl game every year and they take for granted that postseason.

"Once you've been around this league, you realize how hard it is to get in, and you definitely don't want to miss an opportunity with a team as talented as we are. We need this win more than anything or this year is a disappointment."

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