Jets owner won't say season will be failure without playoffs

New York Jets NFL football team owner Woody Johnson speaks to reporters before a team practice in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Woody Johnson says the team's goal is to reach the playoffs every year, but declined to say that this season would be a failure without a postseason appearance.(AP Photo/Dennis Waszak)
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says the team's goal is to reach the playoffs every year, but declined to say that this season would be a failure without a postseason appearance.

Johnson, speaking to reporters Wednesday for the first time since early in the offseason, insisted that the Jets are trying to win every game. He added that it's ''not realistic'' to try to predict what will happen at the end of the season.

The Jets haven't reached the playoffs since the 2010 season, the longest postseason drought since Johnson took over the team in 2000. Johnson is optimistic about how the team looks heading into its regular-season opener against Cincinnati on Sunday.

With several key veterans, the Jets appear to be built for making a playoff run. Johnson says having older players could be a good thing for the team.

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