Babin, Cumberland now at camp

Jeff Cumberland and Jason Babin have reported to camp, and now all the Jets players are in Cortland.

Babin signed his two-year contract with the Jets on Thursday. He will wear No. 58 with New York.

Cumberland was excused from the first few days of camp for personal reasons, as he was attending his uncle’s funeral on Wednesday.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Babin came into drills smoothly today and we’ll keep an eye on him this weekend.  Cumberland looked good on the field today and caught a few passes cleanly and ran well with the ball, he’ll catch up quickly after his absence.

Daily News Live: DeMario Davis

DeMario Davis joins Daily News Live to discuss Jets training camp and his team’s expectations for the 2014 season.

USATSI_7999245_110579513_lowres

Jets already targeting Patriots

Rex Ryan already has his sights set on beating the New England Patriots, saying he’s always “dreamed of coaching” a team like his 2014 squad (Post, July 24).

“When you look at New England, New England’s won this division 10 out of the last 11 years, and quite honestly, [Tom] Brady wasn’t the quarterback the year they never won it [Matt Cassel, 2008],” Ryan said of his goal to topple the Pats. “So we know who the team to beat is, and no offense to Miami or Buffalo, but the team to beat is New England. We always try to line up to beat the best, and we know certainly in our division, historically over the last 10 years, that’s been New England.”

Ryan already feels they’re ahead of the game from last season after just one look.

“We’re a zillion miles ahead of where we were at this time last year,” Ryan said. “We’re further along with this team than I have been with any other team.”

But he’s not so quick to give this squad the honors of being better than the 2010 team that knocked the Patriots 28-21 to get to the AFC Championship Game – at least not yet.

“I’m not saying it was better than that team,” Ryan said. “I’m not saying that yet. The proof will be in the pudding. What I’m saying is further along, will we be better than that team? Man, I’d love for that to happen.”

Still, after three years out of the playoffs, Zach Sudfeld says Ryan remains realistic about his expectations for the team.

To read more of this story, click here