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Geno Smith

Maccagnan Optimistic In 'State Of The Jets' Talk

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Mike Maccagnan understands the expectations of New York Jets fans.

After a big offseason of roster moves that followed a fourth straight year out of the postseason, hopes were high for the new general manager heading into a season of promise.

Playoffs or bust? Well, not quite.

"I don't really view it as trying to set a benchmark, like we have to be here, we have to be (somewhere) at some point in time," Maccagnan said Wednesday, adding that the team entered the season focused on competing. "But I wouldn't necessarily say that the playoffs are not our benchmark."

The Jets got off to a 4-1 start and were among the...