Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans When a season is lost, some teams will take it easy their last few games — or the last 82, if it's the Philadelphia 76ers — in hopes of securing a better draft pick. But not this NFL cellar-dweller.
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Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans

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Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans

Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans

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When a season is lost, some teams will take it easy their last few games — or the last 82, if it's the Philadelphia 76ers — in hopes of securing a better draft pick. But not this NFL cellar-dweller.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. During a terrible season in 2011, Indianapolis Colts fans saw their chance. If they finished badly enough, they'd get top draft pick Andrew Luck. So fans chanted suck for luck. This year's New York Jets have their own big chance. The Jets are 2 and 11 with a shot to be the league's worst. But first they must play the Tennessee Titans, also 2 and 11. Despite that beckoning top draft pick, Jets coach Rex Ryan insists his team will play to win. It's MORNING EDITION.

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