The ninth installment of the 32-team series for Yahoo! SportsAfter a pair of near-misses when it came to reaching the Super Bowl, the New York Jets took a step backwards in 2011. In a season of ups and downs, Rex Ryan's club started 2-0 but when it was all said and done it would end with a three-game losing streak to finish 8-8.Last season, the slide continued. After splitting their first six contests, Ryan's team dropped seven of its final 10 games to finish 6-10.But onto 2013 and hope eternal for a team that did its share of housecleaning this offseason. Here we will take a look at five players who could be critical to the team's success this upcoming season. While in some cases the obvious will be stated, in other instances the focus will be on a newcomer to the team or a performer looking to rebound from a disappointing year. So here are five players to keep an eye on this season when it comes to the New York Jets: