At 1-3, the Jets aren’t where they envisioned themselves being at this point in the season, even as they caution the year just started.
It isn’t panic mode yet, but they aren’t doing themselves any favors with the way they are losing.
“I think it’s still early,” guard Willie Colon said. “We have a lot to change. We’ve got to find it in ourselves to get out of [this]. The worst thing we can do is divide and point the finger. We’ve just got to look at the tape and find a way to get out of it. Whatever the answer is, we’ve got to find it.”
The answer Colon alluded to could be as simple as eliminating self-inflicted wounds. Quarterback Geno Smith had two turnovers and the team had six penalties.
“There’s no doubt we’re in a hole. It doesn’t get any easier. We just have to keep working and digging and find ways to get out. It’s all of our focus on one opponent. After we look at the film, we take the corrections and move on,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “I always feel that if you don’t make the corrections, then it will happen to you again, and not to be a surprise when it does. You go back and correct it. Then you move on.”
Jets notes …
»Wide receiver David Nelson left in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. He told Metro after the game the ankle is swollen and he’s uncertain as to the injury. Nelson hobbled around the locker room after the game with a noticeable limp.
»Nose tackle Damon Harrison left the game briefly in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be an injury to his lower right leg. He left the game on his own feet and returned on the next drive. He told Metro the injury was “nothing” and that he’s feeling fine.
»The Jets sacked the opposing quarterback four times for the third straight game. The Jets last accomplished the feat in 1985.
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