Rex Ryan has defied the odds and delivered an unexpected rebound season — as the Jets stand at 5-4.
Gang Green gets a chance to regroup and get healthy as the team prepares for a run at a playoff berth.
“We embrace the challenges, this team,” tight end Konrad Reuland said. “We truly believe we can beat any team we line up against.”
The Jets graduated Sunday. They beat a good Saints team, led by a good quarterback in Drew Brees, 26-20, through timely offense and fantastic defense.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had no problem picking apart the Jets vaunted defense as he threw for five touchdowns on Sunday.
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.
Cromartie refused to sugarcoat things. The Jets cornerback expects a lot more from himself, and that’s why he thinks he deserves no more than a mediocre grade for his performance so far.
The loss could have been a costly one for New York, which saw running backs Bilal Powell (shoulder) and Mike Goodson (left knee), wide receiver Clyde Gates (shoulder) and cornerback Kyle Wilson (head) all leave with injuries.
Denver over Jacksonville may have been the clear-cut choice of many knockout pool players, but count me as one Jets fan who could see Sunday’s exasperating 19-6 home loss to Pittsburgh coming from a mile away.
Rex Ryan feels the Jets must strive for consistency. “We’re striving for consistency and we’re not quite there. We have to get there in a hurry,” Ryan said.
The Jets are boosted ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the Steelers as cornerback Antonio Cromartie is active.
Though an MRI evidently did not reveal significant injury, and no specific diagnoses were made public, Cromartie is clearly not up to speed.
The Jets might be without Pro Bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie Sunday against Pittsburgh — and perhaps longer.
Running back Chris Ivory and rookie cornerback Dee Milliner will not play in the team’s game at Tennessee on Sunday because of injured hamstrings.
The New York Jets’ outside linebacker will make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, a month after having surgery on his fractured right ankle. Coples was listed as probable on the team’s injury report Friday.