“Right now, we’re not practicing like a championship football team. I don’t see a lot of guys putting a lot of effort into film study.”
Raise your hand if you think you can make any sense of this. I’m not sure if the Jets’ defense is good, misunderstood, falsely accused or just one big enigma.
“(We want) to go out and shock the world. We got a point to prove, and that’s (that) we’re tough to deal with when we’re playing at our best. And that’s what we gotta do, play our best.”
Despite beating the Raiders by 10 points last season, the Jets said they came away from the game feeling like they only completed half of their mission. That’s because Oakland ran all over their stout and prideful defense.
Rex Ryan, Eric Decker, Geno Smith and more joined Boomer & Carton on Wednesday morning from Jets camp. You can find all the audio from the action-packed show right here.
The linebacker has a gaze that’s deadly serious — whether he’s talking about football or life. He speaks with a purpose while looking straight at you, the dark brown around his pupils both piercing and intimidating.
Rex Ryan’s job could be in jeopardy if the Jets fail to make the playoffs for the fourth straight year. But he doesn’t think that’ll be an issue. Neither do his players.
Rex Ryan often gets singled out for what is perceived as an over-the-top cockiness. DeMario Davis simply calls what his coach has confidence — and says it’s something the Jets have to a man.
“We embrace the challenges, this team,” tight end Konrad Reuland said. “We truly believe we can beat any team we line up against.”
If the defense can continue to give a solid account of itself, the team will have a chance to improve and Ryan may just put a crimp in Idzik’s offseason plans to hire a new head coach.
The Jets have had some incredible moments through seven weeks of the season, but they remain a work in progress. Nobody knows this more than defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and linebacker DeMario Davis.
When Ryan’s defense stops opponents on a weekly basis, we take it for granted and point to the aspects of coaching that he doesn’t excel at.
Sure, the Jets have a handful of new faces. And, yes, there are a couple of injuries to deal with. But none of that is keeping Ryan from issuing a bold prediction: The Jets will rank among the top five defenses in the NFL this season.
The 27-year-old Lansanah signed with the Jets and is back in the NFL for the first time since the 2009 season.
DeMario Davis has his beliefs as a Christian, and he has his beliefs about respecting others. For the Jets linebacker, the latter trumps all.