EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - DECEMBER 12: Head coach of the New York Jets Rex Ryan looks on from the sideline against the Miami Dolphins at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Per Jenny Vrentas, via Twitter:
Rex said he does not anticipate any lineup changes for Mon night game vs. Miami. Calls it a "critical game." #nyj
He's absolutely right. It is a critical game. There were two stretches of three losses in a row two years ago, and we still made the playoffs. It really isn't time to panic, despite what some will have you believe. We clearly have the talent and at certain points it's all shined through. Now it just needs to come together and click. There are many other teams that either don't have the talent or haven't shown any promise. Those are the teams in Luck Sweepstakes. We are not one of those teams.
Now, as for Rex not changing the lineup, this is probably a good thing. S Eric Smith has said that he thinks a lot of the problems are people trying to do too much, and take on responsibilities outside of their job description. A team works best when everyone is doing their own job and focusing on doing it well. There was a clear progression this past game, despite the loss. The offense looked better than the previous week, when it couldn't really move the chains. A change in offensive coordinator may help, however that change will not happen this week. The team will improve as they rebuild the chemistry they have seemingly lost. A game against the winless Dolphins might be the perfect thing to bring the team together.
Edit: I think C Nick Mangold has found the solution to our problem:
"Put Brandon Moore back there, let him be the fridge and run around, whatever it takes," Mangold said of getting the offense going. #Jets