Rich Cimini had a couple of very interesting quotes from Demario Davis and Sheldon Richardson after the game. The Jets looked confused and unprepared to me and it doesn't sound as though that was too far off the mark:
"As a leader on defense, I take full responsibility for everything that happens defensively,"
"Right now, we're not practicing like a championship football team." He also said, "I don't see a lot of guys putting a lot of effort into film study."
That to me is extremely worrying. When you are struggling, you need to put even more work in during the week. The way to combat athletic and physical weaknesses is to be prepared and one step ahead of the more dominant unit. If the Jets are not putting the work in during the week and not practicing all out, then what makes them believe they can go out on a Sunday and win a football game?
We are 1-4 for a reason, mainly because we don't have the physical talent. However now the leader of the defense says we're not applying ourselves in film study during the week, which makes it even harder to defend these players. Sheldon Richardon commented that there were a few communication problems
"I was trying everything," Ryan said.
He apparently flubbed a couple of calls, according to Sheldon Richardson.
"He had his few communication problems, and we were in the wrong stuff, or it was a different call than what we were calling and he wanted something different," Richardson said. "It only happened like twice, and it really wasn't that big of a play when he did mess up. So it's all on us."
Demario took a lot of the blame for the problems and so he should. He really fluffed on a few coverages which led to big plays and in his own words, was 'invisible' for the rest of the game. This is a huge problem and this rests on the coaches, if players are not putting in the time, the coaches need to come down on them like a ton of bricks.
Next week if you watch us get ripped apart by the Bronco's, you'll know why.