Jets know there’s still hope after crucial win
Two games in five days? That’s a cinch for
After all, the New York
“This is a lot higher level than that,” a smiling Sanchez said Monday. “These guys are a lot better. I just really need to get ready.”
“It’s pretty intense,” said Sanchez, whose sore left knee that knocked him out for four plays Sunday shouldn’t hamper him. “This is a huge turnaround for us, and it’s quick. We have to make sure we don’t get caught up in the aftermath of the last game. We’re excited about the win, but we need to move on.”
Humbled and refocused, the
“We can’t focus on the future and what could happen five or six weeks down the road,” fullback
“A lot had been made of the swagger and all of that stuff, but at the end of the day, we’re just trying to stockpile wins now,” right tackle
With seven teams at 6-5 or 5-6 in the
“It would be huge to get two wins in a short period of time because then we’d have kind of a little mini-bye week, get guys rested up and go into that stretch run in December,” Woody said. “We’ve got some critical games in December, so if we can get this one, that would be huge for us trying to attain our goal at the end of the season.”
A good performance Thursday could also go a long way toward furthering the development of Sanchez, who had his worst game against Buffalo in Week 6. Sanchez threw five interceptions and had an 8.3 passer rating in the 16-13 loss, but isn’t looking for revenge this time around.
“That’s not good for a quarterback to think like that,” he said. “You just have to play these plays smart like I did last game and take care of the football. It’s not, ‘This guy intercepted me last time, I’m not throwing at him.”‘
This will mark the second game since Ryan announced he was taking a more active approach on the offensive side of the ball. It seemed to work Sunday as Sanchez was efficient while using a color-coded system developed by Ryan to better manage the game. The colors – red, green and yellow – are to remind Sanchez of game situations and to make sure he has a certain mindset in a given moment. For instance, red means to be extra cautious, while green means Sanchez should let loose and take a shot.
Ryan said the system, which he thought of himself, will be used again Thursday.
“You know me, I’m dyslexic,” Ryan said. “I figured it out. Just kind of came around it one way or the other, and it made sense to me. So, I figured I’m going to my weakest student and it made sense to me. I figured it made sense to him.”
“We have to take care of our business and that’s it,” Ryan said. “We put ourselves in this situation. … We know we have to win. That’s all we’re focused on.”
NOTES: Ryan said S