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Jets get physical in practice in hopes of not being run over

49ers Gore breaks loose past Jets DeVito for gain in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

The Jets offense looked like it hadn’t practiced together at all last week, so they decided to go back to training camp mode in practice this week.

To bounce back from last week’s embarrassment, coach Rex Ryan asked for suggestions, and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo mentioned an eight-minute period of run drills in practice. Starters would face starters, with no tackling to the ground, but otherwise full speed.

I challenged our guys to compete against each other,” Ryan said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “The only way to get better is to go full-speed against each other. That’s what we got back to.”

There was exactly one pass during the segment, as the Jets worked on two of their biggest problems, running and stopping the run.

It’s the kind of button a coach can’t push too often, especially with rules which limit padded practices in season. But occasionally, it’s the kind of thing that can help.

If they were playing somebody other than the Texans this week, you’d almost give them a better chance.

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18 Responses to “Jets get physical in practice in hopes of not being run over”
  1. nygiantstones says: Oct 5, 2012 2:24 PM

    Sounds like the Jets are running out of ideas. How long til Rex Ryan is fired?

  2. holahey123 says: Oct 5, 2012 2:33 PM

    Picture the Jets in leotards practicing with the song “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John turned on.

    Let’s get physical, physical.
    I wanna get physical, let’s get into physical
    Let me hear your body talk, your body talk
    Let me hear your body talk

  3. winninitall says: Oct 5, 2012 2:40 PM

    “The Jets offense looked like it hadn’t practiced together at all last week”

    Dont the Jets realize that they have a game Monday. God this team has become a 2-2 joke

  4. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 5, 2012 2:50 PM

    TEACH THEM THAT YOU TACKLE BY WRAPPING YOUR ARMS AROUND THEIR LEGS. I don’t know how many times this season I’ve seen some goof try to tackle a back with his fingers on a jersey. They even tried it against Gore last week. Sickening.

  5. rcali says: Oct 5, 2012 2:58 PM

    Actual contact at practice, what a novel idea these days for NFL teams. NFLPA should be filing a complaint at any moment.

  6. ambitoos says: Oct 5, 2012 3:03 PM

    You have the same problem as the Chargers. No O line. Sanchez hasn’t got a chance with that O line protection.

  7. blackbug99 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:06 PM

    Jets are rebuilding…..The Sanchize experiment has faltered and the Tebow was just for headlines….

  8. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 5, 2012 3:20 PM

    Being physical is one thing, putting hot sauce on the opponent’s best player and laughing about it is another. I hope the League monitors this game, and if the Jets take any cheap shots the offending player and their loud mouth head coach should be fined.

  9. tombradyswig says: Oct 5, 2012 3:21 PM

    and yet…..
    they’ll still be run over!!

    sad state… that is the jests

    6-10 Rex and Tanenbaum will be fired by Woody after debacle of 12 season.

  10. cylondetector says: Oct 5, 2012 3:22 PM

    The Jets O vs the Jets D:

    The Very Movable Object vs The Incredibly Resistable Force.

  11. vincentbojackson says: Oct 5, 2012 3:27 PM

    Reports are the Jets defense looked dominant in practice this week (just like every other defense looks when going against the Jets offense).

  12. 2mannings1cup says: Oct 5, 2012 3:36 PM

    The Jets played the Jets in practice this week.

    And the Jets still lost…

  13. surferbum01 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:42 PM

    Somewhere out there….there’s a JETS fan (Rexcancoach) saying “Yeah, but we’re 2-2 and tied for first! It never felt so good to be this impotent and bad YET still in first place! Things are lookin’ up…..”

    No worries. It’s not like Houston has a good defense….oh, wait. Well, it’s not like they have a power running game…..oh, wait. What are the odds of back-to-back shutouts?

    Houston 38 – NY grounded JETS – 6

  14. kacapaco says: Oct 5, 2012 3:46 PM

    Porous O line Vs shy D line is not going to cut it. Publicity is all they dream & knowing Sanchez is taking them nowhere, they better start Tebow and regain the tabloids’ page. Oh Jets…

  15. totallyuselessme says: Oct 5, 2012 3:52 PM

    Let’s be real for a second here.

    No coaching tricks, no Tebow and no Sanchez is gonna change the fact that the Texans are going to take the Jets’ lunch money and stuff them in a locker.

    Who exactly are you gonna put on Andre Johnson? Cromartie? Right.

  16. sd1024 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:53 PM

    Yeah they might wanna work on the passing game a bit too. And the whole “take Monday AND Tuesday off!!!” thing….no.

  17. jetsareajoke says: Oct 5, 2012 4:31 PM

    It amazes me that they are just now figuring out that the way you practice is the way you usually play on Sundays. Most teams usually play the players who practice the best.

    Wait. Why would it amaze me. It’s the jests.

  18. therightisalright says: Oct 5, 2012 4:33 PM

    Hey Rexy better not work your poor little babies too hard -remember when your team got called out last week for quitting against the Niners your excuse was that they got “tired”. So since they are apparently in the same physical condition that you are they better save something for Monday otherwise it’s going to be 68-0.

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