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Rex Ryan: Great practice was a great sign for Jets’ offense

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During the Jets’ current three-game losing streak, their offense has been indescribably bad. Geno Smith recorded passer ratings of 10.1, 22.3 and 8.3 in three straight games, and the Jets have been thoroughly humiliated in losses to the Bills, Ravens and Dolphins.

But Jets coach Rex Ryan has not lost hope.

In fact, Ryan said after today’s practice that he thought the Jets’ offense turned in its best practice of the season, and that he believes it’s a great sign of the way the Jets can play over the final four games of the season.

“As far as we’re concerned, [it was] probably our best day of practice we’ve had offensively. Not that it’s a good sign, it’s a great sign for us. Guys came out full of energy, bouncing around. Obviously, we need that. It’s just hard to explain but it was out there today,” Ryan said.

Ryan said Smith had his best practice today, and Smith agreed with Ryan’s assessment.

“I think we had a good practice today,” Smith said. “I liked the way that we executed. I liked the tempo. I can tell guys definitely want to turn things around and we understand that we haven’t played well as of late, so we’re doing everything in our power to get that changed. I think that was a result of us having a good practice today. Now it’s about just building consistency and turning one day into two.”

As badly as the Jets have played in the last three weeks, they’re actually not out of the AFC wild card race. The 5-7 Jets would probably have to win out to earn the No. 6 seed in the AFC, but maybe that’s possible. If the Jets’ offense can play the way it practiced.

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31 Responses to “Rex Ryan: Great practice was a great sign for Jets’ offense”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:24 PM

    I am still trying to figure how he figures his ’13 Draft class is “A+”

  2. swaggyy says: Dec 4, 2013 8:25 PM

    If Geno didn’t turn the ball over in practice then he’s obviously due for at least 3 come game time.

  3. raiders85 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:30 PM

    So that means the defense had an awful practice I’m assuming

  4. chrisknowsdbr says: Dec 4, 2013 8:42 PM

    Wow rex, you should be more worried about your defense in practice if that was the best offensive practice of the year

  5. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 4, 2013 8:44 PM

    Stop writing checks.

  6. igotgamenj says: Dec 4, 2013 8:46 PM

    Wow that’s great news so maybe this week they’ll score 6 points rather than 3

  7. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 4, 2013 8:48 PM

    they’ll beat the Raiders

  8. fordmandalay says: Dec 4, 2013 8:51 PM

    Wow. Just…. wow.

  9. ijahru says: Dec 4, 2013 8:51 PM

    Has Rex ever been around a great offense? How would he know what a great offensive practice looks like.

  10. pastabelly says: Dec 4, 2013 9:05 PM

    Rex should be more concerned with lining up a tv job on ESPN for next year.

  11. canadianbucsfan says: Dec 4, 2013 9:07 PM

    Geno Smith does not look like an NFL QB one bit.. Glennon on the other hand? he’s played good, not great.

  12. pixelito says: Dec 4, 2013 9:07 PM

    What other coach talks so much about practice?

    You’d think you’d have practicing down by week 13.

  13. blacknole08 says: Dec 4, 2013 9:15 PM

    Sad thing is Nick Foles could throw 50 straight INTs and he would still have a better QB rating than Geno Smith.

  14. kgun80 says: Dec 4, 2013 9:25 PM

    If his offense had a “great” practice… I would be worried about the Jets D.

  15. patsfan1820 says: Dec 4, 2013 10:02 PM

    This is the one week I will root for Oakland.

  16. honkerdawg says: Dec 4, 2013 10:05 PM

    Maybe they should just practice the next 4 weeks – they’d still lose!

  17. svn2011 says: Dec 4, 2013 10:27 PM

    He says that because he knows they are playing the raiders

  18. cwk22 says: Dec 4, 2013 10:54 PM

    Yea, we have heard it all before.

  19. richmanfl says: Dec 4, 2013 11:03 PM

    Even Tim Tebow wasn’t that bad. Maybe they need to sign him.

  20. bigbaldpapahawk says: Dec 4, 2013 11:38 PM

    By “practice” Rex means that they went to play lazer tag of something.

  21. bsizemore68 says: Dec 4, 2013 11:43 PM

    Who thinks that any one would want to see Geno Smith in a post season game? Bill

  22. lacco33 says: Dec 5, 2013 3:28 AM

    Since the NFL bases it’s playoff berthing on great practices, we can all assume the Jets will be on top of their division and heavily favored to take the Practice Super Bowl.

  23. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 5, 2013 5:45 AM

    Someone wake up fatrex and ask him what week it is and that his team is going no where.

  24. kappy32 says: Dec 5, 2013 7:07 AM

    A+ practice by a bunch of A+ players.

  25. weepingjebus says: Dec 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    They somehow beat the Patriots once, which is typically their Super Bowl. But I would not put it past them to end up at 8-8 or thereabouts just to ensure Rex and Sanchez return for one more magical season.

  26. 69finfan says: Dec 5, 2013 10:21 AM

    If that Offense looked “great” it must have been because the defense was on another field by themselves.

  27. malab377 says: Dec 5, 2013 11:03 AM

    It’s all about practice

  28. tecunumanscowboys says: Dec 5, 2013 11:40 AM

    You are talking about practice, I mean it’s practice. What are we talking about? Practice.

  29. brutus9448 says: Dec 5, 2013 12:21 PM

    he forgot to mention that in this practice all the defensive players had one hand tied behind their back.

  30. pisano says: Dec 5, 2013 1:31 PM

    Rex, I’m so excited about your statement, I’m going to watch another team instead of the Jets, that’s how much I believe in you. You sound like Obama, the flim flam man.

  31. jetfanfolife says: Dec 5, 2013 8:08 PM

    I know the Jets have been pretty sucky lately but they’re going to win this game. Geno is going to prove himself worthy and get over 250 yards passing and outshine Mark Sanchez again.

    Go Jets!!! Flip off Raiders ( | )

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