Jets coach Rex Ryan is urging his players to forget about yesterday’s 49-9 loss to the Bengals and look ahead to Sunday’s meeting with the Saints.
Ryan said today that he sees no reason to dwell on the loss to Cincinnati, and he just wants to acknowledge it and move on.
“We got our butts kicked and there’s no two ways about it,” Ryan said. “All phases of the game.”
The good news, Ryan says, is that he’s certain his team is better than it showed on Sunday, which means it should play a lot better than it did on Sunday.
“We’re a much better team than that. We know we’re a better team than that. But, again, what happened happened. We better move forward,” Ryan said.
If the Jets can’t move forward in a hurry, they’re in trouble. Yesterday the Jets’ defense allowed Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to throw for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and Ryan said Saints quarterback Drew Brees would throw for 700 yards if the Jets play this week the way they did yesterday.
“New Orleans is one that will flat-out embarrass you,” Ryan said.
The only way to avoid that embarrassment is not to play in the embarrassing fashion the Jets did in Cincinnati.