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


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.