Tony Sparano's Mantra: Protect the Football

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Mark knows he must take care of the football better.

“No matter who your coordinator is, I’ve got to take care of the ball better than I did,” he said.

The offense, believe it or not, is also working on making the tackle on interceptions and fumbles, as the Jets gave up a league high 7 TDs on interception or fumble returns. Also unacceptable.

Of course, the idea is not to give the ball away in the first place, and that has been drummed in by the Jets new offensive coordinator.

“If you ever want to see him get riled up,” Rex Ryan said, “it’s when you turn the ball over and you’re not protecting it.”

This is a great sign for the Jets, as this was one of the biggest issues the offense had in 2011. Habits are what take over during games, and if they get in the habit of not turning it over now, this will make for big change and improvement in 2012.

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