October 21, 2012; Foxboro, MA USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan after after being defeated by the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Rex Ryan on Preparing Through the Bye Week

After the unfortunate weather of last week here in the New York/New Jersey area, it always is a good feeling to get back to normalcy, and for Rex Ryan and the Jets, that means getting back to football. Coach Rex Ryan is happy, considering he doesn’t have power restored yet in his New Jersey home. He talked about the self scouting he did during the bye week:

Again, I don’t want to get into specifics, but you definitely do that. There are some things that you see about yourself. Again, some of the things, it’s really disappointing. We’re turning the ball over. We’re fumbling the ball away. The red zone turnovers have really been costly, obviously, because you’re taking points off of your board and, in some cases, putting them on the other team’s board. On defense, things are really not to our standards with our red zone defense and our third-down defense. Our run defense is not where we want it to be. It’s improving, but it’s not where we want it to be. Those are areas that (we have to improve in) and on special teams, where we normally lay our hat that hey this is how we build our football team, (we need to improve). We have to get back to who we say we are.

He addressed whether or not the Hurricane changed team preparations:

Again, things were different, some guys couldn’t come in the building, we had the building closed, some guys did anyway – coaches of course. It’s almost like hey you’ve got, everybody stay out of the building, except coaches of course. So you had a little of that. But a lot of coaches would take their work stations, their computer things and take them home with them. And so, a lot of preparation was that way, where they had to take some of their stuff home. But again, you’re never too far away from your work, that’s for sure. And obviously, you want to make sure that they’re protecting their families and that they’re there with their families in these trying circumstances.

The Jets have had a lot of time to reflect and get ready. Hopefully, they will be.

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