Normally a team will watch game film together to notice what was done well, and what needs improvement. The New York Jets chose not to watch the film from yesterday’s blowout.
Yesterday, the Jets lost to the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 49-9. Today they have put an emphasis on moving on, and getting ready for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. In the process of doing so, they have chosen not to look at the past game’s film together as a team, as they normally would. Instead, it is up to the players to decide individually whether or not they want to watch the film on their own. Demario Davis expects his teammates to do so. However, if they don’t, what will we be able to expect on Sunday?
Davis put it well when he said that the only way to get better is to watch your mistakes and learn from them, and said he will be watching the film. As said above, he also expects his teammates to do so, and I hope they do.
My take: I don’t like this at all. I understand wanting to move on, but watching the film as a team is very important. Watching individually can help you notice some mistakes by a player, but watching as a team can reveal a lot more that a player might not notice. It also opens the door for players not to watch it at all. How can you expect them to learn? History repeats itself if you let it, I just hope it doesn’t happen here.