New York Jets’ Demario Davis and Muhammad Wilkerson on Recovering from Sunday

By Alan Schechter

Oct 20, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker DeMario Davis (56) tackles New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

We have always known that the Jets’ offense would struggle at times in 2013. A rookie quarterback, and many young weapons is not the recipe for immediate, consistent success.

However, one thing we have been able to count on in 2013 is top performance from the Jets’ defense. That is, until this past Sunday in Cincinnati. The Bengals took it right down the field on the Jets’ on their opening drive, and didn’t look back. Needless to say, it was an eye opener, to see the defense exposed that badly.

It was so bad, the defense didn’t even watch the game film. How strange is that in this league? Lineman Mo Wilkerson talked about how to correct the mistakes for next week:

Pretty much, (we’ve) got to fix those mistakes that we made in the game. We know Drew Brees is an elite quarterback and they throw the ball, so we’ve got to learn from mistakes from the Cincinnati game and get better for New Orleans.

LB Demario Davis talked about the same topic yesterday:

The thing is just technique football. We just have to be more efficient in our technique, in what we do, (and) listen what the coaches are asking us to do on the front end and the back end. We can all become more efficient in what we do. It’s all going to come down to just playing with good technique.

They both know that the team is a group of “brothers”, and that they just have to forget about this one and move on. With Drew Brees waiting in the wings, they had better move on quickly.