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Jets must take season one week at a time

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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (41) and New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrate after a sack in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (41) and New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrate after a sack in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports /
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As the New York Jets are coming off two terrible weeks of football, they must stick to taking this season one week at a time.

The New York Jets are currently 1-3 so far this season and have been playing some pretty abysmal football the past two weeks. Their defense doesn’t know how to handle incoming tight ends and their quarterback play has been some of the worst  to date.

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All hope should not be lost, however. There is still a ton of football left to be played as the season is far from over. What once were aspirations to be an NFL Playoff-caliber team, it’s best to simply focus on the task at hand and not worry about the postseason.

There is a great saying in life that can easily apply to football. Sometimes when things get so bad and out of control, it’s best to take two steps back to make one giant step forward. The Jets need to completely change everything they’ve been doing recently and start something fresh.

It’s no secret that their main issues are in their defensive secondary, a lack of consistency on offense, and well, injuries are starting to creep up a bit earlier than usual. The Jets must head to the drawing board this week and go back to basics.

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It’s the only thing that will effectively work. The Jets need to focus on the fundamentals of tackling, committing to the run, and overcoming injuries to starters by going to quality depth.

Nothing has been working ever since Week 2 and the Jets need to foster a culture of change. It’s hard to accept that heading into Week 5 of the regular season but clearly, whatever the Jets have been doing is currently failing.

Time for a culture change is in order. It’s time to accept the fact that the Jets are playing pathetically and need to be held accountable for their actions. It’s time to stop the talk about the playoffs and focus on the here and now.

Right now, the Jets have another tough game on the horizon against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5. Even head coach Todd Bowles knows the Jets must slow down a bit and focus on what is happening right now. This will be a tough game at hand and it’s time to correct all the miscues and issues across the team.

Here is what Bowles said about it, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:

On if he is worried about the season getting away from them with two road games coming up against playoff teams from last season…

I don’t care where we play. We take them one week at a time. We’re going to correct our mistakes from today and get ready for Pittsburgh. We have to show up and play wherever we play.

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Overall, this is yet another true test to the character, culture, and atmosphere of the Jets. Can they rise to the occasion? Anything is possible but it’s best to focus on right now instead of the rest of the schedule or playoffs.

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