Jets close knit, but don’t want to be penalty pals

Jets committed a team-record 20 penalties in their win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

No, they didn’t stop the game to announce the record.

But the penalties certainly stopped the game a lot.

What are Rex Ryan’s thoughts on the Jets penalty-laden performance against Buffalo?

“I want to have a physical football team, but I also want to be the least penalized team in the league, not the most penalized team, so it’s not acceptable,” Ryan said. “And we’ve already talked about things we’re going to do and we have a good plan going forward. To have 20 penalties, the amazing thing is that we won the game. It seemed like every play we were having something go wrong in the game.”

 “Operation push-up” is returning to Florham Park. It was last used in 2010.

“There will be the push-ups, to challenge the entire organization to get behind it,” Ryan said. “I’m not saying that our fans need to do the push-ups and all that.   If our fans want to get in there and help us – how much pressure is that (on the penalized player)? You’ve got your fans doing push-ups!

“We had them all do them and it worked. I think that we really improved once we really emphasized it.  I want the player (who commits the penalty at practice) to stand up. I want him to notice who he’s affecting. He’s affecting all of us.  The penalties, man, we know we can fix it and it needs to start this week.”


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