Even though players generally don’t like Thursday Night Football due to the short week, one positive is the
ten days after the game to get healthy and fix things strategically.
And we know the Jets have a lot to fix on defense coming off a very poor performance in a 45-30 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts amassed 532 yards, including 260 yards rushing, and scored on seven of 11 possessions.
How much will the Jets be able to fix on defense during their “mini-bye” coming off Thursday Night Football?
Perhaps some things, but remember, after their real bye-week, they came out in Week 7, and gave up 54 points in New England, allowing 551 yards.
Saleh thinks the defensive staff and players are “doing a real nice job.” He feels it was just two bad days at the office against New England and Indianapolis.
“The staff is doing a really nice job, the players are doing a really nice job – we just had two bad games against two pretty good offenses,” said Saleh.
It will be interesting to see what Saleh and Jets DC Jeff Ulbrich are able to fix with 10 days to prepare for Buffalo.
But perhaps some of the fixes will have to come in the off-season in the draft and free agency.
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