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Jets Determined to Move On to Miami

Posted Nov 25, 2014

S Dawan Landry: 'We've Got Five Games to Keep Going and We're Just Going to Battle Out'

After the ugly 38-3 loss to the Bills on Monday night, which marked the first time the Jets have been swept in a season series against the Bills since 2007, Green & White veterans are looking ahead to another AFC East showdown this Monday night.

“When we have losses, especially like the one we had last night, you always want to get back on the field and get the bad taste out of your mouth and take it out on the next opponent,” S Dawan Landry said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon. “We have Miami on Monday night as a primetime game. What better place and what better opportunity to get it out then?”

Center Nick Mangold said that there was a feeling of disappointment and frustration after the loss to the Bills, but that feeling won’t stop them from preparing for the Dolphins.

When asked about head coach Rex Ryan, the team, and what could happen come season’s end, Mangold said he’s focused solely on our AFC East rival.

“Shoot, right now we’ve got to worry about Miami and getting better and doing the things we need to do to help this team get a win,” Mangold said. “That’s down the road. That’s in the future. We’ll worry about that when the time comes.”

Mangold said the offensive line will need to be more effective than it was in Ford Field. The big guys up front allowed a season-high seven sacks of our QBs and the ground game was held to 92 yards — just the third time this season the Jets did not rush for more than 100 yards.

“I know our guys in our room are going to work to correct the issues. Obviously we can’t let up that much pressure and we have to be able to run the ball better,” Mangold said. “That starts with us. You give credit to Buffalo, they have a fantastic D-line. We knew going into it that it was going to be a big challenge for us. Unfortunately, we didn’t step up to the plate and we’ve got to do a better job.”

For the defense, Landry, who had six tackles in the loss, said the Jets were able to rotate players in the secondary. All four safeties and all four cornerbacks played in the game.

Although the unit was able to neutralize Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins (three catches for 35 yards), WR Robert Woods was able to have a career day, catching eight passes for 116 yards and one touchdown.

Landry made it clear that the Jets, who now sit at 2-9, are not packing it in just yet.

“Everybody fights real hard. It was one of those games,” he said. “We never got in a rhythm, but the effort’s always going to be there. This is a team with great character.”

The rest of the season, Landry said, begins with Jets' preparation for their next Monday night matchup, this time at home against the Dolphins.

“It’s a long season. We have five games left,” he said. “We’re just focusing on Miami right now. We’ve got five games to keep going and we’re just going to battle out.”



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