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Coordinators Corner: Rodgers Talks Turnovers

The Three Jets Coordinators Addressed the Media Thursday

Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers touched on the Seahawks offensive talent, mainly crediting QB Russell Wilson and WR Doug Baldwin, who deserved more league-wide credit in his opinion. However, Rodgers' main message to his unit this week wasn't game-specific — produce more turnovers.

"Actually right now I think it's too small of a sample size," he said when asked if he's concerned about the lack of turnovers thus far. "As far as from a defensive perspective we always want more. At this time last year we had 11 turnovers. Right now it's something we're steadily harping on and defensively it really helps change the game, so that's something we're definitely working on."

Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey began his time at the podium expressing confidence in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest of the offense. Even though the Seahawks enter Sunday's contest with the league's best defense, Gailey fully expects the offense to perform at a high level. He said the defensive players are very intelligent and stay true to their scheme, only making a few subtle pre-snap adjustments.

"This is a big 'one-on-one matchups' week, it really is," he said. "That is a true statement. Because some weeks it's scheme-to-scheme. This week it's more one-on-ones. Linemen have to win their one-on-ones with their pass rushers, running backs have to win their one-on-ones when they get somebody in the open field, receivers to have win and Fitz has to get it there, so that is a true statement."

As Jalin Marshall is sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Jets signed WR/KR Jeremy Ross. Ross spent training camp with the team and is competing for the starting return spot along with WR Robby Anderson and CB Marcus Williams. However, whoever is named starter will double-dip and return both kicks and punts according to special teams coordinator Brant Boyer.

"Well, he's done a great job," Boyer said of Ross. "He came in, got off a red-eye from last night and showed up today having hardly any sleep. He did a nice job so we're going to make a decision at the end of the week. If he continues to do well, along with the other guys we've got in the mix who are doing well catching the ball, we'll make a decision here in the next few days. But he did a nice job today."

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