The Jets put on quite an offensive performance in their 38-10 victory over the Packers Sunday. They totaled 441 yards of offense including 178 yards on the ground. But Chad Pennington set the tone on this day, connecting with eight different receivers on his first eight completions.
"One of the things that Chad is always very good at is understanding where the hole in the defense is and getting the ball to that receiver, and I thought he did a nice job of finding those spaces and taking advantage of those spaces," said Jets head coach Eric Mangini.
The following Jets' transcripts were obtained from the Green Bay Packers' Public Relations Department.
JETS HEAD COACH ERIC MANGINI:
(on the Jets running game) "I thought Cedric (Houston) did a nice job and I thought the offensive line did a nice job. It was a nice mixture of Cedric and Leon (Washington). They complemented each other, and I really like the job that the offensive line did as well."
(on Chad Pennington spreading the ball around) "One of the trademarks of the offense is trying to play fast and in doing that different guys are going to come open based on whatever the scheme is. One of the things that Chad is always very good at is understanding where the hole in the defense is and getting the ball to that receiver, and I thought he did a nice job of finding those spaces and taking advantage of those spaces."
(on the progress the Jets have made this season) "I like the consistent approach and I like the way that week in and week out guys are approaching film the same way, practice the same way, that they are pushing each other in a positive way."
(on Green Bay's third quarter comeback attempt) "The momentum could have shifted there in the third quarter; I thought that there wasn't any real sense of panic by anybody. We just went out there dealt with the situations as they came up. There was a sense of calmness throughout the defense during that period."
QUARTERBACK CHAD PENNINGTON:
(on the Jets first half success) "It was exciting. I think that our guys did a great job of having a mindset to execute and to not let the elements affect us with a game like this. Hats off to all of my teammates for doing a great job of executing within the passing and the running game. It was definitely a full, all-around offensive effort."
(on his pass protection) "Our guys just keep getting better and better. From week one up until now, they seem like they just keep getting better and better. They work well with each other, and they communicate with each other. I think that says a lot for having a core group of guys that have had a chance to really gel together."
(on winning three out of their four last games) "We seem to be putting full games together and I think that is important later on in the season. In order to be successful, you have to play well as a team and compliment each other in all facets of the game whether it is special teams, offense, or defense. This game is truly a team game, and that's not a cliché; it takes all three facets to play well if you want to have a chance."
DEFENSIVE END BRYAN THOMAS:
(on the Jets dominating defense today) "I am not surprised. As practice went on during the week, we were working hard. We focused on running to the ball and we focused on fundamentals. That has carried over into the game from practice each week."
(on developing a defensive reputation) "We want eleven guys around the ball each and every play. We want to be known as a defense that just terrorizes people."