New York Jets players appear and sound to be extremely confident despite their dreadful 0-4 start to the 2019 season.
The New York Jets have suffered through absolutely dreadful start to the 2019 season. Quarterback Sam Darnold came down with mono, which kept him out for three weeks, although he has been cleared to return against the Dallas Cowboys.
The offense has scored two touchdowns in the team’s first four games, while the team has allowed over 30 points in each of the last two games. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the team held a players-only meeting after their fourth straight loss, but they are remaining confident.
Defensive lineman Leonard Williams spoke about how the team knows they need to improve but they believe they can.
“There are four quarters in the season and we’ve gone through our first quarter of the season now and we are 0-4 and we understand that we haven’t had a fast start to our season and it’s not where we want to be but at the same time the season’s not over,” Williams said. “Just like how if you lose the first quarter, the game is not over. We believe there’s a lot to fight for.”
Head coach Adam Gase knows that there is more work that needs to be done despite Darnold’s upcoming return.
“It’s probably more than just Sam getting out there,” Gase proclaimed. “We’ve got a lot of other things to clean up. Sam’s able to hide things sometimes for us where if we make a mistake, he covers it up. I think we just need to do a better job as a group making sure we’re all 11 on the same page.”
The team does have some experience on their roster, as center Ryan Kalil made the Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers. He knows what it takes for a team to get where they want to do, and according to Williams, he shared with the team what that is.
“What he was saying was we just have to stay level-headed and not get too high when we win and not get too down when we lose and just not being on a roller coaster and just stay level,” the Jets center said. “He’s been in this league for a long time, so hearing it from a guy like that meant a lot.”
One thing that the team will need is improved play from their offensive line. Their quarterback Luke Falk was sacked 10, yes, 10 times in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. That will need to be cleaned up or it won’t matter at all that Darnold is back.
The team will look to get back to winning against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS).