Getting the heck out of town
Many of the Jets were practically sprinting out of the Florham Park facility after meetings today to get a start on the bye week. Many on the team, like Braylon Edwards (pre-sprint), said it was a good time with the Jets 5-1 after winning a messy game in Denver. The plane ride how was pretty nice.
"You always feel good going into the bye with a win," Edwards said. "Especially five in a row we're just trying to keep the thing rolling and keep getting better."
Jets coach Rex Ryan thought about it a little differently. He said that given the momentum, he wanted to keep on going.
"When you win five games in a row you just wish you keep playing to be honest with you," Ryan said via a conference call as he drove to his son's football game.
Ryan also said the officials made a very "professional" call when they saw the pass interference on WR Santonio Holmes (who was not in the locker room today). Ryan said that's a hard call to make in that stadium in the last two minutes of the game, but replays clearly show Holmes' facemask was tugged on the fourth down play.
Santonio Holmes caught the replay of the call, and said he thought he would have caught the ball and scored if not for the having his facemask pulled.
The team watched film today before heading out, and everyone got a chance to see the replay.
"I don't think it was a call given to us or a make up call," Edwards said. "I think it was a good call."
CB Darrelle Revis will stick around New Jersey for the most part to continue to get treatment on his left hamstring. He said he felt better today than he did after the VIkings game.
"This is a long process right now for me to get there, and I'm working my butt off too when I'm in the training room or in rehab," Revis said. "In due time I will be 100 percent and ready to go."
TE Dustin Keller had an MRI on an injured wrist this morning and got treatment this afternoon. Ryan wasn't overly concerned about it, and Keller will get an extra week to rehab the injury. The other notable casualty from the Denver game was David Harris, who "smashed" his nose but again, Ryan was not worried that it was serious.
OL Nick Mangold, who was the subject of a report last week expressing dissatisfaction with the amount of authority he had within the offense, said Monday that the report was false. He said he was joking around at the time and was misinterpreted. His wife saw the article and pointed it out to him, and Mangold sent a text to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to say it was a total misunderstanding.
So he's cool with his role.
"Very much so, yes," Mangold said.
As for what the team will do once they return from a week off -- which Mangold plans to spend in Ohio -- he said it's to keep the success going.
"It's a great start and we've got to finish it," Mangold said.