Losing to Patriots turned tide for Jets

It's been a complete 180 for Gang Green since falling to New England in Week 5

Updated: November 8, 2011, 1:55 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- When the New York Jets lost to the New England Patriots last month, Rex Ryan took the half-full approach. At the time, it sounded like he was half-full of it.

The Jets had just dropped their third straight game and there was talk of a wide-receiver revolt in the locker room. They appeared to be on the brink of turmoil, but instead of tearing into his team, Ryan accentuated the positives -- namely, the long-awaited appearance of their running game.

The praise was ...

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