FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — As the New York Jets gathered for their first day of work in a week, they insisted their focus was on football, on their next opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.
Even players such as Nick Mangold, who didn't have power in his New Jersey home, said there would be tunnel vision for everyone on the roster. Coach Rex Ryan and his staff are insisting on it.
Mangold agreed that the Jets (3-5), coming off two straight losses, will "put all our efforts into Seattle."
No, they haven't, particularly in ugly home losses to San Francisco and Miami. Ryan gave them the entire bye week off in great part because of the hurricane, but maybe he wanted them to get away from the game, recoup and come back with a new sense of purpose.