Jets’ protection had players-only assembly on off day

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Within the midst of a traditionally dangerous stretch of factors allowed, the Jets’ protection skipped an off day for a players-only assembly on the facility.

“Simply speaking with each other about sure experiences on the sphere,” cornerback Javelin Guidry mentioned of Tuesday’s assembly. “Actually wanting us to lock in on what you, your self, has to do to get higher. When everybody does that, we’ll be a greater soccer workforce.”

The Jets allowed 175 factors over the previous 4 video games, the second-most in a four-game span by any workforce since 1970. The Patriots (54), Colts (45) and Payments (45) made the Jets the primary workforce for the reason that 1966 Giants to surrender not less than 45 factors 3 times over 4 video games.

“That’s the big-picture elephant within the room,” Guidry mentioned. “We speak about it. We all know what now we have to do as a protection — what we did within the first six video games of the 12 months, performed effectively. So, we’re making an attempt to get again to it sooner or later at a time.”

Cornerback Javelin Guidry mentioned the Jets’ protection had a players-only assembly earlier within the week.
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Guidry was one of many foremost culprits Sunday in opposition to the Payments as Stefon Diggs went off for eight catches for 162 yards and a landing, most of which got here after the second-year professional moved from the slot to interchange injured starter Brandin Echols. It was a near-impossible ask of Guidry that coach Robert Saleh later mentioned was allowed as a result of the system doesn’t dictate assist in these conditions.

“It was an awesome expertise,” Guidry mentioned. “He’s a prime participant on this league, having the ability to see the place I stand with him and having the ability to compete on the market.”

Guidry mentioned it’s routine for the defensive gamers to satisfy on off days and watch movie, so it wasn’t essentially an emergency response to the determined straits.

“Everybody having the chance to talk on how they really feel is vital,” Guidry mentioned. “Except for soccer, what they’ve happening in life. That’s the best way to lock within the area now. We received nearer collectively from that, I imagine.”

The protection was anticipated to wrestle given the youth, particularly within the secondary, however these are new depths. The veterans within the front-seven, together with Foley Fatukasi, Jarrad Davis and C.J. Mosley, ran the assembly.

“It was open for everyone,” Guidry mentioned, “so everybody talked, actually.”